TOP 53 Festivals in & from Seoul, Korea (2022-2023)

Korea, being a country of four distinct seasons (spring, summer, autumn & winter), well-known music scene and strong cultural background held many interesting festivals throughout the year.

Many travellers plan their trips to attend their favourite festivals (e.g. cherry blossoms ) in Seoul and other parts of Korea. For those whom have booked your trip in advance, it is always worthwhile to check if any of these annual festivals fall on your travel dates, making your trip a memorable one with the festive surprises.

SPRING - Seoul Forest
SPRING - Seoul Forest
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SUMMER - Daegu Chimac Festival
SUMMER - Daegu Chimac Festival
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AUTUMN - Haneul Park
AUTUMN - Haneul Park
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WINTER - Pyeongchang Trout Festival
WINTER - Pyeongchang Trout Festival
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KoreaToDo has shortlisted the best and must-see festivals you should not missed in Seoul and around. 

TIPS: Some of these festivals (e.g. winter festivals ) are further away from Seoul and could be time-consuming to reach by public transport on a day trip. It might be best to join the local tours or shuttle bus services to such venues.

November to March

Seoul

Seoul Land Winter Festival Luna Happy Holidays 2022-2023

26 Nov - 1 Mar 2023

admission fee applies

Impressive illumination, snow fun park (120m long snow shedding slope, snow playground, ice & smelt fishing), music performances, 3D laser show & more exciting activities this winter at Seoul Land Winter Festival.

Seoul Land Winter Festival Luna Happy Holidays 2022-2023

December to March

2 hrs from Seoul

Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival 2022-2023

9 Dec - 19 Mar 2023

admission fee applies

The biggest festival of lights in Korea! The annual Lighting Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm covers over 330,000 sqm and 30,000 lights, turning the snowy ground into a winter wonderland on sunset.

Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival 2022-2023

December

Seoul

2022 Seoul Lantern Festival

16-31 Dec 2022

free admission

Located along the Cheonggyecheon Stream at the heart of Seoul, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival celebrates with a display of a variety of light sculptures based on Hanji lanterns.

2022 Seoul Lantern Festival

January to December

2 hrs from Seoul

Pocheon Herb Island Lighting Festival

all year round

admission fee applies

Experience the romantic and amazing light display this winter at Herb Island Light Festival. Catch the fantastic view of buildings surrounded by colorful lights, Santa Village, photo zone and light tunnel.

Pocheon Herb Island Lighting Festival

January to December

2 hrs from Seoul

Oak Valley Sonata of Light 3D Festival

all year round

admission fee applies

When the night falls, a fantastic world of beautiful lights and mysterious stories unfolds at Oak Valley's Sonata Of Light. Enjoy the amazing 3D lighting show along the 1.5km path of five inspiring light themes with music.

Oak Valley Sonata of Light 3D Festival

December to March

2 hrs from Seoul

Petite France: Little Prince Starlight Festival 2022-2023

2022-23: TBA

admission fee applies

(ref> 3 Dec 2021 - 13 Mar 2022)

This French village and a top filming location for Korean dramas lights up beautifully in winter, creating a fairytale atmosphere with its pastel colour buildings.

Petite France: Little Prince Starlight Festival 2022-2023

December January

3 hrs from Seoul

Pyeongchang Trout Festival 2023

30 Dec - 29 Jan 2023

admission fee applies

One of the top 3 winter festivals in Korea! Enjoy a variety of programs including ice/tent fishing, bare-hand fishing, snow sledding, snow rafting, etc this winter at Pyeongchang Trout Festival.

Pyeongchang Trout Festival 2023

January

Seoul

Eungbongsan Sunrise Festival 2023

2023: TBA

free admission

(ref> 2021&22: Cancelled | 2020: 1 Jan, 7:00 - 8:00)

Celebrate the well-being and happiness of the new year with the Seongdong-gu residents, including performances at the Octagonal Pavilion.

Eungbongsan Sunrise Festival 2023

January

Seoul

Ansan Sunrise Event 2023

2023: TBA

free admission

(ref> 2021/22: Cancelled | 2020: 1 Jan, 6:30 - 8:30)

Have a memorable New Year Sunrise watching experience at Seodaemun-gu's Ansan Bongsudae, summit of Mt. Ansan and a relatively easier mountain to reach. Get rewarded with panoramic view of Seoul this new year.

Ansan Sunrise Event 2023

January

2.5 hrs from Seoul

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2023

7-29 Jan 2023

admission fee applies

Experience ice fishing, lure fishing and bare-hand fishing at Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. Wanna check out other winter activities like sledding, ice sleighing, ice soccer or ziplinine over the frozen water?

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2023
KoreaToDo TOP PICKS - Tours, Activities & Discount Tickets

➥ Handpicked experiences by KoreaToDo for their uniqueness, value, popularity, price competitiveness and at times, tedious to reach by public transport.

N Seoul Tower Ticket in Seoul

N Seoul Tower Ticket in Seoul

4.6★

enjoy breathtaking views

Gwangmyeong Cave, Hwadam Forest, Ranch & Ice-Cream Making Tour

Gwangmyeong Cave, Hwadam Forest, Ranch & Ice-Cream Making Tour

4.5★

2 Top 100 Must-Visits in Korea

Mt. Seorak & Naksansa Temple Tour

Mt. Seorak & Naksansa Temple Tour

4.7★

explore Korea’s natural beauty

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

5.0★

multiple fabulous attractions

Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island Lighting Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island Lighting Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

4.6★

monorail & strawberries (500g)

Legoland & Alpaca World Day Tour

Legoland & Alpaca World Day Tour

5.0★

largest Legoland in Asia!

Pocheon Day Tour (Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island, Sky Bridge & Brewery)

Pocheon Day Tour (Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island, Sky Bridge & Brewery)

5.0★

supported by Gyeonggi Tourism + lunch!

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): bullet trains to Busan & other areas

​​Korea Rail Pass (KR PASS): bullet trains to Busan & other areas

4.8★

instant ticket & tourist exclusive!

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🍂AUTUMN PICKS 🍂 Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Seoraksan National Park,  Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩89,500

spectacular landscapes of Korea

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

₩75,000

Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island Lighting Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

Pocheon Art Valley, Herb Island Lighting Festival & Strawberry Picking Day Tour

3 Nov - 29 Dec 2022

₩81,500

monorail & strawberries (500g)

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩65,300

walk with adorable alpacas

Everland 1 Day Ticket (QR Code Direct Entry)

Everland 1 Day Ticket (QR Code Direct Entry)

₩30,800

tourist exclusive

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Namhansanseong Fortress, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩75,000

multiple fabulous attractions