If your looking for a real Christmas tree this year good luck. It might be too early, but after searching online for two hours I simply gave up. Costco has full sized fake Christmas Trees for around 80,000 won and up. They are beautiful trees and are about six feet tall, but remember that you have to store the monster in your tiny apartment after Christmas or try to sell the thing on G-market which has proven difficult for many foreigners.
If your only staying in Korea for a year, Daiso is your best option. They have three sizes: minier 2,000 won, mini, 3,000 won, and big mini 5,000 won. You just can't go wrong with a Christmas tree that costs $3! I recommend the mini tree for small surfaces, it fit perfectly on my digital piano. Daiso has tons of ornaments which all cost about 1,000 won for a box. And don't worry there is tinsel, stars, bells, ribbons, stockings, and even Santa Clause costumes. Yes everyone, Santa Clause costumes at Daiso are only $5,000. If your having a holiday party make sure to arrive in style as the big jolly man. If your less gutsy just grab a pair of reindeer antlers or a giant red ribbon for your hair.
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