Seoul Lantern Festival

From first friday to thrid Friday of November every year

Since its inception in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival has managed to put on remarkable displays of lanterns on the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul. During the festival period, hundreds of lanterns, each with a unique design and story, will be lit on Cheonggyecheon Stream. 

Additional Events
-Making wish tree and hanging wish lantersn
(Advanced participation at
-Crafting Jongmyojeon miniature with roof tiles
-Making UNESCO heritage world book
-Making hanji (Korean traditional paper) lantern or purchase available 

Key Events

Item Venue Program
Information Center         Cheonggye Plaza 

Guide to the venue 
Breastfeeding room 
Event information 
Emergency room
Firefighting “situation” room

Lamp exhibition Cheonggye
Plaza ~ Supyo Bridge
Theme 1 World Heritage of Seoul
Theme 2 Lamps by local governments and guests from overseas
Theme 3 Lamps from participants’ corporations and characters
Theme 4 Light Artists' Exhibition
Experiential events / PR Center Gwangtong Bridge and Gwanggyo Gallery Experiential Events
- Laying the roof on a model of the Jongmyo Shrine with shingles with your wishes inscribed
- Make UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites in Korea with your own hands
- Souvenir-making and souvenir shopping
PR Center
- Lamps from overseas
- Lamps from local governments
- Lamps form participant corporations  



More Schedule Information








  • See lanterns made by international artists, as well as local citizen
  • Participate in Additional Events


  1. cheonggye stream