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Brighten Up Your Winter Nights: Busan Light Festivals in January 2024

Winter in Busan is about to get a lot brighter with these three remarkable light festivals set to illuminate the city. Don't miss these dazzling events that will fill your January nights with magic and wonder.

1. Gwangan Bridge Illumination Ceremony 광안대교 경관조명 점등식

gwangan bridge lights

Every evening, the Gwangandaegyo Bridge transforms into a mesmerizing display of lights. However, after a decade, Gwangan is about to undergo a remarkable makeover. You're invited to the grand illumination ceremony on January 6th, marking the unveiling of this stunning transformation. It's a historic event, and you can be among the first to witness the bridge adorned with brand-new LED lights, turning it into an enchanting work of art. This is not just a sight to behold; it's the perfect way to start the new year with a touch of magic.

  • Date: January 6, 2024

  • Location: Gwangandaegyo Bridge 광안대교 (in front of the Homers Hotel)

  • Opening Hours: 18:30 - 19:10

  • Admission Fee: Free

2. Seomyeon Light Festival 서면 빛 축제

busan somyeon festival
busan light festival

Experience the world through light at the Seomyeon Light Festival. A kaleidoscope of lights will envelop you during this festival, which runs begins in October every year. Until January 20th, the city will be bathed in light as part of this massive illumination event. Snap some photos in the photo zones, gaze in awe at the LED light sculptures made, and stroll by Korea's iconic Somyeon district.

  • Date: Until January 20, 2024

  • Location: Seomyeon 1st Street (Central Street, Sincheon-daero 62beon-gil, Seomyeon-ro 68beon-gil, Seomyeon-ro area) 서면1번가 일원 (중앙대로691번길, 신천대로62번길, 서면로68번길, 서면로 일원)

  • Admission Fee: Free

3. 제10회 해운대 빛축제 (10th Haeundae Lighting Festival)

haeundae light festival

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haeundae lights

The 10th Haeundae Lighting Festival is back to spread happiness, hope, and highlight the beauty of Busan. With dazzling light sculptures along a 1.4-kilometer stretch from Haeundae Beach to Haeundae Oncheon-gil, you'll be enchanted by the illuminations. The highlight this year is the "media project zone" in front of Haeundae Beach Event Plaza, showcasing five short videos created by renowned Korean media artists. Don't miss this chance to experience the magic of Busan's winter nights.

  • Date: Until January 31, 2024

  • Hours: 17:30 - 24:00

  • Location: Haeundae Beach, Gunamro Square, Haeundae Market, Haeundae Oncheon-gil 해운대해수욕장, 구남로 해운대광장, 해운대시장, 해운대온천길 일원

  • Admission Fee: Free

For more information about these festivals and their programs, visit the Busan Tourism website or contact the Busan Tourism Office at +82-51-749-4062.

Winter in Busan just got a lot brighter! Explore the enchanting world of lights, capture stunning photos, and create unforgettable memories at these fantastic light festivals. Follow us on Instagram @shuttledelivery for more local living tips, travel guides, and food recommendations in South Korea!

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