Winter light festivals with spectacular illuminating lights are to take place in several locations over Busan. The festivals are free and open to the public.
9th Busan Christmas Tree Festival
The annual Busan Christmas Tree Festival takes place from December 2, 2017 to January 7, 2018 at Gwangbok-ro and Yongdusan Park area under the theme, “Jesus Came to Light.”
Gwangbok-ro begins near Nampo metro station (Exit 7) on metro line 1. While taking a stroll through Gwangbok-ro, people can enjoy a wide variety of light sculptures, Christmas lights, photo zones, street performances and a 20-meter-high Christmas tree entirely made of LED lights changing colors and displays in many festive ways.
Gwangbok-ro is a popular and crowded shopping street in the original downtown area of Busan. There are many kinds of brand shops, local stores, restaurants and street food.
Website: http://bctf.kr/ (Korean)
The 4th Haeundae Lighting Festival
The 4th Haeundae Lighting Festival takes place from December 1, 2017 to February 18, 2018 in the Haeundae area, including Gunam-ro, Aehyang-gil, Haeundae Beach, Haeundae traditional market, and around the Haeundae-gu office.
The lighting ceremony was held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Gunam-ro square.
The festival includes a 30-meter light tunnel, heart shaped light illuminations, a tall Christmas tree made of lights and much more. Busking performances are scheduled to be held every Saturday in December and every Friday in January and February at Gunam-ro busking zone.
An 18-meter tall Christmas tree will be set up at the Haeundae Beach event square.
Gunam-ro Culture Square
Gunam-ro is a 490-meter long and 30-meter wide four-lane road between Haeundae metro station and Haeundae Beach. Haeundae-gu has transformed Gunam-ro into a cultural square for street performances and a regular art market. A 13-meter wide middle lane of Gunam-ro is a car-free zone and has three busking areas – two music zones and one performance zone.
Read more about winter light festivals in Busan (Related article: Many colorful ways to enjoy the holidays)