‘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 help from us at Trazy!
*Please don’t forget to keep your social distance and wear a mask to be safe from Coronavirus!
*The performances time and venue are subject to change. Please check on the official website in advance.
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. Halloween Costume & Decorations Online Shopping
Due to Coronavirus, having a crowded Halloween party at pubs or clubs isn’t a good idea. Why don’t you organize a home party to celebrate Halloween only with your family or friends? You can conveniently order Halloween costume and decorations from home on Trazy! Your order will be delivered at your doorstep without having to encounter a delivery person. Trazy Crew will handle the Korean language and payment hassles for you!
2. Everland Blood City: Dark Xircus
| Date: Sep 4 ~ Nov 22, 2020
The largest theme park in Korea is back again with its annual Halloween festival, Blood City. Already into its fourth year, get ready to jump out of your skin as you experience the bone-chilling events that ‘Blood City: Dark Circus’ has prepared for adrenaline-junkies this year! From the Horror Amazon Express to the Zombie Photo Spots, it will seem as though you’ve stepped into one of the scenes of The Walking Dead.
There are also many Halloween events for children in Everland. ‘Everland Halloween Wicked Parade’ is something you shouldn’t miss out on if you have children. The location of the parade is Carnival Square and you can see it until November 22nd, 2020. There are also Halloween special performances for children, such as ‘Lala’s Monster Clean Up’ at Carnival Square and ‘Ghost Mansion’ at Four Seasons Garden. They are both available only until November 1st, 2020.
There is also a ‘Halloween Dress Shop’ at Amsterdam in Everland where both children and adults can try on during the Halloween period (September 4th~November 22nd, 2020). It’s only available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
For more details on Halloween in Everland, check out this other blog post!
- Get Everland One Day Pass Discount Ticket
- Book Everland Discount Ticket & Shuttle Bus Package
- Book Everland Discount Ticket & Private Van Transfer Package
※Check the Everland application to see if the rides need to be reserved first and for the latest information on all rides!
3. Lotte World Horror Halloween
| Date: Sep 5 ~ Nov 15, 2020
Lotte World is a theme park in Seoul, where you can easily reach by subway by getting off at Jamsil Station (Line 2 & 8, Exit 4). It also has the largest indoor theme park in Korea so you don’t have to worry about the weather. Lotte World has a lot of events going on during the Halloween season.
‘Lotty’s Halloween Party Parade‘ is performed on the 1st floor at the Adventure Parade Course at 14:00pm. It’s the iconic Halloween parade, performed by Lotty with various Halloween candies and snacks, and it is the most popular parade for children.
‘Castle Zomebi M’ is performed at 18:20pm and 19:30pm and you can see the zombies celebrating Halloween at the Magic Castle in Magic Island.
‘Dracula’s Love’ is a fantastic rock & roll show about a love story between a Dracula and a human. You can see this show at the Adventure Garden Stage at 18:30pm.
‘Halloween Special Band Show’ is a band performance that plays pop music and the soundtracks of famous movies. It’s definitely recommended to those who love listening to music! It’s performed at 11:am and 16:00pm on the 1st floor at the Adventure.
2) Hot Places for Halloween
There are special hot places for Halloween at Lotte World. ‘Zombie Prison’ is where you can have a fun Halloween-themed room escape experience. It runs from 12:00pm to 21;00pm (the last entrance is until 20:30pm). ‘Zombie Theater’ is where you can see the zombie movie that actually makes you feel like you’ve seen the real zombies! Zombie Theater is open from 11:30am to 20:50pm (the last entrance is until 20:30pm). If you want to leave Instagrammable pictures, stop by a Halloween-theme photo studio that’s open from 12:00pm to 20:00pm. Last not but least, don’t forget to check out ‘Halloween Special Greeting’, where you can see the coolest and hottest zombies ever! They will be waiting for you from 17:30pm to 20:30pm.
3) Halloween Snacks & Goods
During the Halloween period, you can try a variety of Halloween snacks and drinks at Lotte World! You can also purchase Halloween goods at the souvenir shops, such as hair bands, hairpins, masks, and shoulder bags.
- Lotte World One Day Pass (+ Magic Pass Premium option)
- Lotte World Theme Park & Aquarium Combo Discount Ticket (+ Magic Pass Premium option)
- Korean School Uniform Rental near Lotte World
4. Seoul Land Luna Mask Party
| Date: Sep 12 ~ Nov 15, 2020
The theme of the party is to make your own face mask with Halloween decorations and enjoy the Halloween party (supplies are all provided). After you finish transforming with a monster mask, you will get to play three kinds of Monster Game Rounds: Break Witch’s Pumpkin Tower, Throw Spider’s Eye, and Hang Skeleton Neck. This party is especially popular among children!
Of course, Seoul Land has Halloween special performances as well. ‘Dance Big Match of Cops and Thieves’ is a powerful dance battle of zombie cops and zombie thieves. ‘Meoteol and Lunarif’ is a street performance of cute characters disguised as monsters.
BONUS: Daegu E-World Monster Attack
| Date: Sep 19 ~ Nov 1, 2020
If you are in Daegu, don’t miss out on ‘Monster Attack’ at Daegu E-World theme park! Monsters will spontaneously appear at the hot places at E-World. The hot places are the various Halloween-themed places: Darkness House, Costume Awards, Pumpkin House, Monster Race, Horror Powder Room, and Zombie Bartender. Each place has special events going on so don’t forget to check them out!
Monsters at E-World look very real so make sure you are brave enough to take photos with them!
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- Time Out Korea
- Official Website of Party N Deco
- Official Website of Party House
- Official Website of Coupang
- Official Website of Everland
- Official Website of Lotte World
- Official Website of Seoul Land