TOP 48 Festivals in & from Seoul, Korea (2022)

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.

Eungbongsan Sunrise Festival 2022

Eungbongsan Sunrise Festival 2022

Seoul

January

2022: Cancelled

free admission

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

(ref: 2021 - Cancelled / 1 Jan 2020, 7:00 - 8:00)

Ansan Sunrise Event 2022

Ansan Sunrise Event 2022

Seoul

January

2022: Cancelled

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.

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

Seoul Land Winter Festival of Lights 2021-2022

Seoul Land Winter Festival of Lights 2021-2022

Seoul

November to March

27 Nov 2021 - 1 Mar 2022

admission fee applies

Impressive illumination, snow 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.

Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival 2021-2022

Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival 2021-2022

2 hrs from Seoul

December, January to March

3 Dec 2021 - 13 Mar 2022

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.

sunset to 21:00 (23:00 on Saturdays)

Petite France: Little Prince Starlight Festival 2021-2022

Petite France: Little Prince Starlight Festival 2021-2022

2 hrs from Seoul

December

3 Dec 2021 - 13 Mar 2022

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.

Pocheon Herb Island Lighting Festival

Pocheon Herb Island Lighting Festival

2 hrs from Seoul

January to December

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.

Oak Valley Sonata of Light 3D Festival

Oak Valley Sonata of Light 3D Festival

2 hrs from Seoul

January to December

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 1.4km path of five inspiring light themes with music.

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival 2022

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival 2022

3 hrs from Seoul

January

21-30 Jan 2022

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 2022

Pyeongchang Trout Festival 2022

3 hrs from Seoul

January February

2022: TBA

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.

(ref: 15 Jan 2021 - 7 Feb 2021, Cancelled)

Inje Icefish Festival 2022

Inje Icefish Festival 2022

3 hrs from Seoul

January

2022: TBA

free for fishing site & 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.

(ref: 2021 - Cancelled / 18-27 Jan 2020)

❄️ WINTER PICKS ❄️ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Nami Island, Petite France & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩71,900

Lighting Festival (till 14 Mar 2022)

Jisan Ski Resort 1 Day Tour

Jisan Ski Resort 1 Day Tour

Dec - 28 Feb 2022

₩80,000

transfers✦ski equipments

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

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

₩70,000

Lighting Festival (till 14 Mar 2022)

Bears Town Ski/Sled + Strawberry Picking Day Tour

Bears Town Ski/Sled + Strawberry Picking Day Tour

Dec - 28 Feb 2022

₩96,000

transfers✦delicious strawberries (400~500g)

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France & Strawberry Picking Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France & Strawberry Picking Tour

till 25 May 2022

₩116,300

take home 500g of strawberries

Welli Hilli Ski Resort 1 Day Tour

Welli Hilli Ski Resort 1 Day Tour

Dec - 28 Feb 2022

₩89,000

transfers✦ski equipment