Here comes the most fantastic time of the year, Christmas. Christmas is also a bank holiday in Korea. Right now, South Korea is filled with awesome vibes only! Here, we’re going to share the Korean ways of celebrating Christmas with you.
*Some of the attractions & tours can be closed during the upcoming holiday season, due to the Korean govt’s policy.
1. Light Festivals
With the holiday season coming, there are a lot of amazing light festivals going to be held in Korea. Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival, Petite France Little Prince Lighting Festival, Lotte World Tower, and department stores like Lotte Department Store and Shinsegae Department Store, Seoul City Haul Plaza, etc., are all the great spots where Koreans will go and see those dazzling displays.
- Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm / Petite France
- Garden of Morning Calm & Nami Island & Petite France Package
- Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort & Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival
- Seoraksan National Park & Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm
- Lotte World Tower Discount Ticket
2. N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower is another popular place for Koreans to celebrate Christmas, especially for couples. It’s known for its deck that provides a 360-degree view of the entire Seoul city. Besides, it’s also the most romantic place for couples to promise each other’s everlasting love by locking the love padlocks. You can see the love padlocks trees being decorated with lights that look like illuminated Christmas trees! N. Grill, a revolving restaurant located on the highest point of N Seoul Tower, is another spot you can enjoy Christmas. You can enjoy French cuisine and a panoramic view with your beloved up there.
3. Theme Parks
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Theme parks are always popular destinations for family, friends, and couples. The famous theme parks in Korea: Everland Theme Park and Lotte World have special events and decorations for Christmas. Lotte World will hold a Christmas light festival with the theme, “Make a Winter Miracle Lights Up” until December 31st, while Everland Theme Park is going to hold “X-Mas Fantasy” with fantastic Christmas parades and performances until January 3rd, 2021. Everland also holds a Christmas market until December 27th! Both of them are sure to be filled up with Christmas vibes and leave you unforgettable memories.
*Snow Buster at Everland is closed from Dec 24, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021 due to the Korean government’s policy.
- Grab Everland Discount Tickets
- Transportation Options and Discount Tickets for Everland
- Get Lotte World Discount Tickets
- Book Lotte World Theme Park & Aquarium Discount Combo Tickets
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If you are in the southern region of Korea, you can enjoy the Christmas lights at Daegu E-World theme park! “Starlight Festival Christmas Fantasy” is held until January 15th, 2021, and you can see the marvelous colorful lights everywhere.
4. Custom Cake & Home Party
Not only employees are busy preparing for year-end parties, but also friends and families have a lot of reunions to symbolize the end of the year nicely. People exchanges gifts at Christmas parties and have cakes together. Korean people usually celebrate holidays with cakes, especially on Christmas day. If you want to prepare a one-of-a-kind custom vintage cake by choosing the colors, flavors, and lettering, simply order via Trazy and pick up at Itaewon!
Since COVID-19 is still serious these days, it is better to have a small party instead of celebrating Christmas outside. Conveniently order party supplies and decorations via Trazy and have them delivered to your home!
5. Exchange Christmas Gifts
As everyone does on Christmas, Koreans also enjoy exchanging gifts with family and friends! Since it is difficult to meet other people in person because of Coronavirus, people prefer to use online shopping and delivery service instead. You can either send your gifts to your loved ones within Korea or outside Korea.
- Christmas Gifts Delivery Service Within Korea
- Christmas Gifts Proxy Shopping & International Shipping
Moreover, you can send a special gift using Giftishow Mobile E-Coupon! You can choose from Starbucks, Ediya Coffee, Paris Baguette, and Trazy crew will send the Gifitishow e-coupon to the list of people you have provided for us. Korean mobile phone numbers aren’t required for the person sending.
6. Snowy Fun at the Ski Resorts
Koreans love to ski, snowboard, and snow sled at the ski resorts in winter! There are many ski resorts n Korea, such as Vivaldi Park, Elysian Gangchon, Phoenix Park, Alpensia, High1, Yongpyong, and many more. There are transfer service or shuttle bus from Seoul to these ski resorts. Also, there is Eden Valley Ski Resort where you can enjoy from Busan in a day!
*Ski Resorts are closed from Dec 24, 2020 to Jan 3, 2021 due to the Korean government’s policy.
Hocance is a word that combines “hotel” and ”vacance” and represents that Korean people spend their weekends and holidays at hotels with cozy rooms and modern facilities. It is now all the rage in that it’s affordable, and you can chill out without taking leave. Paradise City in Incheon is a hit among hocance-lovers as it features an indoor and outdoor pool open all year round as well as a fitness center, a casino, a theme park, and a shopping plaza. You can also enjoy luscious food and drinks there.
- Cimer at Paradise City in Incheon (Spa/Jjimjilbang/Pool) Discount Ticket
- Wonderbox at Paradise City in Incheon Discount Ticket
Jogyesa is the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, thus plays a leading role in Seon Buddhism in Korea. Even though Jogyesa is a Buddhist temple, you can see a Christmas tree during the Christmas season. And a lighting ceremony will be held in order to achieve religious harmony.
- Jogyesa Temple Stay
- Bongsunsa Temple Stay (Half Day)
- Jeondeungsa Temple Stay in Ganghwa Island, Incheon (2D1N)
- Geumsunsa Temple Stay (Mountain Temple in Seoul)
Find out more about Christmas in Korea:
- Christmas in Korea: Best Light Festivals in Seoul and Busan
- Everland Theme Park: Winter Festival Guide
- Christmas in Seoul for Both Singles & Couples!
Do you know more about Christmas in Korean through the blog? Plan your trip to Korea and feel the vibes!
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N Seoul Tower Facebook Fanpage
Jogyesa Official Site
Garden of Morning Calm Official Site
Paradise City Official Site
Everland Theme Park Official Site