Korea Destinations: December Festivals to Check Out Around the Peninsula

Here’s a look at some festivals going on around the nation this December if you’re looking to get out and about.

Festivals Around Korea This December


Boseong Tea Plantation Light Festival

Date: November 29 – January 5, 2020

Location: Korea Tea Culture Park, Yulpo Beach

City: Boseong, Jeollanam-do

From November 29th until January 5, 2020, the fields of green are transposed into fields of lights turning it into a winter wonderland.

Lighting Festival at the Garden of Morning Calm

Date: December 2 – March 22, 2020

Location: Garden of Morning Calm

City: Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do

Over 30,000 lights are strewn upon the vast gardens, which include Hakyung Garden, Hometown House Garden, Bonsai Garden, Moonlight Garden, Sky Path and Garden of Eden, turning the grounds into a winter wonderland in the evening.

Seoul Design Festival

Date: December 4-8

Location: COEX

City: Seoul

A unique design festival highlights the country’s best designers all under one roof.

European Christmas Market

Date: December 7-8

Location: Seongbuk-gu

City: Seoul

Visitors can experience two days of a European Christmas event through food, music, and performances.

Pyeongchang Trout Festival

Date: December 21 – February 2, 2020

Location: Odaecheon Stream

City: Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do

A variety of programs including ice and lure fishing for trout, snow programs, ice programs, and folk programs are scheduled and enjoy eating your catch at local restaurants.

Yangju Snow Festival

Date: December 27 – February 9, 2020

Location: Jangheung Recreational Forest

City: Yangju, Gyeonggi-do

Everything winter-related, including sledding hills, sleigh trains and ice sculptures make this an exceptional festival each year.

Homigot Sunrise Festival

Date: December 31

Location: Homigot Sunrise Square

City: Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Celebrate the New Year with one of the most unique festivals and beautiful sunrises at the easternmost point of the peninsula.

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