Seoul Culture Night Festival


Repeats every day until Sat May 30 2015.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 19:00
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 19:00


Event Type: 

VenueJeong-dong, Jung-gu
Address99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (Deoksugung Doldam-gil)
Date(s)2015-05-29 ~ 2015-05-30

"Culture Night" Festival


From May 29th (Fri) to the 30th (Sat), come check out “Culture Night” in the Jeong-dong area. Culture Night will take place from 6PM to 10PM (the 30th will start from 2 PM). You will be able to explore places such as Deoksugung Palace, the Seoul Anglican Cathedral, the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Museum of History, and many more places much later than you normally could due to the extended hours for these two special days. Usually never open to the public, the residence of the US Ambassador will even be partially open for viewing.


▶Historical Program: Explore Jung-gu’s History through a variety of activities

 - Make “Jojokdeung” Lanterns (1,000won; participants will receive free admission to Deoksugung palace)

 - Make glow-in-the-dark herbal incense bags

 - Fortune telling

 - Make glow-in-the-dark bracelets

 - Experience being a blacksmith

 - Make weapons from the Joseon dynasty

 - Fun Weights/Measuring experience

 - Letterpress typesetting experience

 - Make glow-in-the-dark business cards

 - Experience the streets of the Joseon dynasty


▶Exciting Nighttime Performances

 - Stories at the Night Market: 'Teolbosangdan'

 - Street Performances: Pantomimes, etc.

 - Stage Performances (Piano, Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Hiphop, Magic show, etc.)

 - Seoul Pops Orchestra, Deoksugung Palace

 - Chungdong First Methodist Church, Pipe Organ Performance at Seoul Anglican Cathedral

 - Classic Concert at Jeong-dong Theatre

 - "Portrait Project" at the Seoul Museum of Art

 - Garden tour of the Habib House

 - Traditional Korean Music Performance at Deoksugung Palace.

※ Please check for specific performance times.


▶Take a Stroll around Jeong-dong

 - Explore Jeong-dong with a guide

 - Walk the suggested courses

 - Street Markets


▶Visit 20 different Cultural Facilities

 - Deoksugung Palace, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Seoul Museum of Art, Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum, Chungdong First Methodist Church, Habib House, Jeongdong Theatre, Deoksugung Jungmyeongjeon Hall, Former Sina Ilbo Annex, Ewha Womans University Museum (Simpson Memorial Hall), Former Russian Legation, NH Art Hall, Nonghyup Agricultural Museum, Police Museum, Seoul Museum of History, Salvation Army History Museum, Community Chest of Korea, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Seoul Anglican Cathedral, Jeong-dong Observatory, Seoul City Hall Seosomun Annex (13th floor).

※ To check the times of each place, go to



 - Photobooth: You will have the chance to try on several different kinds of traditional Korean clothes (hanbok) and take photos.

 - Stamp Tour: If you collect stamps from at least 5 different cultural facilities that you’ve visited, you will be able to receive a certificate with your name inscribed on it.

 - For Foreigners: Several Chinese, English, and Japanese speaking people will be available to assist you and guide you. There will also be pamphlets and brochures in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese.