Traveling to South Korea will be most unforgettable when you attend exciting special events and celebration, especially during Seollal, or Lunar New Year. However, before you book your ticket, let’s find out all about the exhilarating events and celebrations South Korea has prepared for your unforgettable Lunar New Year travel in 2024!
South Korea is Preparing Exciting Events for 2024 Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays among most East and Southeast Asian countries. It is the day when the Lunar Calendar resets and begin a new exciting year, in which most of these countries would celebrate grandly, including South Korea.
Furthermore, the 2024 Lunar New Year is the perfect occasion if you are looking for a unique South Korea travel with special events and experiences. That is especially when the South Korean government has been preparing various events and promotions to make your travel most unforgettable during this 2024 Lunar New Year.
So, are you ready? Let’s dive into all the most exciting Lunar New Year events and celebrations in South Korea in 2024.
All the Events and Celebrations for Your Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences!
1. Sweet Persimmon Theme Park Events in Changwon
Get ready to immerse yourself in the delightful world of sweet persimmons this Lunar New Year at Changwon Sweet Persimmon Theme Park!
Dive into a day of fun with free experiences like baking cookies, whipping up sweet persimmon muffins, and crafting your very own sweet persimmon lattes. Also, don’t miss out on giving your feedback on ‘Dani,’ the park’s charming mascot.
Mark your calendars! The events will be held on February 4, 11, and 12. Therefore, secure your spot via Changwon City’s ‘Integrated Reservation’ online and prepare yourself for a celebration of Changwon’s prized persimmons, complete with educational exhibits and scenic strolls.
Persimmon Theme Park, Changwon
📍 27 Dongeup-ro 359beon-gil, Dong-eup, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
2. Exciting Tourist Attractions in Paju
Secondly, Paju City invites you to create unforgettable memories at its premier attractions for 2024 Lunar New Year!
Therefore, from the February 9 to 12, dive into the heart of Paju with attractions like the Peace Gondola, DMZ Alive Nuri, and the iconic Dokgae Bridge, all up and running for your holiday adventure.
Besides, you can elevate your experience as the Peace Gondola is currently offering free rides for seniors over 80, an engage in lively traditional folk games on February 10 and 11. Also, don’t miss out on a winter special: 50% off for kids under elementary age until February 29.
Indeed, Paju is the place to be this holiday season—where tradition meets excitement!
Imjingak Peace Gondola (DMZ Gondola), Paju
📍 148-73 Imjingak-ro, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
3. Make Wishes at Gyeongnam Safety Experience Center
Thirdly, kick off the New Year with a heartwarming blend of tradition and safety at the Gyeongnam Safety Experience Center!
From February 6 to 16, join the Safety Experience Center in a unique 2024 Lunar New Year Celebration events! In this place, you can hang your hopes and wishes for the year ahead on the “Safety Wish Tree.” It’s a chance to pen down your deepest desires for family safety and New Year dreams, creating a shared tapestry of community aspirations.
Therefore, don’t miss this beautiful opportunity! Not only can you merge old memories with new hopes, but you can also promote safety in a fun, interactive way. So, make your mark on the tree of wishes and start your year with positivity and protection!
Safety Experience Center, South Gyeongsang Province
📍 10-36 Gopumbuheung 1-gil, Yongju-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
4. FREE Entrance at the Gwanghanruwon Garden and Chunhyang Theme Park in Namwon City
Additionally, immerse yourself in the romantic tales of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty with a free visit to Namwon’s Gwanghanruwon Garden and Chunhyang Theme Park for 2024 Lunar New Year.
Starting from February 9 – 12, Namwon City opens its doors to these enchanting sites for FREE!
Gwanghanruwon Garden, Namwon
📍 1447 Yocheon-ro, Geum-dong, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.
Wander through Gwanghanruwon Garden, the historic setting of the beloved Chunhyangjeon story. It is a pristine government office garden from the Joseon era and a designated National Cultural Heritage. Afterwards, dive deeper into the epic love saga at the Chunhyang Theme Park.
Furthermore, this generous offer comes from city officials. They’re hoping to welcome both locals and tourists to explore the beauty and heritage of Namwon without any financial burden. That way, a perfect blend of not only culture, but also history, and romance awaits you this holiday season!
Chunhyang Theme Park, Namwon
📍 Namwon City, South Korea.
5. Exciting Trot Performances and Folk Games in Gyeongju and Andong
Along with the above events, cities of Gyeongju and Andong have also prepared exciting events, brimming with culture, music, and fun! The Gyeongbuk Culture and Tourism Organization is rolling out the red carpet with a variety of events designed to delight both returning visitors and tourists.
At the same time, dive into the heart of Korean tradition and contemporary entertainment with the ‘Bokjak Bomun Tourist Complex’ event at Gyeongju’s Bomun Tourist Complex. It’s a tourist district centered around the Bomunho Lake, at about 10 kilometers east of downtown Gyeongju.
Also, it all starts on February 10, for 2 action-packed days! You can enjoy everything from acoustic and electric string performances to the lively beats of trot and traditional Korean music.
Moreover, the event doesn’t stop there! You can also engage in family-friendly activities like folk games, singing contests, and even fortune telling to see what the New Year holds.
Bomun Tourist Complex, Gyeongju
📍 South Korea, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Gyeongju-si, Bomun-ro, 446.
Not to be outdone, Gyeongju Expo Grand Park is also hosting its own festivities in the Goksuwon area for three days starting from February 9. Besides, this park is the venue of the international cultural fair Gyeongju World Culture Expo, which is now open to public.
So, get hands-on with folk play experiences, be mesmerized by dance and magic shows, and tap your feet to trot busking performances. With prize events to sweeten the deal, your Lunar New Year holiday in Gyeongju and Andong promises to be unforgettable. Therefore, pack your bags and come make memories that will last a lifetime!
Gyeongju Expo Park
📍 614 Gyeonggam-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.
6. FREE Charging Services for Electric Vehicle
Finally, along with the above exciting events, you will also benefit from FREE charging services should you travel using Electric Vehicles (EV) during 2024 Lunar New Year holiday.
The Ministry of Environment is also gifting EV and hydrogen vehicle drivers with a free charging service at 10 selected highway rest areas. This include the popular Manghyang Rest Area on the Gyeongbu Expressway.
Furthermore, in preparation for the holiday rush, the Ministry has committed to inspecting and repairing charging facilities by February 8. It will ensure a smooth and efficient service during Lunar New Year 2024 events and holiday. Additionally, efforts are being made to integrate charger availability information into private apps and navigation systems for hassle-free access.
Therefore, starting from February 8 to 12, travelers can enjoy complimentary charging of 20 kW at these rest areas from 9 AM to 6 PM KST, courtesy of mobile electric vehicle chargers. This initiative not only supports sustainable travel but also ensures that your journey is as comfortable and convenient as possible.
So, if you’re hitting the road this Lunar New Year in your EV or hydrogen vehicle, remember to take advantage of this fantastic free charging service. That way, you will also make your holiday travel a little kinder to our planet.
Manghyang Rest Area, Cheonan
📍 23-37 Doldari-gil, Seonggeo-eup, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
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