TOP 48 Festivals in & from Seoul, Korea (2020)

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.

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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.

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SPRING - Seoul Forest
SUMMER - Daegu Chimac Festival
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AUTUMN - Haneul Park
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.

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Seoul Lantern Festival 2020

Seoul

November

31 Oct - 15 Jan 2021

free admission

The popular annual Seoul Lantern Festival has moved from Cheonggyecheon Stream to the neighbourhoods in 2020. Jamsil (Oct 30 - Nov 6) / Itaewon (Nov 4 - Dec 31) / Dongdaemun (Nov 6 - 15) / Myeongdong (Nov 13 - Jan 15).

2020 Seokchon Lake Foliage Festival

Seoul

October November

30 Oct - 6 Nov 2020

free admission

Celebrate autumn with the festival's theme, "Colors of Hope in 2020". Enjoy the scenic autumn trails, photo zone, night lighting & performances.

2020 Seoul Kimchi Festival @ Seoul Plaza

Seoul

November

2020: TBA (ref: 1-3 Nov 2019)

free admission

Experience Kimchi making with over 3,500 people using 65 tons of Kimchi ingredients. Get to know everything on this famous Korea's National dish. kimchi and explore the Kimchi Market at the Seoul Kimchi Festival.

2020 Seoul Christmas Festival

Seoul

December January

2020: TBA (ref: 13 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020)

free admission

Enjoy the joyous festive season at the Seoul Christmas Festival with light intallation, large christmas tree and Santa Village along Cheonggyecheon Stream from Cheonggye Plaza to Jangtonggyo Bridge.

Eungbongsan Sunrise Festival 2020

Seoul

January

1 Jan 2020, 7:00 - 8:00

free admission

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

Ansan Sunrise Event 2020

Seoul

January

1 Jan 2020, 6:30 - 8:30

free admission

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.

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival 2020

4 hrs from Seoul

January

10-19 Jan 2020

admission fee applies

Take photos with the large-sized snow sculptures at the Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival! Take your pick on the variety of snow activities like snow sled, ice slide, igloo cafe, starlight festival, performances and more!

Pyeongchang Trout Festival 2020

3 hrs from Seoul

January February

17 Jan - 2 Feb 2020 (revised)

admission fee applies

One of the top 3 winter festivals in Korea! Enjoy a variety of programs including ice/tent fishing (NOT AVAILABLE in 2020), bare-hand fishing, snow sledding, snow rafting, etc this winter at Pyeongchang Trout Festival.

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival 2020

3 hrs from Seoul

January

17-27 Jan 2020 (revised)

admission fee applies

Selected as one of the top 12 cultural festivals in Korea, visitors can enjoy the snow land photo zone, ice sculpture park, snowman park and other activities at the festival venue, known as Alps of Korea with snow-covered landscape.

Inje Icefish Festival 2020

3 hrs from Seoul

January

18 Jan - 2 Feb 2020 (revised)

free for fishing site and event hall

A winter festival full of enjoyment from ice fishing to snow playgrounds in the open ice and snow fields. Activities include ATV experience, skating rink, ice sled, snow sleds, ice tournaments, food village and more.

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