Thursday, December 2, 2010

Whats happening in December, yes there's even a Santa-con!

Get your Santa-con costume for only 5,000 won at Daiso!
Here is a comprehensive list of whats going on in December. Be sure to check back for updates throughout the month!

December 11: Santa-Con! If you thought Halloween was crazy in Seoul, get ready to see foreigners tramping around Seoul wearing Santa suits. Come in your best Santa suit outfit and be ready to party with tons of other Santa expats. My recommendation is to get to Daiso ASAP and snap up a 5,000 won Santa Costume that comes with a beard. See this Facebook page for details, and for the official site. There is no official  meeting place yet but it will start at around 5:30, so keep checking the Facebook page for updates or check back here.

November 26 - December 12: The Seoul Players presents "Wintertime": This is a comedy about the miracle of love. The main characters will discuss and experience loves expectations and complications. Seoul Players is an English-speaking community theater company. The small non-profit group is mostly comprised of expats who bring an all English speaking theater to Seoul. They perform monthly at Roofers in Itaewon and the tickets are We're a small non-profit group of (mostly) ex-pats who delight in bringing English-language theater to our audiences here in Seoul. Email to purchase advance tickets for the show or for more information, check out their website

December 17th, 2010 Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink opens: Starting at 6 pm, enjoy the opening of the Seoul Plaza ice skating rink with its theme of "Caring, Harmony and Joy."  The rink will remain open through mid-February 2011, so don't worry if you can't fit in time to skate during the Christmas season. Skating costs 10,000 won and visit this website to see directions and times to the rink.

December 17th, 2010 to January 9th, 2011: First Ever Busan Port Lighting Festival: December 17th marks the eve before the official festival. But this will be one of the biggest celebrations with a huge parade of over 300 performers. They will be wearing futuristic costumes aglow with LED lights, neon lights, and glow-in-the dark accessories will wind though the streets of Yeongdo-gu, Seo-gu and Jung-gu. To see more information and dates about this festival visit the KNTO's website here.

December 17- February 6, 2011 Boseong Tea Fields Festival of Lights: This Christmas light display will feature numerous slights over the enormous tea fields as well as a giant Christmas tree and themed exhibits. Located in Jeollanam-do Province this trip will take some planning ahead of time.

December 25th Chuncheon Hallyu Tourist Train opens: Christmas day marks the opening of a 10 month tourist train  from Seoul Station to Chuncheon twice a week every Saturday and Sunday. Yes, this means the train will only operate until September 25, 2011 which means it will run only 80 times total! In conjunction with this opening KTX is offering combined tours of the area. For more information visit the KNTO's website here.

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