8 Things to Do in Shenzhen at Night

1: Shenzhen Civic Center

Shenzhen Civic Center is the administrative center of Shenzhen. It has the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, Shenzhen People’s Congress and Shenzhen Museum and so on. It is also a place for citizens’ entertainment. The fantastic light show at Shenzhen Civic Center is one of the best things to do in Shenzhen at night. It is given at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. on every Friday, Saturday and holidays. There are usually 43 buildings, 1.18 million LED lights participating in the light show. In accordance with the music, the lights form different patterns in different colors, giving visitors a grand visual feast.

2: Dongmen Pedestrian Street

This is one of the oldest night markets in Shenzhen gathering various shops and restaurants. You can buy whatever you want here and taste food and snacks from all over China, even from overseas. The architecture in Shenzhen Dongmen Pedestrian Street combines Chinese and Western style. When night falls and the lights are on, they are very dazzling. Besides, the street is densely populated with karaoke clubs, nightclubs, bars, discos and video game rooms open night long for visitors to have fun and get relaxed.

3: Peak Plaza of Lotus Hill Park

On the main peak of Lotus Hill, there is a Peak Plaza of 4,000 square meters (4,784 square yards), which is the highest outdoor square in Shenzhen. From the peak plaza, visitors can overlook the night scenery of Shenzhen full of blurring skyscrapers and sparkling vehicle flows, which is a wonder thing to do in Shenzhen at night. Being quiet up there, it is also a good place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

4: Shenzhen Sea World

Shenzhen Sea World in Shekou is made up of two parts: The Minghua Ship used to be a luxury cruise ship and The Sea World Plaza. There are high-end hotels, large theme bars, theme restaurants there, which are very exotic. In the evening, the fountain there will dance to the music, making the night not only beautiful, but also dynamic.


5: OCT Harbour

Every night, OCT Harbour hosts an amazing water show, together with dancing and music performances and fireworks show lighting up the black sky. After watching the show, you can visit countless shops and taste delicious foods in O’ Plaza in OCT Harbour, whose small fountains in the front square can “dance” with tourists. At the same time, there is a very dreamy underwater world inside the mall, where tourists can watch sharks foraging, dolphins playing, jellyfish dancing, sea lions jumping, and colorful coral.


There are many theme parks in OCT East, including Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages, Window of the World and Happy Valley. At night, the OCT East is illuminated with various colors of lights, as if showing an art film of lights. There are also various wonderful performances inside these theme parks for tourists to appreciate or take part in. It is no exaggeration to say that OCT East is a sea of joy at night.

Every night at 07:00, the splendid show “Dance with Dragon and Phoenix” will begin on time at the Phoenix Square in Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages, which integrates China’s folk dance, folk opera, folk acrobatics and so on, and involves over 500 performers. It is known as “Must See Show in Shenzhen” and one of the best things to do in Shenzhen at night. There are even more wonderful water-splashing activities at summer nights, where popular DJ and dancers take turns to show their skills. There is also a night market with Dai characteristics inside. Under the starry night, a variety of delicious Dai food make tourists linger on.
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8: Litchi Park

Litchi Park is named for more than 500 litchi trees in the park. If we say the above recommended things to do in Shenzhen at night is lively or dynamic, the Lichi Park at night is quiet and full of poetic atmosphere. There are some traditional Chinese style architecture inside. When the night falls and the lights around the lake are on, it is a good place to have a stroll to get replenished from a day’s busy work.

Further Reading
Top 7 Things to Do in Shenzhen
12 Best Places to Visit in Shenzhen
Shenzhen Nightlife
- Last updated on Feb. 02, 2021 -
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