TOP 44 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.

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.

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

Pocheon Herb Island Fairy Tale Light Festival

2 hrs from Seoul

November to April

1 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2020

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.

Seoul Land Winter Light Festival 2020

Seoul

December, January to March

15 Nov 2019 - 1 Mar 2020

admission fee applies

Impressive illumination, beautiful music & 3D laser show at Seoul Land Winter Light Festival.

Oak Valley Sonata of Light 3D Festival

2 hrs from Seoul

December January February

3 Dec 2019 - 29 Feb 2020 (tour dates)

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 1.4km path of five inspiring light themes with music.

Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival 2020

2 hrs from Seoul

December, January to March

6 Dec 2019 - 22 Mar 2020

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.

Petite France Little Prince Starlight Festival 2020

2 hrs from Seoul

December, January to March

1 Dec 2019 - 29 Feb 2020

admission fee applies

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.

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!

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.

Pyeongchang Trout Festival 2020

3 hrs from Seoul

January February

17 Jan - 16 Feb 2020 (revised)

admission fee applies

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

Inje Icefish Festival 2020

3 hrs from Seoul

January

18-27 Jan 2020

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.

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2020

2.5 hrs from Seoul

January February

27 Jan - 16 Feb 2020 (revised)

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?

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

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WINTER ONLY - KoreaToDo Handpicked Experiences (from Seoul)
Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Day Tour
₩37,600✦Sightseeing︱Sled︱Ski︱S.brd.
Hwacheon Ice Festival & Garden of Morning Calm
₩51,300✦Transfers+Admissions+Lunch
Mount Deogyusan Winter Day Tour
₩74,000✦Gondola+Tapsa Temple
Alpaca Pasture, Snow Sledding & Strawberry Picking Day Tour
₩73,000✦Strawberry Picking & Jam Making
Vivaldi Park Snowy Land & Ski Tickets
₩29,000✦Snowy Land︱Gondola︱Ski
Yongpyong Ski Resort & Gondola
₩48,000✦Return Transfer & Gondola
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