Han River Music Fireworks Cruise

2023 Han River Winter Festival : Embracing Warmth in Winter

Experience the magic of the 2023 Han River Winter Festival, taking place from December 22nd to December 31st along the banks of the Han River. Under the theme of “Han River Warmth Even in Winter,” this festival promises to thaw both body and soul after a year of challenges.

Despite the chilly winds and freezing temperatures of December, the festival offers six captivating programs to warm your heart. Be the protagonist in a sparkling, transparent snow globe and capture the moment with a memorable photo along the Han River.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the “Romantic Han River Christmas Market,” featuring diverse light sculptures and charming decorations. Join a special performance at the transformed Seoul Ship Park, now a Christmas village, in the “Seoul Ship Park Christmas Journey.” For an exhilarating winter experience, don’t miss the “Han River Park Sledding Rink,” bringing the joy of winter up close.

These programs, reminiscent of a holiday gift, fill Han River Park with the excitement and anticipation of the year-end season. Make the most of the remaining days on your December calendar by creating warm memories along the Han River. Don’t miss the chance to embrace the festive spirit and create unforgettable moments in the heart of winter!

Han River Winter Festival

1. 2023 Han River Winter Festival :

Challenge, experience

For Koreans, the Han River Park holds a special place as a haven of joy and relaxation. Nestled along the scenic banks of the Han River, this expansive park becomes a vibrant hub of activity, especially during festivals and events. The Han River Park offers a unique blend of tranquility and excitement, providing a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Families, friends, and solo visitors alike gather to partake in the diverse range of activities and experiences it has to offer. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the riverside paths, a serene picnic under the shade of towering trees, or the thrill of trying out various water sports, the park caters to a myriad of interests. The enchanting winter atmosphere during events like the Han River Winter Festival adds an extra layer of magic, turning the park into a festive wonderland.

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Let’s take a look at this winter festival!

● 2023 Han River Sledding Ramp

Han River Winter Festival, Han River Sledding Ramp

12. 22. (Fri) ~ 2024. 2. 12. (Sun) 9:00~17:00

In the swimming pools of Ttukseom, Jamwon, and Yeouido Hangang Park

※ During the ‘Romantic Han River Christmas Market’ operation period, The operation is extended until 20:00. How to participate: On-site visit fee: 6,000 won (same for children, teenagers, and adults)

※ Free admission for children under 36 months, but no sledding allowed.

● Hangang Winter Ecology Class

Creature observation, ecological experience, ecological play, etc.

Han River Winter Festival, Hangang Winter Ecology Class

Discover the wonders of winter ecology at various locations, including Godeok Waterfront Ecological Park, Amsa Ecological Park, Yeouisaegang Ecological Park, Nanji Ecological Wetland Park, Han River Wild Exploration Center, and Gangseo Wetland Ecological Park. Engage in biology observation, ecological experiences, and winter nature exploration. Participation is free, with reservations made through the Seoul Public Service Reservation.

12. 22. (Fri)~12. 31. (Sun) *Operating hours vary by program

Godeok Waterside Ecological Park, Amsa Ecological Park, Yeouisaetgang Ecological Park, Nanji Ecological Wetland, Hangang Wildlife Exploration Center, Gangseo Wetland Ecological Park

How to participate: Advance reservation (Seoul public service reservation) No participation fee

2. 2023 Han River Winter Festival :

Performance, art

Christmas trip to Seoul Ship Park by train

Embark on a unique Christmas journey at the Seoul Ship Park, featuring band performances, magic shows, and Santa performances by renowned picture book fairy tale authors. Running from December 1 to January 8, this event promises a magical experience for visitors of all ages.

12. 1. (Fri)~2024. 1. 8 (Monday)

Santa Train Station Platform Exhibition Hall / SNS Event

12. 24. (Sun) 13:00~16:00

Band performances, magic performances, Santa transformation performances by picture book authors, etc.

Mangwon Hangang Park Seoul Ship Park

Participation method: On-site participation free of charge

3. 2023 Han River Winter Festival :

Culture, exhibitions

Hangang Festival Snow Dome

Winter romance in a transparent dome filled with sunlight!

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Han River Winter Festival Snow Dome

Experience winter romance in full bloom at the Han River Festival Snow Dome. This transparent dome, filled with sunlight, encapsulates the magic of winter. Located under the Cheongdam Bridge in Ttukseom Han River Park, the Snow Dome operates from December 22 to December 31, between 17:00 and 21:00. Admission is free, and it runs concurrently with the Romantic Han River Christmas Market.

12. 22. (Fri)~12. 31. (Sun) 17:00~21:00

Ttukseom Hangang Park, lower part of Cheongdam Bridge

How to participate: On-site participation Free of charge

※ Operated in conjunction with the Romantic Han River Christmas Market.

● Han River Music Fireworks Cruise

A fireworks cruise full of hope on the Han River!

Han River Winter Festival, Han River Music Fireworks Cruise

For a breathtaking experience, join the Hopeful Fireworks Cruise on the Han River. Running on December 23, December 30, and December 31, with additional shows on December 25, the cruise departs from the Ara Kimpo Passenger Terminal to Yeouido Han River Park.

12. 23. (Sat), 12. 30. (Sat)~12. 31.(Sun) 16:00 (Fireworks display time: 17:30)

12.25.(Mon) 17:00 (Fireworks display time: 18:30)

Ara Gimpo Passenger Terminal ↔ Yeouido Hangang Park Award

How to participate: Advance reservation (www.aracruise.co.kr)

Participation fee: Adults 40,000 won, Children 30,000 won

● Romantic Han River Christmas Market

One of the festival’s highlights is the transformation of the Seoul Ship into a Christmas village. The Romantic Han River Christmas Market, adorned with diverse light sculptures and charming decorations, provides a picturesque setting for visitors. A 9-meter Christmas tree, pumpkin carriages, and Winter Friends photo zones create a festive atmosphere, perfect for creating lasting memories.

12. 22. (Fri)~12. 31. (Sun) 17:00~21:00

location Ttukseom Hangang Park, Ttukseom Garden Area,

in front of Exit 2.3/Sharing Market Space

As we approach the end of the calendar, seize the opportunity to fill the remaining days of December with warm memories at the Han River Festival. Whether it’s gliding down the Han River Sledding Rink, immersing yourself in winter ecology at various locations, or enjoying the magical atmosphere of the Romantic Han River Christmas Market, there’s something for everyone.

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More infomation

▶Official website https://festival.seoul.go.kr/hangang/

▶Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hangangriverfestival/

▶Instagram @hangangfestival