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It’s 3 days til Christmas and we’ve already seen our fair share of Toronto’s Christmas lights. It’s been getting better, but we all know Korea is on a different level for these things. Busan, the 2nd largest city in Korea has a great display of lights in Nampodong. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to get there before Christmas. According to the Visit Korea page the festival runs until January 8, 2017. We’ve seen a few photos of this year’s display, and you’ll find our own photos below from when we visited last year.

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From Busan Station

1. Take Line 1 (Orange) towards Sinpyeong station
2. Get off at Nampo station (2 stations away)
3. Take Exit 1
4. Take a right (North) on the first or second street that comes up
5. Continue North until you get to Gwangbokro (Gwangbok street)
6. Turn left (West) onto Gwangbokro and continue until you see the Christmas Tree! (or ABC Mart)

Busan Station to Nampo Station (부산역부터 남포역까지)

Busan Station to Nampo Station (부산역부터 남포역까지)

Busan Christmas Tree Festival (Naver Maps – Opens New Window) 

Christmas in Korea is catered to a very different audience than in North America. While we here in Canada focus primarily on our family, with loved ones and friends, Korea opens up to the couples of the season. However, that shouldn’t discourage anyone from enjoying the remarkable displays as it will put you right into the spirit of the holiday! The festival is right in the heart of the shopping area so pick yourselves up some 2000 Won ($2) smartphone touch gloves.

Do you have any photos from this year’s festival? Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @sojuwave and show us your best pictures!

Christmas Tree Festival in Busan (부산 크리스마스트리 문화축제)

Christmas Tree Festival in Busan (부산 크리스마스트리 문화축제)

Christmas Tree Festival in Busan (부산 크리스마스트리 문화축제)

Christmas Tree Festival in Busan (부산 크리스마스트리 문화축제)

Looks like the rabbit on the moon ate Frosty's carrot nose

Looks like the rabbit on the moon ate Frosty’s carrot nose

Smartphone Touch gloves for 2000 WON (approx. $2)

Smartphone Touch gloves for 2000 WON (approx. $2)

The Christmas Tree just outside Busan Station and the KTX station

The Christmas Tree just outside Busan Station and the KTX station

Further west on Gwangbok road the lights start to change

Further west on Gwangbok road the lights start to change

Roasting Walnuts on the street in Busan

Roasting Walnuts on the street in Busan

Fortune tellers line the pedestrian only road in Nampodong. Eager couples look for confirmations on a perfect match, while singles look to the future in career or a new mate.

Fortune tellers line the pedestrian only road in Nampodong. Eager couples look for confirmations on a perfect match, while singles look to the future in career or a new mate.