Seoul, South Korea’s capital city has been drawing more and more tourists from all over the world of late due to the growing popularity of its pop culture. The vibrant city provides an exciting blend of night life districts, shopping, endless street food vendors and more, and when you add its trendy pop culture into the mix you’ll find it to be the perfect place to celebrate New Year Eve 2018 in Seoul. Also keep in mind it’s not a New Years Eve celebration in Seoul without stopping by a norebang club (Karaoke).
Countdown Parties and Fireworks
New Years Eve in Seoul is sure to be full of surprises and the perfect place to celebrate another exceptional year as the Watch Night Bell Ceremony and its 33 bell rings bring in the New Year.
The music is a big draw for travellers who visit Seoul for New Years Eve along with European influenced electro pop which is extremely popular here as well as Psy’s Gangnam style hit that became world famous almost over night. It’s expected that these types of music events will be help ring in New Year in Seoul as well including entertainment held at the city’s huge Olympic Park stadium, always a popular New Years Eve venues where you can expect visually stunning, exciting concerts.
Last NYE was celebrated with a 3 day festival at Seoul’s Mapo Arts Centre that showcased some of the Korea’s top rated alternative bands. The Art Centre is sure to celebrate New Years Eve in Seoul in a similar way because it’s one of the most popular event facilities in South Korea.
There’ll be concerts going on all over the city to celebrate the New Year, headlining both local and internal music icons, artists in genres that include the latest music styles including hip hop, electro rock groups, ghetto and popular UK music. Local bars and nightclubs will also be showcasing the city’s favorite DJ’s and those that have become international icons as well.
Seoul’s Times Square will be showcasing its own New Years celebrations sure to be exceptional. It’s an extensive lifestyle complex filled with a diverse assortment of entertainment venues, restaurants, shops, accommodations, a massive performance centre, the world’s biggest movie screen and a number of spacious outdoor areas, the ideal place to mingle in the open air with excited NYE participants.
Cakeshop is a raw, underground basement party space and one of Seoul’s hottest night life venues. The club draws a more progressive, open minded crowd, looking for a new night club experience and it sure to be a mind blowing way to bring in New Year. The FF Basement club is also a fun to party and is known as the place to be on New Years Eve in Hongdae for those that like to dance to pop rock until the early morning hours.
The Gangnam arts space Platoon Kunsthalle is known to host alternative NYE events that look back over the previous year, reminiscing on past parties, music events and more while grooving to popular 80′s hits.
Accommodations for NYE
Popular Seoul accommodations include the Lotte City Hotel Mapo, Seoul Royal Hotel, Best Western Premier Guro Hotel and Tria Hotel however there are many more in several price ranges. If you are planning your trip to South Korea on next coming Christmas and New Year holidays, early hotel booking is strongly suggested.