Where to Spend Christmas in South Korea

Where to Spend Christmas in South Korea
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Spending Christmas in South Korea can be a delightful experience, as the country has a unique blend of traditional and modern celebrations. Here are some popular places you might consider:

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  • Myeongdong: This bustling shopping district in Seoul is beautifully decorated during the Christmas season, and you can enjoy shopping for holiday gifts.
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP): DDP is often adorned with festive lights and decorations during Christmas, creating a cheerful atmosphere.
  • Seoul Christmas Festival: The city hosts various events and festivals during the Christmas season, including concerts, markets, and light displays.
  • Starfield Library at Coex Mall – Under a ceiling made of paneled glass that allows the warm rays of the sun to light up the vast emporium, a beautiful, book-brimming space filled with the sound of soft music.
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Haeundae Beach: While it might be too cold for swimming, the beach area is often decorated with lights, and there are Christmas events and markets around the Haeundae area.
Gamcheon Culture Village: Explore the colorful streets of Gamcheon Culture Village, which may have special Christmas-themed events.

Busan: Coastal Wonders & Cultural Gems Tour with Sky Capsule

Revel in Haeundae Blueline Park’s coastal beauty by taking a Sky Capsule, brave the Oryukdo Islands Skywalk, and immerse in the rich tapestries of Huinnyeoul and Gamcheon Culture Villages.

Jeju Island:

Manjanggul Cave: The cave, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is beautifully lit during the holiday season, providing a unique and festive experience.
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak: Enjoy a hike to this volcanic peak and take in the scenic views. The surrounding area may have Christmas decorations.

Jeju Island West Bus Tour with Lunch included Full Day Trip – This section of the World Heritage site includes highlights such as Geumneung Beach, Hanlim Park, Songaksan Mountain and Cheonjeyeon Falls, all narrated by your guide.


Songdo Central Park: This park is known for its modern design, and during Christmas, it may feature festive decorations and events.

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Everland Theme Park: Located near Seoul, Everland often hosts special Christmas events, parades, and light displays during the holiday season.

Remember that while Christmas is celebrated in South Korea, it is not as widely observed as in some Western countries. However, you can still find festive decorations, events, and enjoy the unique cultural experiences that Korea has to offer during the holiday season.
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