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Jinju Intangible Cultural Asset Saturday Performance (진주 무형문화재 토요상설공연)

Jinju Intangible Cultural Asset Saturday Performance (진주 무형문화재 토요상설공연)

738     2019-12-31

626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-749-5312

“Jinju Intangible Cultural Asset Saturday Performance” is a regular performance aimed at passing down and preserving Jinju’s intangible cultural assets. It gives the opportunity to enjoy Jinju’s symbolic tradition and cultural arts, such as Samcheonpo Nongak, Jinju Sword Dance, and Jinju Dance with Balls. Various experience programs as well as such shows are prepared to draw the attention of the public to Jinju’s intangible cultural assets and promote them. Also, the exchange of intangible cultural assets with other regions have been planned to offer more spectacular performances. “Jinju Intangible Cultural Asset Saturday Performance” will be recognized as Jinju’s representative culture and tourism program through the efforts of introducing superiority and attraction of Jinju’s intangible cultural assets to domestic and foreign tourists.

Anseong Namsadang Performances (안성 남사당놀이 상설공연)

Anseong Namsadang Performances (안성 남사당놀이 상설공연)

13147     2019-12-30

198-2, Namsadang-ro, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-678-2518

Namsadang refers to performance troupes which started during the late Joseon period (1392-1910). At the time, Namsadang troupes traveled throughout villages, entertaining the people with traditional performances such as pungmulnori, tightrope walking, and more. Regular Namsadang performances in Anseong first began to commemorate Anseong Namsadang, known to be the best of all Namsadang troupes, and the troupe's leader, Baudeogi.

Everland Christmas Fantasy (에버랜드 크리스마스판타지)

Everland Christmas Fantasy (에버랜드 크리스마스판타지)

4422     2019-12-24

199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-320-5000, +82-31-321-9393

Everland’s Christmas Fantasy is a fantastic and romantic winter festival. During the period, tourists can enjoy various attractions like T-express, Thunder Falls, Lost Valley and the Safari Ride more freely compared with other seasons as well as a romantic Christmas ambience in advance of the real season. In particular, a village where Santa and Rudolph are living creates a strong Christmas atmosphere through carol songs playing all day long. At night, the village boasts its concept of gold, brightening the area.

Lotte World - Make A Miracle Winter Festival (롯데월드 MAKE A MIRACLE WINTER)

Lotte World - Make A Miracle Winter Festival (롯데월드 MAKE A MIRACLE WINTER)

19744     2019-12-12

240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1661-2000

Lotte Word Make A Miracle Winter Festival is held annually, where visitors can see Christmas decorations hung everywhere at the festival site. There are fun attractions such as Santa's Village and Happy Christmas Parade.

Sokcho Sunrise Festival (속초 해맞이)

Sokcho Sunrise Festival (속초 해맞이)

4538     2019-12-11

186-2, Haeoreum-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-635-8827, +82-33-639-2545

Sokcho holds the Sokcho Sunrise Festival in the area around Sokcho Beach on the first day of the New Year. This year, the festival aims to provide a venue for the union of the locals and tourists, to deliver messages of hope and pride to citizens, and enhance the image of Sokcho as a tourist city full of positive energy to tourists. The festival offers many attractions and entertainment for visitors.

European Christmas Market (유러피언 크리스마스 마켓)

European Christmas Market (유러피언 크리스마스 마켓)

1161     2019-12-11

Seongbukcheon Fountain Square, Dongsomun-ro 6-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-2241-6381~4

European Christmas Market aims to exchange and promote cultural values with international visitors and local residents by celebrating Christmas according to its area of origin, Europe. Visitors can experience European Christmas through food, music, performances, and other enjoyable events.

Baegungyegok Valley Dongjangkun Festival (백운계곡 동장군축제)

Baegungyegok Valley Dongjangkun Festival (백운계곡 동장군축제)

5700     2019-12-06

2381, Hwadong-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-535-7242

Baegungyegok Valley Dongjanggun Festival in Pocheon offers various hands-on programs for families. It is located along the highway between Sejong and Pocheon, making this festival easily accessible. In addition, Pocheon is famous for I-dong galbi and I-dong makgeolli, as well as Il-dong Oncheon District, Sanjeong Lake, and Pocheon Art Valley.

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival (대관령 눈꽃축제)

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival (대관령 눈꽃축제)

23107     2019-12-06

119, Daegwallyeong-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-335-3995

The Daegwallyeong Snow Festival is held in the Hoenggye-ri area, which is located in Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do. The festival will be full of events for visitors to enjoy. Daegwallyeong Snow Festival first began in 1993 and thanks to its increasing popularity each year, the festival was selected as one of the top twelve cultural festivals in Korea in the year 2000. The festival's venue, Daegwallyeong, is often referred to as the Alps of Korea due to its 700 m high valley that receives heavy snowfall every winter.

Seogwipo Penguin Swimming Festival (서귀포 겨울바다펭귄수영대회)

Seogwipo Penguin Swimming Festival (서귀포 겨울바다펭귄수영대회)

3680     2019-12-05

3039, Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-64-739-7201

Seogwipo-si is home to warm winter at the southernmost point of Jeju Island and holds the Seogwipo Penguin Swimming Festival to welcome each new year.

The festival aims to ring in the new year through boot camp activities making it an unusual festival that people really enjoy.

Jungmun Beach, one of the most popular beaches on Jeju Island, is the festival venue and there will be various programs and exciting activities.

Seoul International Book Fair (서울국제도서전)

Seoul International Book Fair (서울국제도서전)

17203     2019-12-05

513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-7333-8402

Seoul Book Fair first started as International Book Exhibition in 1954 and was recognized as an international book fair by the International Publishers Association in 1995. The book fair is held annualy at COEX, aiming to promote Korean publications abroad, strengthen competitiveness of the publishing industry, promote reading among the public, and allow the public to enjoy diverse cultures through literature.

Hahoe Mask Dance Drama Performance (Hahoe Byeolsingut Exorcism) (하회별신굿탈놀이 상설공연)

23092     2019-12-31

3-15, Hahoejongga-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-854-3669

Hahoe Mask Dance Drama Performance has 800 years of tradition, featuring a performance dealing with daily life and the conflict between the common people with the privileged class of Yangban (noblemen) and Seonbi (Classical scholar). Andong is well-known for having a large community of Yangban from old times that makes a mask dance performance from this town representative in Korea. The performance is comprised of six sections beginning from the mid Goryeo to the present, satirizing the prestige of the ruling class and society contradictions sharply. Through this, they try to reduce depression and stuffiness as well as to establish a strong community bond and wish for peace. It features a festive communicative site through eras of time and among nations.

Anseong Ice Fishing Festival (안성빙어축제)

1569     2019-12-24

90, Dumehosu-ro, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-674-4528

Visitors are welcome to participate in various winter activities such as ice fishing, sledding, traditional winter games, barehanded fishing, and more! Gwanghyewon Reservoir, the venue of Anseong Ice Fishing Festival, is one of the largest reservoirs of Anseong-si known for its first class water quality that runs down from Charyeon Mountain Range.