‘Tis the season to be… FRIGHTENED! The time for Halloween festivals has come!
Flipped your calendar over to the next page? Check. Feel the nights are getting colder? Check. Well, it seems quite obvious, doesn’t it? Autumn is coming! It’s time to start getting into the Autumn groove and how better to do it than by preparing for one of its highlights – Halloween!
Unlike the many traditional holidays Koreans celebrate, Halloween has gained immense popularity amongst the youth in recent years and is on track to becoming a one-of-a-kind day for celebrations.
With Halloween coming just around the corner, it’s time to get your wacky costumes at the ready for the spookiest night of nights. Several spectacular events are already scheduled for this coming October, so check this guide to Halloween Festivals in Korea we have prepared just for you!
Get a head start with this year’s festivities with the help from us at Trazy!
Where to Find Costumes for Halloween!
Well, you can’t get into the Halloween spirit without a costume first, right?
Head on down to one of these stores and grab yourselves a spook-tacular costume to give your friends a scare. Stocked with a frighteningly large array of costumes and props from top to bottom, go crazy and up the costume game this year!
Once you’ve decided on a costume to wear, make your way to one or more of these fang-tastic events that are sure to be a hit with all Halloween lovers. From escaping the clutches of zombies to experiencing a unique Korea-style Halloween experience, it is sure to be a terrifyingly exciting night for everyone!
1. 2019 Zombie Run Festival – Seoul (Oct 26)
| Date: Oct 26, 2019 (Sat)
| Location: Let’s Run Park Seoul (Seoul Racecourse Park Subway Station Line 4)
For those looking for an exhilarating, blood-pumping experience, Zombie Run is back once again this year! Run for your lives and protect your three life bands at all costs! Featuring a new and improved 10-person team system, don’t worry about participating alone! Work together with your teammates to make it out safely from the zombie-infested arena!
*Tickets include entrance wrist band, survival package, souvenir and after-party admission (18 years~)
2. Escape: Psycho Circus Korea 2019
| Date: Oct 25 ~ 26, 2019 (Fri~Sat)
| Location: Seoul Grand Park (Seoul Grand Park Subway Station Line 4)
Coming to Korea for the first time ever this coming October 25~26 at Seoul Grand Park is Escape: Psycho Circus brought to you by the world-renowned host, Insomniac! This year also marks the first time the Halloween-themed EDM music festival is taking place out of its hometown, Southern California and entering completely new territory. With that said, a monster lineup has already been unveiled with confirmed performances from Galantis, Jauz, Kaskade, Kungs, Marshmello, Seven Lions, Slushi with many more to be announced soon! Revel in the spooky and mystical atmosphere and dance the night away with your favorite DJs!
*Why not spend the day at Seoul Land before making your way over to the festival in the evening?
3. Everland Blood City 3: Zombie Buster
| Date: Aug 30 ~ Nov 17, 2019
| Location: Everland Amusement Park
The largest theme park in Korea is back again with its annual Halloween festival, Blood City. Already into its third year, get ready to jump out of your skin as you experience the bone-chilling events that Blood City 3: Zombie Buster has prepared for adrenaline-junkies this year! From the Horror Amazon Express to the Crazy Zombie Hunt, it will seem as though you’ve stepped into one of the scenes of The Walking Dead.
For more details on Halloween in Everland, check out this other blog post!
4. Korean Folk Village: The Horror of Ghost Zone
| Date: Open all year round
| Location: Korean Folk Village
If you’re looking for something more Korean at heart, visit the ghost-themed attraction at the Korean Folk Village! Open to the public all year round, The Horror of Ghost Zone offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet fifteen ghosts from traditional Korean ghosts from the many Korean folklores of the past. Get to know more about each ghost, each with their own story, and make it to the end of the exhibition if you can!
[October] Weekdays 09:30-18:00 / Weekends 09:30-18:30
[November-January] Weekdays 09:30-17:30 / Weekends 09:30-18:00
5. Itaewon Halloween Festival 2019
| Date: TBA (Last week of October)
| Location: Along Itaewon Road
If you’re more of a mingler and want to show off your glamorous outfits to other party-goers, Itaewon is just the place for you. Spending Halloween at Itaewon has almost become one of those informal traditions that thousands flock to the streets of Itaewon Road to participate in the ghoulish festivities every year. With costumes getting more creative and daring by the year, who knows who or what we might meet at this year’s festivities!
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- Time Out Korea
- Official Website of Party N Deco
- Official Website of Party House
- Zombie Run Facebook
- Official Website of Billboard
- Official Website of Everland
- Official Website of Korean Folk Village