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The Haeundae Light Festival brightens up the dark winter


The 10th Haeundae Light Festival returns to illuminate the streets around Haeundae Beach from Dec 2, 2023, to Jan. 31, 2024. 

An opening ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the event square on Haeundae Beach. The kick-off event will feature cheerful performances by the acoustic band Humming Project and world-renowned magician Yu Hojin. Mr. Yu is an icon in the world of magic, with several accolades on his resume. He was the youngest person and first Asian to win the Grand Prix of the FISM World Championships of Magic and the youngest to win the U.S.-based Academy of Magical Arts Magician of the Year award. He has made several appearances on the hit TV program “America’s Got Talent,” most recently in 2022.

This year, the surrounding areas of Haeundae Beach will be decorated with bright structures and picture backdrops. Different areas will be presented around four themes: “Highlight” at Haeundae Beach, “Happiness” at Gunam-ro, “Humanism” at Haeundae Market, and “Hope” at Haeundae Hot Springs Road (해운대온천길). 

Structures inspired by the four seasons, collectively titled “Light Milky Way,” will illuminate up the path between the Grand Chosun Hotel and Busan Aquarium. 

Additionally, Gunam-ro, the pedestrian walkway between Haeundae metro station and the beach, will offer various activities, such as an MBTI test, face painting, Christmas candle making and more.

On Dec. 23, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., special performances at Haeundae Beach will help visitors get into the holiday spirit. There will be a Santa Claus flash mob and a Christmas carol singing contest and concert.

Festivalgoers can also receive a 30% discount on admission to Busan X The Sky. To apply, upload a picture of your visit to the Light Festival and present it at the Busan X The Sky ticket office. Haeundae-gu residents, who can already claim a 40% discount, cannot combine the discount offers.

For details, visit the official website of the Haeundae-gu district office below.

※ Haeundae Light Festival, Dec. 2, 2023, to Jan. 21 2024

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