During the cold and short winter days, Seoul hosts many lighting festivals, and one of them is IFC Seoul Lighting Festival. People, especially foreigners love to visit and roam around such places, looking at the beautiful lights, and decorations.
About IFC Mall, Seoul
IFC is one of Seoul’s shopping complexes; its unique structure and atmosphere make it a must-visit place for tourists. The interior design of this place is done by a world-famous architecture and design company, Benoy. IFC has an exquisite vibe to its interior and it is home to many branded shops.
It has three floors in total, its first floor contains all the fashion stores, the second floor has book stores, and fashion stores, and the third floor has a movie theater.
It is a great place for not only fashion lovers, but also families. The store is connected to the Yeouido station, which makes it much more accessible. It is also quite big, and due to the ease of access, this store has more people around than others.
The beauty of this place is different than anything you would have ever seen, its glass pavilion allows sunlight to shine through, making the overall shopping experience very pleasant.
The Amazing IFC Seoul Lighting Festival
Seoul can never be boring, even if you are living for a few years now, or if you have traveled there more than twice. During the holiday season, there are multiple lighting festivals, as well as several Christmas themed décor all around the nation, especially malls.
IFC mall is one of the biggest malls in Seoul, and a lot of people frequent this store. They host a lighting festival each year. And even with the pandemic going on, it should be definitely on your list of places to visit during the holidays.
During the IFC Seoul lighting festival, the entire mall is shining with twinkling lights all around. Due to all the lighting and décor, it is attracting a lot of people and tourists here. The lighting ceremony starts with a cheerful countdown of the crowd. All the visitors get very energetic and shout till the lights all turn on.
The journey starts from the mystic road, which has a canopy of lights leading people forward. It also has several animal-shaped lights on top of it, underneath this canopy you will see many people taking their pictures. It is a great experience to be here, especially when New Year’s Eve is so close.
Why you should visit the IFC Seoul Lighting Festival?
The serene atmosphere of this place makes it a magical and mystical land for foreigners to come and enjoy. With all the lightings and décor, it is hard to choose any one good spot for pictures. You will surely want to capture every moment and place, in your camera.
In Korea, New Years’ and Christmas are considered romantic holidays, and people search for such places to go with their lovers. This festival is not only for lovers. But many families come to enjoy it as well since the mall itself is quite popular among families.
We have all been stuck inside our homes for so long that visiting such places is a great way of book-ending this year. Most of us couldn’t even spend much time with our families, so you can go ahead and take them to watch the beautifully lit-up décor at IFC mall.
The theme of this Year’s Festival
This year, the IFC Seoul lighting festival has kept the theme white, and cool-toned. The entire place is delicately decorated, making it a winter wonderland.
There are so many great spots you can take your Instagram perfect pictures. One of them is by the wonderfully decorated baby-pink trees. This area looks like someone has made our fairy-tale dreams come true.
Then there is this cozy area, where you can see a golden Christmas ball like a chair. It is all white and makes the place look like a part of a very luxurious living room.
If you are finding spots to visit during your holidays then make sure to visit the IFC Seoul lighting festival.
Even though due to the pandemic there won’t be too many people around, you should check this place out. Start the New Years’ with a new spirit, enjoy the wintery lights and décor with your friends, family, or lovers, take amazing pictures, and make many memories.
If you want to do some other fun activities during the holidays then make sure to visit the color pool museum.
Tip for the foreigners: you may be in the city to enjoy your holidays. But it is always nice to meet new people and have a good time with them. Introducing yourself in Korean, with a Korean name will help break the ice between you and the locals so check it out here.