The annual Seoul Lantern Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year!
The event, where giant lanterns depicting scenes, people and historical events illuminate the Cheonggyecheon Stream, kicked off this weekend and runs until Sunday November 18th. The lanterns are themed around four concepts this year: The Launch Point for a New Dream, Seoul’s Dream for the Future, Seoul’s Shining Memories, and Seoul Filled with Traditions. Lanterns are lit up from 5pm to 11pm every night during the festival period.
It’s free to go and see the lanterns, but there are some hands-on workshops, such as making your own lantern, that require a fee. Take a look at the official website for more details.
Get an idea of the festival’s typical sights and sounds from this YouTuber who visited last year.