Dinner concert at Ritz-Carlton Seoul
The Ritz-Carlton Seoul will host a lively dinner concert featuring Latin music to celebrate the end of the year. “Viva 2014” on Dec. 31 will feature a performance from acclaimed countertenor Lee Dong-gyu. The dinner will begin with a six-course meal featuring dishes such as halibut with lemon balsamic dressing, herb ricotta cannelloni with beef steak, and much more. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. featuring popular remakes of Michael Buble, such as “Sway,” “Besame Mucho,” and Quizas Quizas” as well as other Latin songs such as “El Dia Que Me Quieras.” Guests will also have a chance at a lucky draw to win hotel and restaurant vouchers. The dinner concert is priced at 190,000 won for S seats, and 220,000 won for R Seats. For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 3451-8233. Christmas exhibition at Lotte Hotel Gallery
Lotte Hotel Seoul’s Lotte Hotel Gallery will invite six renowned artists for the “Dreamy Christmas Exhibition” from Dec. 20 to Jan. 8. The exhibition will display various Christmas-themed pieces by artists including Jeong Seong-won, Kim Eun-ki, Park Hyun-woong, Cho Myung-sik and Han A-reum. The gallery will also hold a special event where visitors can write messages on postcards printed with the various works of the featured artists, and drop it into a postbox. The cards will be delivered to the designated address one year later. Guests can also enjoy a lucky draw to win restaurant vouchers. Entrance for the exhibition is free of cost. For more information, call (02) 771-1000.
Celebrate the season at Millennium Seoul Hilton
From special gourmet dinners to a spectacular Christmas tree and train display, the festive spirit at the Millennium Seoul Hilton is running high. Located in the lobby, the expansive 10-meter Christmas tree and train have been installed in the hotel for 18 consecutive years. Nearby, a gingerbread house-themed shop selling baked goods is open through Dec. 26. On Christmas eve and Christmas day, restaurants Cilantro, Oak Room, Genji, Il Ponte, Seasons and Taipan will offer various dining specials or holiday buffets to make for a memorable holiday meal. Oak Room will host a New Year’s Eve countdown party on Dec. 31, and Cilantro will hold a Sparkling Brunch on Jan. 1. For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 317-3012. Christmas packages at Mercure Seoul
Mercure Seoul Ambassador Gangnam Sodowe is offering various holiday packages for a memorable year’s end. The Dreaming Holiday I package, priced at 320,000 won, includes a night in a Standard Room, buffet dinner for two, and a bottle of wine. Guests at the dinner will enjoy steak as a main dish, as well as over 100 different side dishes at the buffet. The Dreaming Holiday II package is priced at 290,000 won and includes a night in the Superior Room, a complimentary bottle of red wine, and cheese and cracker plate. The packages are available on Dec. 24 and 31. All guests will receive a complimentary 2014 calendar. For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 2050-6000. French cuisine at Grand Ambassador Seoul
Grand Ambassador Seoul’s buffet restaurant The King’s is offering a festive promotion of French delicacies until Jan. 31. The menu was designed by Patrice Guibert, Ambassador Group’s head French chef, and will introduce classic dishes such as beef bourguignon, turkey, roasted duck and more. Christmas desserts such as Christmas cake with cranberries, brandy custard, buche de noel, carrot cake, and dried fruit pound cake will also be available. The buffet is priced at 67,000 won for lunch, and 75,000 won for dinner. A special Christmas Eve dinner will feature lobster thermidor with unlimited sparkling wine. The dinner will be priced at 99,000 won. For reservations and inquiries, call (02) 2270-3121.