Visit Korea #6: Hi Seoul Winter Festival Starts Dec. 19 (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)


Period: December 19, 2008 (Fri) ~ January 18, 2009 (Sun)
Location: Seoul Plaza, Cheonggyecheon Stream Area and downtown Seoul landmark buildings
Korea Travel Phone: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Inquiries: +82-2-120 (Korean, English)
Homepage: Click here
Detailed Schedule: English

The 2008 Hi Seoul Winter Festival will take place from December 19 (Fri) to January 18 (Sun), 2009 at the Seoul Plaza, Cheonggyecheon Stream, and other downtown areas of Seoul. 

This is a festival of lights, and the fluorescent light bulbs and light installations decorating the city will turn Seoul into a delightful winter wonderland.

During the festival period, major buildings such as Dongnimmun (Independence Gate), the Sejong Center, and the Seoul Metropolitan Council building, will all be decorated in silver-white lights.

There will be an ice skating rink in the center of Seoul Plaza, and surrounding it will be various light installations, such as chairs, snow sleighs, igloos, and towers. Surrounding the nearby Cheonggyecheon stream will be snow-covered streets, and a silver-white colored screen will be displayed. Moreover, a dazzling laser show will take place here every night during the festival. Nighttime in downtown Seoul will be made even more beautiful by the three hundred trees decorated in white-colored lights, which will line the streets from Gwanghwamun to Sungnyemun.For detailed information on the festival, please visit the homepage or contact the Dasan Call Center or the Korea Travel Phone.

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