Here comes the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas. Right now, South Korea is completely filled with awesome vibes only! Here are the highlights of Christmas in South Korea that’ll glisten up your travel!
1. ‘Happy Christmas Party’ at Lotte World
Lotte World is the only indoors amusement theme park, located in Jamsil, eastern Seoul. In addition to the rides that are available at Lotte world, the “Happy Christmas Party”, which runs until the very day of Christmas, promises to bring an amazing show with a variety of characters and performances throughout the evening. Tickets are available here. If you’re a K-pop fan, here’s a video of EXO having fun at Lotte World below! 😉
2. ‘Christmas Fantasy’ & ‘Romantic Illumination’ at Everland!
Here’s the most exquisite Christmas tree you’ll ever meet in Korea! Just visit Everland, one of the most famous and largest amusement parks in Korea.For this special season, Everland is offering two main events, ‘Christmas Fantasy’ and ‘Romantic Illumination’, which include various entertainments such as fantastic display of lights and Moonlight Parade, and the magical fireworks in the sky! Want to go see the lights in Everland? Go ahead and get a One-Day Pass at a discounted price here.
Oh! And don’t forget to experience the notoriously thrilling roller-coaster ride on T Express, which boast the steepest ride in the world with a top speed of 104 km per hour at a 77-degree angle! Try the ride, you’ll know what we’re talking about 😉
3. Winter Festival- ‘Christmas Party’ at Seoul Land
Full of Christmas spirits, Seoul Land is also offering Christmas Magic Show and Light Fantasy Show, as well as a great excursion like snow sledding! You and your family will love it! For details, click here.
Now, enough of amusement parks! Let’s get out on the streets in Korea to see what’s going on at this time of the year!
4. Myeongdong Lights Festival
Here’s the most famous and popular shopping district in Seoul, Myeongdong, and awe-inspiring Christmas decorative lights have gone up everywhere on the streets!
But! Take note. During Christmas Eve, this place gets jam-packed 😦 So, try to avoid at all costs, and visit it another day (usually the Christmas day itself is less crowded than Christmas Eve).
Year after year, Seoul City Hall never fails to bring the Christmas cheer and it brings it hard. As a busy place with festivals happening nearly everyday, it’s no wonder that City Hall goes full force with Christmas spirit.
6. Namsan Tower
Right now at N Seoul Tower, you can meet this huge Christmas tree called a Kissing Tree. A Kissing Tree….hmm…couples and lovers, you get the idea, right? So, take your love to N Seoul Tower and make unforgettable memories beneath this wonderful Kissing Tree! 😉
And don’t forget to visit the observatory, where you can enjoy the spectacular 360 degree view of the entire city of Seoul! The admission ticket for N Seoul Tower is available here.
Want to see what’s more out there outside of Seoul? Then, here are the Christmas highlights in Busan!
As the second most populous city in Korea after Seoul, there are definitely many festivals that can rival those in the capital. Here are some that you should definitely check out if you’re in Busan:
7. Nampodong Christmas Tree and Lights Festival
The Christmas festival in Nampodong, in Busan, has been going on for 7 years in a row now, and has been making its name known as one of the biggest festivals of its kind in Korea. Want to take a trip to Busan? See ‘Private Van tour in Busan or Gyeongju‘ or ‘Busan Night Tour with the Locals‘, which offer a convenient tour around other cities in Korea!
And watch this wonderful video of a stage at Nampodong, and have yourself a merry little Christmas!
8. Seomyeon Christmas Festival
Here’s another downtown area you should visit in Busan, called Seomyeon, that has literally everything that you can imagine, from great food to an amazing shopping experience! It’s now lit up with Christmas lights and decorations, so take a look.
Feel the vibes from the photos and videos? Then, spend your Christmas or winter holidays in South Korea!
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