Christmas in South Korea features festive decorations, cheerful songs in stores, and mood-boosting festive foods and drinks. It’s a very exciting place, but if you’re a foreigner living in Korea, you might feel like you’re missing out on the traditions of your hometown, especially if you usually celebrate the occasion with your family. Ziptoss is a Korean real estate company that provides housing options for foreigners so that they can live in Korea for a long or short-term stay. We also provide foreigners with guides and information about Korean culture, traditions, and lifestyles. So in this article, we’ll be showing you some tourist places where you can celebrate and do something special on Christmas day.
Everland is one of the happiest places for Korean couples and families, and they offer an upgraded experience for Christmas with rides and other attractions. Other attractions are the Christmas market where you can find treats from all over the world, a Christmas parade where they feature Santa Claus and his elves, the Magic garden, and the Tower tree where you can watch their Christmas tree light up and make it the highlight of the night.
Garden of morning calm
This attraction only started as a small project, but it has become a popular and Instagram-worthy attraction for tourists from all over the world, and locals. In winter they make the whole place more charming by adding colorful lights that change the place once it gets dark. It truly is a mystical place to be during Christmas.
N Seoul Tower
Many couples and families usually visit the N Seoul Tower during the holidays so that they can take in the views while marveling at the beautiful city skyline from the tower observatory. If this is a good idea for you on Christmas day, you can make a reservation at N.Grill, a fine revolving French restaurant. You can also visit the more casual restaurant, Owl’s Cutlet or N.Burger, which also offer great views.
COEX Aquarium is one of Korea’s year-round attractions. So you can spend Christmas here with cute sights of animals like penguins, turtles, sharks, etc. There are also restaurants in the area so you don’t have to worry about going hungry while you’re going around the COEX aquarium.
Eland story cruise
If you want to go romantic and take your significant other to someplace special, how about a scenic date at the Elan story cruise on Christmas? If you want to spend this special day on the beautiful and calm waters of the Han River while having dinner with a loved one, going on this cruise makes it more intimate and special.
Petite France/Nami Island
Nami Island is a natural winter wonderland filled with romantic trees, lakeside decks, gardens, and restaurants, a great place to relax and soak up the Christmas spirit. The nearby French-themed town called Petite France also exudes festive cheer with elegant lights and fun puppet shows. So if you want to change the scenery and don’t want to travel too far, you can go to these two Christmas attractions, Nami Island and Petite France.