Festivals & Cultural Events
Seoul Lantern Festival
|Date(s)||2014-11-01 ~ 2014-11-23|
This November, the Seoul Lantern Festival brightens up the waterway that runs through the city with both traditional Korean lanterns and lights from all over the world.
2014 Event Information
|Location||Cheonggye Plaza ~ Supyogyo|
|Theme||The Glowing World Treasures of Seoul|
|Festival Period||2014. 11. 07 (Fri)~2014. 11. 23 (Sun) *With All Day Events on the 17th|
|Festival Times||17:00 to 23:00|
|Languages Available||Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese|
|2014 Special Event||Wish Tree (sign up on the *Seoul Lantern Festival Facebook Page)|
- Amidst the big, bright lights and charming, small events, make warm memories at the Seoul Lantern Festival as the chilly winter begins.
|1. Seoul City Themed Lanterns||Cheonggye Plaza ~ Gwanggyo (467m)|
|2. National·||Gwanggyo ~ Jangtonggyo (269m)|
|3. Cartoon Characters||Jangtonggyo~ Samilgyo (176m)|
|4. Light Art Exhibition||Samilgyo ~ Supyogyo (255m))|
|5. Peoples’ Participation Section||Gwangtonggyo Structure, Gwanggyo Gallery, Hanbit Plaza|
Seoul Lantern Festival Highlight (Wish Tree)
The Wish Tree at the Seoul Lantern Festival will display the individual wishes of citizens and foreigners alike. Starting October, people may participate on the Wish Tree by uploading their pictures and wishes here at the *Seoul Lantern Festival Facebook Page. The wishes will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.
Q. Why does the location of the Seoul Lantern Festival change?
A. The word 'lantern' in traditional Korean derives from the word 'light' Looking at it from a larger picture, the festival also carries with it several cultural denotations. The Seoul Lantern Festival decides to change its location by talking to Seoul citizens, taking surveys and feeling the natural climate of the people.
Seoul, Jongro-gu, Seorin-dong 14 (Cheonggye Plaza)
- Directions Via Subway
Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun Station, Exit ⑤
Subway Line 1 Jonggak Station, Exit ⑤
Subway Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)ga, Exits ②,③
- Parking Information
Korea Press Center Parking Lot, Seoul Financial Center (Paid)