Seoul Hyatt Christmas Lights
December 28, 2009 – We finally made it out to the Seoul Millennium Hyatt’s Christmas light decorations. We were just a few hours late to see the gingerbread house that had been taken down earlier in the day, but the giant Christmas tree was still shining bright. We thought it was curious that the tree was on a rotating platform and it slowly turned. There were lots of Japanese tourists in the hotel and it was pleasing to my ears to hear the wonderful sounds of Nihongo.
Taking a trip with the kids to the Hyatt is a nice activity during Christmas time. The base of the tree was filled with gold packages and a large model train makes it’s way around the bottom floor. Outside a back door on the bottom floor we found a snowy retreat with wooden bridges and lighted paths. It was beautiful.
After leaving the Hyatt we took advantage of our time in the car and drove around downtown taking in all the lighted department stores and other buildings. Christmas in Seoul is a much celebrated event.
Outside Lotte Department Store
It’s the Year of the Tiger, and this cool light display looks distinctly Korean. The Korean tiger has such an interesting representation here. In this photo, I love the way the tree and clouds appear. I think the letters down the side say “Happy New Year.”
Shinsegae Department store always has the best lights. The fountain looks amazing and the giant ornaments hanging off the front of the building fade in and out in shades of red.
This is the walkway down the “expensive” side of Shinsegae where you’ll find Gucci, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton and lots of other big name stores.