Friday, December 22, 2017

4 Ways to Spend Best Christmas in Daegu (Korea)

4 Christmas Ideas in Daegu
Korea is one of Asian countries that widely celebrate Christmas. When winter begins, streets and buildings get decorated into Christmas and new year’s spirit. It is very delightful to see all different styles and sizes of Christmas trees! Unlike in many countries, Christmas is a couple or friend-oriented holiday in Korea. Here are some ideas to spend Christmas like Koreans do!

#1 Hit the downtown
Christmas lights > Cozy dinner
Follow the sparkling lights and you will arrive at Dongseongro, the heart of Daegu. Make sure to check out the huge Christmas tree in front of Daegu Department Store, 2.28 Memorial Park or/and Gukchaebosang Memorial park! Another fun thing to do is Dongseongro Jin Street Christmas Festival. Downtown has everything you need: Christmas lights, delightful restaurants, bars and shopping! Being in the bustling urban spot will boost your holiday mood.

In front of Daegu Department Store

Tokyo Dining

Daegu Department Store
─ Address: 30, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 30

2.28 Memorial Park
─ Address: 80, Dongseong-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로2 80

Gukchaebosang Memorial Park
─ Address: 42, Dongin-dong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동인동2 42

Dongseongro Jin Street Christmas Festival
─ Location: Avenue 8st
─ Address: 8, Dongseongno 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 3 8번지
─More on the festival:

Tokyo Dining 
─ Hour: 12:00 - 21:00, close on Mondays
─ Address: 4-5, Dongseongno 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로2길 4-5

#2 One of the best X-mas decoration is at a shopping mall
Shopping > Movie
Department stores are great spots to jump into a holiday spirit. Arount this time of the year, people are busy preparing for holidays gifts for loved ones and department stores doll up themselves into fantastic winter and christmas deocrations. They usually have every convenient facility like theater all in one building so it's a great way to spend the Christmas for those who like to stay warm inside.
After a satisfying shopping session, you can treat yourself a nice meal or movie nearby.

Hyundai Department Store

Daegu Department Store 대구 백화점
Great location. In the middle of Daegu downtown. A giant tree right outside the building. The nearest theater is 5 minute away.
─ Address: 30, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 30

Hyundai Department Store 현대 백화점
Connected to Banwoldang Station underground. CVG theater in the building.
─ Address: 2077, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 달구벌대로 2077

Donga Shopping 동아쇼핑
Relatively lower-end department store. Also connected to Banwoldang Station underground. Hyundai CVG 5 minute away.
─ Address: 2085, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR):  대구 중구 달구벌대로 2085

Shinsaegae Department Store 신세계 백화점
Connected to Dongdaegu Transit Complex. Aquarium. The nearest theater is ___ minute away.
─ Address: 149, Dongbu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 동구 동부로 149

#3 Get some action!
Skating outside > Dine at Bongridangil St.
Have a blast skating in the open! Shincheon Outdoor Ice Rink is now open and runs until January 28. You don’t need to be a graceful skater to have a great time here. After you and your friends get some action, head over to Bongridangil St., one of the most-talked about food street in Daegu now! There are many restaurants and bars you can choose from.

Shincheon Outdoor Ice Rink

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

Bongridangil St.
─ Nearest Address: 210, Daebong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Nearest Address(KR): 대구 중구 대봉로 210

#4 Have home Christmas
Shop X-mas deco at Chilseong Flower Market > Dine at Bukseongro
One of the best Christmas ideas is actually staying in. You place is one of the coziest and most comfortable places in the world. Shop some X-mas decoration at Chilseong Flower Market. At the market, there are many stores and a department store that sells flowers and Christmas decorations. When you are done shopping with your friend or bf/gf, hit Bukseongro to have tasteful Bukseongro pork bulgogi grilled on briquette(연탄불고기).
Chilseong Flower Department Store

Chilseong Flower Department Store 칠성꽃백화점
─  Hours: 07:00 – 19:00, Mondays - Saturdays
─  Location: Daegu Station(Line1) Exit4  *5min walk
─  Address: 164, Chilseongnam-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 북구 칠성남로 164

Taeneungjib 태능집
─  Hours: 17:00 – 04:00
─  Address: 88, Dalseong-ro 22-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 달성로22 88

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