2021 Seoul Lantern Festival is coming and here are the new things to know about the festival this coming November 26.
Every November of each year, Seoul celebrates the lightning of lanterns which brightens the dark. This festival is called Seoul Lantern Festival (서울빛초롱축제). The first time I’ve seen the festival was in 2016 and I never thought that it was really famous to locals and even foreigners.
What is Seoul Lantern Festival?
The Seoul Lantern Festival (서울빛초롱축제) is a festival held every November with different themes in Seoul which started in 2009. Every year this festival there are about 3 million visitors who come and join the Seoul Lantern Festival. I can say that it’s the best lantern festival experience ever.
There are hundreds of beautiful and colorful lanterns lighted with LEDs displayed in the longest stream in Seoul, the Cheonggyecheon (from Cheonggye Plaza to Supyo Bridge).
Last year, the festival was held in Seoul’s Special Tourist Zones like Itaewon, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Jamsil.
2021 Seoul Lantern Festival
This year, the Seoul Tourism Organization prepared new things about the 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival which will run from November 26 to December 5.
To convey, healing to citizens tired of COVID-19, it will be held under the theme of ‘Forest of Healing, colors of the Seoul’. It’s aiming to heal and give peace to everyone who is suffering from this pandemic. Sharing hope to all that everything will be all right.
Event Name: 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival
November 26 (Friday) to December 5 (Sunday), 2021
Offline: 5:00pm to 9:00 pm
Online (AR Exhibition, www.stolantern.com)
Offline: Cheonggyecheon Stream
Event Theme: Forest of Healing, the colors of Seoul
Organized by: Seoul Tourism Organization
Sponsored by: Seoul Metropolitan Government
Online Exhibit Guidelines
AR Hanji Lanterns
This year, there are 10 different kinds of AR Lanterns that will be featured including the winning piece from the 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival ‘Hanji Lantern Design Contest‘.
Where to watch the Online Exhibit?
You may check the 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival online exhibit from the links below.
| Online Exhibit Official Website |
| AR Exhibit AR Exhibit Website|
For more details about the 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival, you may visit their official Instagram account @seoullanternfestival.
Offline Exhibit Guidelines
The festival is available at Cheonggyecheon stream from 5:00 to 9:00 in the evening from November 26 to December 5.
Reminder to all our friends! Please follow social distancing and wear your masks.
How to get there?
Take the subway going to Jongno 3-ga or Jonggak (line 1) or Euljiro-1 or Euljiro-3 (Line 2) and take the exit going to Cheonggye Plaza
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※ Festival scheduling and content may be subject to change to observe all COVID-19 measures and guidelines.