TOP 48 Festivals in & from Seoul, Korea (2021)

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
SUMMER - Daegu Chimac Festival
Show More
AUTUMN - Haneul Park
WINTER - Pyeongchang Trout Festival
Show More

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.

Seoul Land Winter Festival 2020-2021

Seoul

November to March

27 Nov 2020 - 21 Mar 2021

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 2020-2021

2 hrs from Seoul

December, January to March

4 Dec 2020 - 14 Mar 2021

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.

Pocheon Herb Island Fairy Tale Light 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

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.

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival 2021

4 hrs from Seoul

January

2021: Cancelled

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!

(ref: 10-19 Jan 2020)

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival 2021

3 hrs from Seoul

January

2021 : Cancelled

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.

(ref: 17-27 Jan 2020)

Pyeongchang Trout Festival 2021

3 hrs from Seoul

January February

2021: Cancelled

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.

(ref: 17 Jan 2019 - 2 Feb 2020)

Inje Icefish Festival 2021

3 hrs from Seoul

January

2021: Cancelled

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: 18-27 Jan 2020)

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2021

2.5 hrs from Seoul

January February

2021: Cancelled

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?

(ref: 27 Jan - 16 Feb 2020)

Everland Tulip Festival 2021

1.5 hrs from Seoul

March April

2021: TBA

admission fee applies

Enjoy over 1.2 million colourful tulips in 100 different varieties at the annual Tulip Festival at Everland. Walk through the theme gardens with different sculptures and spring-flowers paths.

(ref: 19 Mar - 15 Apr 2020)

⛄ WINTER HIGHLIGHTS ⛄ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

1 Day Ski/Snowboard/Snowy Land Snow Sled/Gondola Tour: Vivaldi Park

1 Day Ski/Snowboard/Snowy Land Snow Sled/Gondola Tour: Vivaldi Park

4 Jan - 28 Feb 2021

₩11,500

transfers, gondola, clothes rental & lessons

2D1N Ski Tour: Alpensia Ski Resort

2D1N Ski Tour: Alpensia Ski Resort

4 Jan - 28 Feb 2021

₩163,500

transfers, lift pass & equipment rentals

Elysian Gangchon Ski Pass (Ski Lift + Equipment and Clothing Rental)

Elysian Gangchon Ski Pass (Ski Lift + Equipment and Clothing Rental)

4 Jan - 28 Feb 2021

₩38,500

enjoy the All-in-one Package

Seoul/Airport ↔ Yongpyong Ski Resort Shuttle Bus

Seoul/Airport ↔ Yongpyong Ski Resort Shuttle Bus

4 Jan - 28 Feb 2021

₩19,000

making your journey easy & simple

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort + Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort + Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival

6 Jan - 27 Feb 2021

₩44,700

2 winter must-visit places

Nami Island + Gangchon Rail Bike + Garden of Morning Calm / Petite France

Nami Island + Gangchon Rail Bike + Garden of Morning Calm / Petite France

29 Dec - 13 Mar 2021

₩62,500

visit 3 winter spots with rail bike experience

What to See and Do in South Korea

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
KoreaToDo - What to Do & See in South Korea
SUMMER - Daegu Chimac Festival