Things to Know about the 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival

2021 Seoul Lantern Festival Is Coming Here’s what’s new to know about the upcoming festival on November 26.

Every November, Seoul celebrates the lightning of lanterns that light up the darkness. This festival is called Seoul Lantern Festival (서울 빛 초롱 축제). The first time I saw the festival was in 2016 and I never thought it was really popular with locals and even foreigners.

What is the Seoul Lantern Festival?

Seoul Lantern Festival (서울 빛 초롱) is a festival held every November with different themes in Seoul that started in 2009. Every year in this festival there are about 3 million visitors who come and join the Seoul Lantern Festival. I can say it’s the best lantern festival experience ever.

There are hundreds of beautiful and colorful lanterns lit by LED lights on display in Seoul’s longest stream, Cheonggyecheon (from Cheonggye Plaza to Supyo Bridge).

Last year, the festival was held in the special tourist areas of Seoul such as Itaewon, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun and Jamsil.

2021 Seoul Lantern Festival

This year, the Seoul Tourism Organization has prepared new things about the 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival which will take place from November 26 to December 5.

To express healing for citizens who are tired of COVID-19, it will be held under the slogan Healing Forest, Colors of Seoul. It aims to heal and give peace to all who are suffering from this epidemic. Sharing hope to everyone that everything will be fine.

event name: 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival

event period:
From November 26 (Friday) to December 5 (Sunday) 2021

work hours:
Online (ongoing)
Offline: from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Event Venue:
Online (AR Gallery, www.stolantern.com)
Offline: Stream Cheonggyecheon

event topic: Healing Forest, Colors of Seoul

organized by: Seoul Tourism Organization

Sponsored by: Seoul City Government

Guidelines for online exhibitions

Hanji Lanterns

This year, there are 10 different types of AR lanterns to be displayed including the winning piece from the 2021 Seoul Lantern Festival.Hanji Lantern Design Competition“.

Where can the exhibition be viewed online?

You can check out the 2020 Seoul Lantern Festival online from the links below.

Category platform
Youtube video
The official website of the exhibition on the Internet
(www.stolantern.com)
AR Exhibit AR Exhibit Website
(www.stolantern-ar.com)

For more details about Seoul Lantern Festival 2021, you can visit their official Instagram account @seoullanternfestival.

Offline Viewing Guidelines

The festival is available at Cheonggyecheon Stream from 5:00 to 9:00 in the evening from November 26 to December 5.

A reminder to all our friends! Please follow social distancing and wear your own masks.

How to get there?

Take the MRT to Jongno 3-ga, Jonggak (Line 1), Euljiro-1, or Euljiro-3 (Line 2) and take the exit to Cheonggye Plaza

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※ Festival schedule and content may be subject to change to take into account all COVID-19 standards and guidelines.

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