🎄🎵 We wish you a Merry Christmas! 🎵🎄
The holidays are finally here! Merry Christmas everyone!
This year, we put together a little activity calendar to keep you informed and help you get into the Christmas spirit! There are lots of indoor and outdoor activities that are great for solo missions, dates, or fun for the whole family.
Yeouido Ice Park | Seoul, Yeongdeungpo
November 23 ~ December 31, 2019 (10am ~ 9.30pm)
Yeouido Park is a popular outdoor destination in all seasons. This winter you can lace up your skates for some fun on the 1,800 sq. meter ice skating rink. Yeouido Ice Park also features a small sledding slope and a snow ‘playground’. Prices are super reasonable, starting at ₩2,000 for skating and ₩1,000 for skate rental—it’s fun for the whole family! If you get sick of the cold, they even have an indoor café that serves hot drinks and snacks.
Make a Miracle Winter | Lotte World, Seoul
November 23 ~ December 31, 2019 (9:30am ~ 11:00pm)
Lotte World is Korea’s only indoor amusement theme park, located in the Jamsil area. This year, they will host a kid-friendly Christmas light festival named, “Make a Miracle Winter.” The festival promises special holiday themed characters and performances in Christmas zones set up both indoors and outdoors. The highlight of the festival is the “Snow Castle” which is adorned with a stunning array of Christmas lights. Children can take a photograph with Santa Big Lotty and his friends indoors near the festival’s “Miracle Tree.”
Myeongdong Lights Festival | Myeongdong, Seoul
December 1 ~ December 31, 2019
The Christmas spirit is buzzing in Myeongdong, Seoul’s most popular shopping district, along with all the shining lights. The streets of Myeongdong will be packed over the holiday as gift seekers take to the streets to shop and take in the sites and sounds of Christmas time. Expect large crowds, but truly one of the most lively Christmas festivals in Korea!
DDP Winter Light Festival | Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul
December 20 ~ January 3, 2020
The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Design Foundation are hosting the Dongdaemun Design Plaza Winter Light Festival. The plaza will be covered with a media facade featuring the work of local artists. The theme, titled “DDP Light,” will showcase the intersection of art and technology whereby onlookers can experience an interpretation of “light.”
Miniature Christmas Village | Millennium Seoul Hilton
November 23, 2019 ~ Sunday Feb. 2, 2020. Daily, (10:30am ~ 10:30pm)
The Millennium Seoul Hilton is featuring it’s time-honored miniature Christmas village along with their Christmas Train setting. The holiday installation is a kid-friendly option that marks the Hilton’s 24th year displaying the Christmas village. Visitors can enter the lobby to view the village and the 10-meter-tall Christmas tree.
Pyeongchang Trout Festival | Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do
December 21 ~ February 2, 2020
The Pyeongchang Trout Festival is an annual holiday classic hosted in the cozy Gangwon town of Jinbu-myeon. The area is famed for trout farming in the cold, clear waters. Festival visitors can enjoy a huge lineup of winter activities including: ice fishing, snow & ice activities like sledding, skating and sleigh rides, along with a traditional folk program. Any trout caught during the festival can be prepared at one of the many nearby restaurants. Prices for fishing start at ₩15,000, portable shelters can be rented for an additional ₩29,000, and successful fisherwomen & fishermen can cook their catch for ₩3,000-5,000 at a restaurant.
Busan Christmas Tree Festival | Busan, Nampodong
November 15 ~ January 5, 2020
Nampodong’s Christmas Tree Festival is celebrating their 10th year and is widely revered as one of Korea’s largest holiday festivals. This year, the festival will feature an assortment of family-friendly holiday activities like the tree of wishes, a photo and video contest, as well as a lineup of holiday-themed street performances. In addition to the daily lineup of events and concerts, visitors can also participate in the popular carol singing contest. The Busan Christmas Tree Festival is open to the public and completely free of charge.
Sledding Hill at Everland | Gyeonggi-do
December 1 ~ March 31, 2020 (10:00am ~ 9:00pm)
Everland’s ‘Snow Buster’ sledding hill is a popular outdoor attraction for groups and families. It’s great fun for those that want to enjoy the slopes but don’t ski or snowboard. Everland has a groomed sledding slope, sleds to rent, as well as heated lounges where you can warm up or with snacks, refreshments, and hot chocolate. Everland recently installed a convenient lift so riders can avoid the trek back up the hill after each ride. The entrance fee is nearly as steep as the hill, tickets for one day are ₩54,000 while two-day tickets cost ₩84,000.