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[Korea] Celebrate the New Year Countdown in Seoul

  • Date12/22/2017
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Photo: Poster image for New Year 2018 Countdown Festival

Lotte World Tower, Korea’s tallest skyscraper with a height of 555 meters, is currently in preparation for the New Year Countdown Festival. Visitors are invited to join in on this once in a year event, as this is the first New Year countdown celebration to take place at Lotte World Tower and its surrounding area.

A performance stage will be prepared with seats offered to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. As the event takes place late at night of December 31, hand warmers will be distributed to the audience.

In reference to 123-story high Lotte World Tower, a special countdown button ceremony will take place 123 seconds before midnight with 123 selected participants. To volunteer as the countdown ceremony participant, visit the Lotte World Tower & Mall Facebook page to turn in a request.

Besides the countdown event, stage performances by acoustic bands, jazz bands, trot singers, and K-pop stars as well as a cheerleading squad in support of a successful event of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be prepared to entertain spectators of all ages.

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Celebrate the New Year Countdown in Seoul

☞ Period:
20:30 (December 31, 2017) – 00:40 (January 1, 2018)
☞ Location: Lotte World Tower & Seochonhosu Lake (300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul)
☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8), Exit 1, 2, 10, 11.
☞ Programs
20:30-23:57 Celebratory Concert
23:57-00:07 2018 Countdown Show
00:07-00:40 New Year Concert
☞ Fee: Free / Stage audience seats available on a first-come, first-served basis
☞ Website: (Korean only)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-3213-9981
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Information courtesy of Lotte World Tower