Friday, November 24, 2017

Winter Festivals in Korea (December 2017)

Winter Festivals and Events in Korea
  December 2017  

With the first snow over last night, there is no denying in that it’s officially winter! Our super warm winter coat and cozy sweaters are out of closet and it’s time to put on fur boots and… explore this beautiful country! There are many winter specials are going on. For now, we’ve compiled 4 events that are happening this upcoming month!


  Dongseongro Jin St. Christmas Festival  
It’s the last month of 2017, which means it’s time for Christmas! Donseongro will be lit up with all sparkling Christmas decoration during winter and “Jin st. 진골목” is no different. If you are looking for an opportunity to take a photo with a huge x-mas tree. You need to check out this festival!


 Date: Nov 25 – Jan 24
 Location: 8th Avenue
 Address: 8, Dongseongno 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
 Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 3 8번지
 Admission: Free
 What to expect: a huge x-mas tree, photo zones, hip hop and busking performances, love lock, art exhibitions


  Daegu Christmas Fair  
If you like to bring Christmas spirit into your home, check out Daegu Christmas Fair! From little stationeries to Christmas interior items, you will be able to shop for your Christmas decorations.


 Hour Date: Dec 1 – 3  10:00 – 18:00(Last entry at 17:30)
 Location: EXCO
 Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
 Address(KR): 대구시 북구 엑스코로 10
 Admission: 5,000won(2,000won if you live in Buk-gu *ID needed)
 What to expect: home deco (x-mas decorations, aromas, dishware, home interior), gift(stationary, toys, electronics, beauty/fashion), lifestyle(health&diet, DIY, dishware, supplements), food/drink(cookies, dessert, local specials, coffee), and performance(busking, magic show, balloon show, Jazz performance, dance performance, etc)


  The Watch-night Bell / Winter Olympic Torch Relay  
New Yorkers watch the ball drop at the very beginning of a new year. Koreans watch a symbolic bell ring in each city. Here in Daegu, “the Great Bell Dalbubeol 달구벌대종” officially announces a new year. Unlike western bells, Korean and many Asian bells are enormous in size. It can be a special experience to celebrate a new year in local’s way. What’s special about this year’s Watch-night bell is that Pyeongchang Winter Olympic torch relay continues in Daegu at Gukchaebosang Memorial Park around 23:30. So, check it out if you can. Be in this special moments with us!


 Date: Dec 31 
 Location: Gukchaebosang Memorial Park
 Address: 42, Dongin-dong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
 Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 동인동2 42


  Shincheon Outdoor Skating & Sledding  
Our winter bucket list is not complete without a visit to an outdoor skate rink! This outdoor skate rink opens way after sunset. You will be able to have a romantic date or a fun night out with your friends or kids! Moreover, kids can do sledding around the rink!

Image: Daegu Infrastructure Corporation
Image: Daegu Infrastructure Corporation

 Date: Dec 9 – Jan 28, 10:00 – 20:00 (close at 21:00 on Weekend & Holidays)
 Location: Shincheon Everyday Sports Square (신천 종합생활체육광장)
The Rink is located between Jungdonggyo Bridge and Sangdonggyo Bridge
 Nearest Address: 34, Yongdubangcheon 4-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
 Nearest Address(KR): 대구 남구 용두방천4 34
 Admission: free
*Skate rental: 1hour 1,000won, 1 day 3,000won (free on Dec 9)
*No parking lot