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[Korea] Busan Gets Ready for Christmas

  • Date11/26/2019
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Photo: Busan Christmas Tree Culture Festival 2018

Busan’s streets are lighting up with colorful lights in preparation for the upcoming Christmas season.

The streets of Gwangbok-ro are currently hosting the 11th annual Busan Christmas Tree Festival, scheduled to take place until January 5, 2020. Busan Christmas Tree Festival displays a variety of LED lights and hosts diverse performances to set the mood for the upcoming holiday season. In particular, this year’s festival focuses on celebrating the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit. The event venue is divided into three sections: Gwangbok-ro entrance, Busan Modern History Museum, and Changseon Commercial Building entrance.

Leaflets in English as well as English, Japanese, and Chinese interpreters are available at the event office for foreigners.

Another festival lighting up Busan is the Haeundae Light Festival. Haeundae Light Festival will take place until January 27, 2020. Haeundae Light Festival takes place at the Culture Plaza along Gunam-ro Street in front of Haeundae Beach. In addition to the festive LED lights adorning the streets, diverse events will take place, including the National Carol Contest, 100 Santa Claus Event, and hanging a wish card on a wish tree.

The festival’s highlight event is the music light show at Haeundae’s landmark LCT Tower and a celebratory event welcoming the member states of ASEAN to Busan.

More Info

Busan Christmas Tree Festival

☞ Event period: November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
* Grand Lighting Event - 17:00 on November 30, 2019
* Lighting 17:00-24:00
☞ Venue (event office): 58-2, Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan (부산광역시 중구 광복로 58-2)
* Main events take place near the event office
☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 5 min from Nampo Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 1 or Jagalchi Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 7
☞ Admission: Free
☞ Main events: Lighting ceremony, dance performance, ROK Navy Marching Band, etc.
☞ Website: (Korean only)

Haeundae Light Festival
☞ Event period:
November 16, 2019 – January 27, 2020
* Lighting 17:30-24:00
☞ Venue (Haeundae Beach): 264, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (부산광역시 해운대구 해운대해변로 264)
☞ Directions: Walk for approx. 10 min from Haeundae Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3
☞ Fee: Free
☞ Main events: National Carol Song Contest, 100 Santa Claus Event, wish tree, etc.
☞ Website: (Translation supported by an online translator)

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of Busan Christmas Tree Festival Organizing Committee & Haeundae-gu Office