‘Tis the season to be bright at the Christmas Festival in Busan
Everywhere in Korea has some sort of Christmas themed lighting going on but not as much as the one in Busan. The Christmas Festival in Busan creates a warmer atmosphere for you to enjoy with your family, loved ones, and/or friends. Throughout the main shopping district of Nampo-dong, there are lights everywhere with small events for you to participate in. Writing a wish and hanging it on the tree, photo zones, tea stands (free), caricature drawing, neon light toy stands, live bands, and “snow fall” are many of things you can do while strolling through the streets. Nampo-dong is also very famous for having a lot of places to eat. They have various different markets for you to visit during your trip to the Christmas Festival. During the day you can check out the market with the variety of goods they offer along with eating some great Korean street food. Who can say, “No,” to street food? Busan’s famous grain hotteok and noodles are highly recommended. (Come back to our sight for more information about the markets of Busan.) After touring the markets, the sun starts to go down and the lights start to come on. The lights usually turn on around 5:30 PM.
If you go to the main tree area, there is a map of the district that highlights all of the features of the festival at different points of the street. You may utilize that to make the festival much more worth your trip.