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Christmas in Korea: Eye-Opening Holiday Events for the Whole Family!

Christmas Extravaganzas you shouldn’t miss.

Posted on 26 November 2019

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Spending Christmas abroad can help you discover exciting new ways to celebrate the holiday season and spend quality time with your family. But some of you might be thinking: Isn’t it too early to be thinking about Christmas?

Well, now is probably the best time to start making plans for your year-end trips and take advantage of any early bird promotion for travel packages, airfares and so on. If you’re eyeing Korea for your next family trip, you’re in luck! We’ve listed down the top Christmas events in Korea here so you can make arrangements ASAP and get the best travel deals.

Lotte World Christmas Miracle, Seoul

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If you haven’t read our last blog about the best amusement parks in Korea, Lotte World is recognised by Guinness World Record as the world’s largest indoor amusement park… and that’s not all to it! There is a connected outdoor theme park known as Magic Island, which features a whimsical Disney-esque castle, as well as a sophisticated shopping complex and an ice rink. When December rolls around, Lotte World is lit up by dazzling Christmas lights and larger-than-life characters take over the streets of the amusement park for its annual Christmas parade, which is simply a feast for the eyes.

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To put it simply, in addition to the park’s exhilarating rides and kid-friendly attractions, you can look forward to many exciting seasonal activities, such as Cinderella's Christmas Party, Carol Band Show and VR Experiences, to get you into the Christmas spirit.

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The Little Prince Lighting Festival of Petite France, Gapyeong 


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Familiar with the beloved story of The Little Prince and his rose? The Little Prince Lighting Festival is must-see Christmas spectacle at Petite France, which is essentially a mini Santorini designed in true French fashion. Built on a picturesque hill located close to the more popular Nami Island, this little village features colourful French houses that are decorated with sparkling lights and whimsical decor when Christmas comes around. No matter if you visit during the day or at night, the view will certainly make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale.

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Of course, the wonderful atmosphere is not the only thing you can look forward to here. There are various events that children and adults alike will enjoy. One of the main highlights is their hilarious marionette and puppet performances, which present classic fairytales with a twist. What’s more, you can also get hands-on and DIY your own marionette, Little Prince plaster art, wood art or colour pigment art.

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Everland Christmas Fantasy, Gyeonggi-do

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Everland is home to adorable pandas and also one of the world’s steepest, fastest, tallest and longest roller coasters. Enough said. If you’re not convinced yet, Everland goes all out for its headline Christmas Fantasy Festival, which runs for nearly two months. Visitors flock this popular Korean amusement park to take photos at the site’s most Insta-worthy spot - the 26 metres tall tower tree adorned with Christmas decorations and vibrant lights.

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Get ready to be enveloped in lights at Christmas Avenue, a sparkling street that is lit up by thousands of fairy lights and lined with 500 beautifully-decorated Christmas trees. Once you’re done strolling the 500 metres long stretch, you can enjoy other notable seasonal events, such as the White Christmas Parade, Christmas Wish Dance Show, as well as fireworks.


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