Here’s 20 Events to Mark on Your Calendar This December in Busan

The holiday season kicks into full gear in Busan this month with a ton of great events around the city.

Here are 20 events to look forward to in December to mark on your calendar.

December Festivals and Events in Busan

Buddhist Art of Myanmar

The first collection of Buddhist relics from Myanmar is a must-see.

Period: Through January 12, 2020

Venue: Busan Museum

Seomyeon Tree Festival

The 1st edition of the festival brings festive spirit downtown.

Period: Through January 5, 2020

Venue: Seomyeon

Haeundae Lights Festival

The 6th annual Lights Festival in Haeundae lights up Gunam-ro.

Period: Through January 27, 2020

Venue: Gunam-ro, Haeundae

Garden of Lights

Haeundae Beach turns into a garden of lights perfect for family or date night.

Period: Through January 20, 2020

Venue: Haeundae Beach

Busan Christmas Tree Festival

Busan’s oldest Christmas festival brings holiday spirit to Nampo-dong.

Period: Through January 5, 2020

Venue: Nampo-dong

Busan International Art Fair

One of the largest art fair’s in the nation returns to BEXCO.

Period: December 5-9

Venue: BEXCO

The Nutcracker 

The Korean National Ballet brings the Christmas classic to Busan for two shows.

Period: December 6-7

Venue: Busan Cultural Center

Masquerade Winter Ball

Busan Party Planner’s end the year with a Masquerade-theme party.

Period: December 7

Venue: Park Hyatt Hotel

BIWA Christmas Bazaar

The annual Busan International Women’s Association Christmas Bazaar is the largest Christmas events for foreigners and Koreans in the city.

Period: December 8

Venue: Haeundae Grand Hotel

2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

Four nations vie for the top team in East Asia’s men’s and women’s football.

Period: December 10-18

Venue: Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Gudeok Stadium

Phantom of the Opera World Tour

Busan’s Dream Theatre hosts Korea’s opening of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic.

Period: December 13 – February 9, 2020

Venue: Dream Theatre

Busan British Society Christmas Charity Fundraiser

The BBS brings festive spirit to Gwangalli for their annual fundraiser.

Period: December 14

Venue: Gorilla Brewing Company

Gwangan International Community Fair Christmas Edition

Stock up on holiday goodies at the last community fair of 2019.

Period: December 15

Venue: Gorilla Brewing Company


The popular Korean non-verbal performance show has seven performances over the holiday season.

Period: December 20-25

Venue: Busan Cultural Center

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Christmas With Soju: Naughty or Nice?

Busan Drag Prom brings a Christmas-themed party just in time for the holidays.

Period: December 20

Venue: OZ Hall, Seomyeon

UFC Fight Night Busan

Enjoy an evening of some of the top fighters in the UFC live in Busan.

Period: December 21

Venue: Sajik Gymnasium

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

A variety of cultural events take place city-wide for the holidays.

Period: December 24-25

Venue: Citywide

Eungyeol Lee

One of the country’s top illusionists brings his talents to Busan for two shows.

Period: December 24-25

Venue: KBS Busan Hall

French Musical Star Big 4 Gala

Music fans will hear their favorite songs, performed by some of the best singers from the French language musical scene.

Date: December 31

Venue: BEXCO Exhibition Hall I

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Traditional events and modern parties help ring in 2020 to Busan.

Period: December 31

Venue: Citywide

You can check out what else is happening around the city’s largest and best event guide on the Haps Event Calendar.

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