Photo: Christmas tree at Seoul Plaza in 2015 (left) / Scene from last year’s Busan Christmas Tree Festival (right)Hands up if you are curious of where the magnificent and tall Christmas trees are located in Seoul or Busan!
The ‘Korea Christmas Festival’ will be held at the Seoul Plaza, along with a tree lighting ceremony on November 27. This year, the Christmas tree will be lighted up in blue lines of LED lights and surrounded by LED roses beneath. On the other hand, the Busan Christmas Tree Festival will kick off on November 26, at areas around Gwangbok-dong Cultural & Fashion Street. This year’s festival is themed “Happiness of Birth”, thus a huge ornament in the shape of a birthday cake will be hung on the gigantic Christmas tree, as well as other decorations and artificial snow are added to bring up the whole Christmas atmosphere.
Korea Christmas Festival ☞ Event period: November 27, 2016 / 18:00-19:00 (Christmas tree lights display will be available till January 8, 2017) * Main event is subject to changes without notice. ☞ Venue: Seoul Plaza ☞ Directions: City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1,2) and Exit 5 or 6. Walk for about 1-2 minutes. ☞ Inquiries: Dasan Call Center +82-2-120 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian)
Busan Christmas Tree Festival ☞ Event period: November 26, 2016 – January 8, 2017 (Opening ceremony on November 26 at 19:00) ☞ Venue: Areas of Gwangbok-dong Cultural & Fashion Street and parts of Yongdusan Park. ☞ Directions: Nampo Station (Busan Subway Line 1) and Exit 7. Walk for about 1-2 minutes. ☞ Website: bctf.kr (Korean only) ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)