2012 Lunar New Year Holiday Schedules in Korea

* 2012 Seollal (Lunar New Year) holiday period: January 22-24

Seollal is one of the most celebrated holidays in Korea. January 1 on the lunar calendar, Seollal, this year, falls on January 23 on the Gregorian calendar. Seollal usually lasts for three days: the day of Seollal, the day before, and the day after. During the three-day holiday period, many businesses operate on a different schedule, or even close.

Below is a list of Seollal holiday schedules for popular tourist attractions in and around Seoul. To find out holiday schedules for other tourist attractions across the Korea, please feel free to call the 24-hour tourist information hotline, 1330 tt call center(+82-2-1330).

 

<Tourist Sites >

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Independence Hall of Korea Open year round             041-560-0114 www.i815.or.kr
Korean Folk Village Open year round             031-288-0000 www.koreanfolk.co.kr
Namsangol Hanok Village Open year round             02-2264-4412 hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr
Seodaemun Prison History Museum Closed Jan. 23             02-360-8582 www.sscmc.or.kr/culture2
The War Memorial of Korea Open year round             02-709-3139 www.warmemo.or.kr
N Seoul Tower Open year round             02-3455-9277 www.nseoultower.co.kr
63 City Open year round             02-789-5663 www.63.co.kr
Namsan Park Open year round             02-753-2403 www.cablecar.co.kr
Hangang River Ferry Cruise Open year round             02-3271-6900 www.hcruise.co.kr
COEX Aquarium Open year round             02-6002-6200 www.coexaqua.co.kr
Gyeongbokgung Palace Open year round             02-3700-3900 www.royalpalace.go.kr
Changdeokgung Palace Open year round             02-762-8261 www.cdg.go.kr
Changgyeonggung Palace Open year round             02-762-4868 cgg.cha.go.kr
Deoksugung Palace Open year round             02-771-9951 www.deoksugung.go.kr
Jongmyo Royal Shrine Open year round             02-765-0195 jm.cha.go.kr 
Lotte World Open year round             02-411-4921 www.lotteworld.com
Lotte World Folk Museum Open year round             02-411-2000 www.lotteworld.com
Seoul Land Open year round             02-509-6000 www.seoulland.co.kr
Everland Open year round             031-320-5000 www.everland.com
Insa-dong Hours vary by store             02-734-0222 www.insainfo.or.kr  

<Shopping Places>

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
COEX Mall Open year round             02-6000-0114 www.coexmall.com
Namdaemun Market Closed Jan. 22-24             02-752-1913 www.indm.net
Dongdaemun Market Closed Jan. 22-24             02-2262-0114 www.dongdaemunsc.co.kr
New-Freya (former Cerestar) Closed Jan. 22-23             02-2048-4800 www.new-freya.co.kr
Itaewon Street Hours vary by store             02-797-7319
Migliore (Dongdaemun) Closed Jan. 22-23             02-3393-0005 www.migliore.co.kr
Doota
(Doosan Tower)
Closed Jan. 22-23             02-3398-2386 www.doota.com
Yongsan Electronics District Closed Jan. 23-24             02-6733-0101
Techno Mart Closed Jan. 22-23             02-3424-0114 www.tm21.com
hello apM Closed Jan. 22-23             02-6388-1114 www.helloapm.co.kr
I’PARK mall Closed Jan. 23             02-2012-0101 www.iparkmall.co.kr
Myeong-dong Hours vary by store             02-776-6178

<Department Stores>

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Lotte Department Store Closed Jan. 23             02-771-2500 www.lotteshopping.com
Shinsegae Department Store Closed Jan. 23 02-1588-1234 department.shinsegae.com
Hyundai Department Store Closed Jan. 23             02-547-2233 www.ehyundai.com
New Core Outlet Closed Jan. 23             02-530-5000 www.newcore.co.kr
Galleria Department Store Closed Jan. 23             02-3449-4114 dept.galleria.co.kr
Kim’s Club Closed Jan. 23
(Opening at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 24)
            02-530-5750      ~3
E-mart Open 11:00~22:00 on Jan. 23             02-380-1234 emart.shinsegae.com

<Cultural Facilities >

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
National Theater of Korea Open year round             02-2280-4114 www.ntok.go.kr
NANTA Performance Theater Open year round             02-739-8288 nanta.i-pmc.co.kr
The Korea House Open year round             02-2266-9101      ~3 www.koreahouse.or.kr
National Museum of Korea Open year round             02-2077-9000 www.museum.go.kr
Chongdong Theater Open year round             02-751-1500 www.chongdong.com
National Museum of Contemporary Art Open year round             02-2188-6000 www.moca.go.kr
Seoul Arts Center Open year round             02-580-1300 www.sac.or.kr
The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts Open year round             02-580-3041 www.gugak.go.kr

< Book Stores >

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Kyobo Bookstore
(Jongno Branch)
Closed Jan. 23             02-397-3551 www.kyobobook.co.kr
Kyobo Bookstore
(Gangnam Branch)
Closed Jan. 23             02-530-0304 www.kyobobook.co.kr
Youngpoong Bookstore
(Jongno Branch)
Open year round             02-399-5600 www.ypbooks.co.kr
Youngpoong Bookstore
(Gangnam Branch)
Open year round             02-595-4700 www.ypbooks.co.kr

※ The above schedules are subject to change.

Date 01/20/2012
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