In need of a holiday? Right on cue, Chinese New Year is nearly upon us bringing seven days off work from Thursday 11 to Wednesday 17. With overseas excursions off the menu and most of us staying put in Shanghai, things are looking a little different this year. But in between all the lanterns and decorations, there's still heaps to do. From traditional dinners to boozed-up brunches to craft workshops, here are the best ways to usher in the Year of the Ox.