Now Till 19 Nov: Feast Your Eyes On These Beautiful Lightings At Seoul Lantern Festival

Li Meixian

| November 10, 2017

The annual Seoul Lantern Festival has returned at the Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul! If you are traveling to Seoul soon, don’t miss the spectacular illuminations which will be on display until 19 November 2017.

Be captivated by the 21 different themes of lightings, as well as the special lighting displays for the upcoming Winter Olympics, where visitors will get “A glimpse into PyeongChang 2018 through the lanterns in Seoul“, the slogan for this year’s lantern festival.

What: Seoul Lantern Festival 2017
When: 3 – 19 November 2017, 5pm – 11pm daily
Where: Cheonggyecheon Stream (From Cheonggye Plaza to Gwansugyo Bridge)
Getting There: Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5, Exit 5), City Hall Station (Line 1, 2, Exit 4)
Admission: Free

Here’s a glimpse into what you can expect at the Seoul Lantern Festival:

Bamdabi and Soohorang (mascots for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics) playing Ice Hockey
Everyone’s favourite Pororo & Friends!
Representative lighting displays of Gwangjang Market
Dobong-gu (Dooly) themed lighting displays
Tayo the Little Bus, Robocar Poli and Super Wings

Aside from the lighting displays, visitors can also participate in hands-on activities such as decorating the lanterns* with their wishes and setting them afloat along the Cheonggyecheon Stream (*lanterns are available at 3,000 won each). There are also VR (virtual reality) experiences, live portrait-drawing by artists, several food trucks throughout the venue and more. Don’t miss it!


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