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[Travel Bits] Festivals and sights across Korea

By Yoon Min-sik
  • Published : Nov 29, 2019 - 09:41
  • Updated : Nov 29, 2019 - 09:41




Little Prince Starlight Festival of Petite France

The sixth Little Prince Starlight Festival of Petite France will be held throughout the Petite France Park in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, from Dec. 1 to Feb. 29.
The annual festival is inspired by the southern French town of Montpellier. In addition to lighting decorations at night, one highlight is the 30-meter-long light tunnel installed next to a round structure modeled after asteroid B 612, home of the Little Prince from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s book.
There will also be events such as marionette and puppet performances.
Tickets cost 10,000 won for adults, 8,000 won for teenagers and 6,000 won for children.
For more information, in Korean, English or Chinese, visit www.pfcamp.com.




Busan Christmas Tree Festival

The annual Busan Christmas Tree Festival is being held along the streets of Gwangbok-ro in Jung-gu district in Busan through Jan. 5, 2020.
Lights, concerts, a giant Christmas tree, street performances and other events create a festive mood.
Visitors of all ages are welcome, free of charge.
For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (bctf.kr) is only in Korean.




Daejeon Saturday Festival

The Daejeon Saturday Festival features the Daejeon Jungang night market, the “Sky Road EDM” party, a flea market, street events, DJ performances and food trucks.
It is being held every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Dec. 28. The event is open to visitors of all age with no entrance fees.
For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (www.saturdayfestival.com) is only in Korean.




E-World Starlight Festival

The E-World Starlight Festival in Daegu features 10 million lights in a large area around E-World and 83 Tower. Hot air balloons, illuminated roses and mask light decorations are all part of this carnival-like festival.
Large trees are decorated along the 200-meter Light Road, as well as the Umbrella Road, Carnival Road and a photo zone with 1,000 lights. Some 10,000 light-emitting diode roses cover the “proposal stairs.”
The festival runs until March 1.
For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (www.eworld.kr) is only in Korean.




Herb Island Light Festival

The Herb Island Lighting Festival creates a romantic ambiance with beautiful lighting displays. Visitors can enjoy the pink wish tunnel, sparkling buildings, Santa Village, photo zone and other twinkling places.
It is open to visitors of all ages, and tickets cost 9,000 won. Children, senior citizens, people with disabilities and groups of 20 or more get in for 7,000 won per person.
For more information in Korean, English or Chinese, visit www.herbisland.co.kr.