○ Date: Monday, December 31, 2018, 22:00 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 00:30
○ Venue: Yongdusan Park
23:00 – 23:55 Year-end music concert
23:55 – 00:00 Bell-tolling ceremony, Mayor’s New Year’s address and fireworks display, singing of the City of Busan’s anthem together
To welcome in the New Year, Busan is hosting its annual New Year’s Festival, a popular winter event, celebrated by both citizens of Busan, as well as tourists visiting the city.
The bell-tolling ceremony will begin with a ten-second countdown to midnight, followed by 33 tolls of the bell to officially mark the beginning of the New Year.
There will be a trash can present in which you can throw away your written down bad memories of 2018 and a golden piggy bank in which you can save your written down New Year’s resolutions. Complimentary hot tea and eomuk (fish cake) will be served at service booths.
How to get there: Nampo Station (Metro line 1), Exit 7. Walk about 10 minutes and find the escalator leading to Yongdusan Park on your right.
For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee for the Busan Culture & Tourism Festival at 051-501-6051.
Website: http://www.bfo.or.kr/festival_SUN/info/01.asp?MENUDIV=1 (Korean)