Everybody loves Christmas season in Seoul. The city lights up with laughter and celebration and everybody has the time of their lives. Theme parks, restaurants, and shops are all bustling with customers buying gifts and trinkets for their loved ones.
It’s no surprise that sales and purchases are at an all-time high during Christmas season in Seoul. After all, people want to buy as many gifts as they can for their friends and family. People avail Christmas discounts, sales, and various deals at famous shops and outlets.
This encourages people to buy more stuff and also makes Christmas fun for people who don’t have a lot of money to spend. That’s extremely thoughtful since the spirit of Christmas is all about giving and sharing the love.
Christmas on the streets
During the Christmas season in Seoul, the streets light up with fancy lights and decorations. People roam around freely with their friends and family and take pictures with all the cute decorations placed at the corners of almost every street.
Since so many people are out on the streets, they tend to get a little crowded and enjoying a light stroll might not be very easy for most people.
Especially because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people in Seoul are going to be a lot more careful about crowding the streets this Christmas.
In fact, there are strict regulations that bar people from going out on the streets too much. People will have to observe strict SOPs and other safety procedures when they go out to celebrate Christmas Eve on the streets this year.
Christmas in Seoul at the Lotte Tower
Lots of important places light up during Christmas in Seoul. One of these includes the fifth tallest building in the world. The Lotte World Tower is a 123- story building in Seoul. The tower is decorated each year during Christmas time.
A huge, well-lit Christmas tree is placed right in front of the building. People also come up and take pictures with it.
You can even go inside the tower and enjoy coffee at the Seoul Sky Cafe on the 122nd floor. The building is decorated on the inside and you will be able to grab some nice coffee deals at the cafe! Having coffee in one of the tallest buildings in the world sure sounds like a great idea!
Christmas at Theme Parks
Theme parks around Seoul light up as soon as Christmas season arrives. The famous theme park: Lotte World, for example, holds a Christmas light festival each year that thousands of people attend.
The organizers decorate the whole park with large lights and Christmas trees. Their famous “Miracle Tree” decoration is loved by locals that attend the festival especially to take a picture with it.
And this isn’t all! They also have a snow castle where kids can play for as long as they want. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?
The largest amusement park in Korea: Everland, also celebrates Christmas in full swing each year. They have an annual display of fireworks every year at Christmas eve and the whole sky lights up with the celebration.
This year, despite the strict regulations, Everland had managed to organize a “Bling Bling Gold Garden” set up.
And it is exactly what it sounds like! The garden looks like a garden made of literal gold and light. People will be taking a lot of pictures in the place this Christmas in Seoul!
There are so many other insta-worthy picture taking spots during Christmas in Seoul!
The Imperial Palace Gingerbread town
The Imperial Palace is one of the largest and most famous hotels in Seoul. The place is elegant, sophisticated, and has super fun Christmas decorations.
Last year at Christmas, the imperial palace hosted the cutest and most innovative Christmas decoration.
It was a tiny Gingerbread town. This Gingerbread town is just a bunch of yummy snacks! the roads, cars, houses, and people in this town are also baked to perfection by professional bakers working at the hotel. It sounds like the perfect Christmas dream!
Christmas Decorations Outside Shops
Shop owners in Seoul often place elaborate decorations outside their shops to attract more customers. This also helps make the shop look fancier and more appealing to people.
Some of these decorations include hanging mistletoe on doors, placing large chandeliers and eye-catching candle holders on the sides of the rooms.
This also includes placing small Christmas trees in various places around the shops. Shops even keep a stack of gift boxes together near a Christmas tree to encourage people to buy more gifts.
Making the most out of christmas in seoul
Enjoying Christmas in Seoul is easy, all you need to do is get out on the streets. You can take your loved ones on a stroll and go visit restaurants and theme parks. You can even visit beautiful book libraries.
From elaborate decorations to large Christmas lights, Seoul has everything you need! This Christmas, remember to enjoy warm drinks at cafes or sit in the park with your loved ones. Christmas in Seoul is all about sharing warmth, love, and lots of gifts!