Enjoy a Jeju-style spooky Halloween

pumpAdmittedly, there isn’t long tradition of Halloween in Korea. Door to door trick or treating, for one, isn’t something you’ll see on All Hallows’ Eve.

(Though this year there’s a big exception here on the island, so keep reading!)

In the past few years we’ve seen more scary, ghoulish events being gradually introduced to the public, and I suspect much to the delight of Jeju kids in particular.

This Halloween on Jeju, a number of activities and special events (particularly centered on Halloween-themed foods) come to mind. They range from high-end hotel dinner/accommodations specials, right through to Halloween-themed baking contests, DJ’ed dance events, and of course, a good old-fashioned costume party.

Depending on your preferences and budget, the following might be of interest to you this weekend (the 31st falls on a Monday this year, so most events are coming up this Saturday and Sunday.)

First up: Ghosthouse. This is a mock-up of a haunted house in the style we’re accustomed to in North America. Their restaurant, pension and mini golf facilities are also doled up in their Halloween finest. Click on the link for more information.

swiss-village-halloweenThe second Halloween event refers in part to the big exception mentioned above. The Jeju Swiss Village, which we visited and wrote about last week, is a small street of shops and accommodations in a quiet region of the countryside southeast of Jeju City. The pedestrian street affords the opportunity for the businesses (arts and crafts shops, cafes, and the like) to hand out candy from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. from the 28th to the 31st. This is a chance to relive your childhood memory, and enjoy the evening’s musical offerings, a Halloween photo contest, and a flea market, among other activities.

If it’s food that’s of interest, a number of high-end buffet specials are on at Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel and the Haevichi Hotel and Resort Jeju, and for the kids and mud cake making event at the Kal Hotel in Jeju City. You can call these respective establishments for more information.

And Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a costume party and prizes. The Magpie Brewery in Jeju City is staging a “Drinking Dead” party, complete with “zombie apocalypse refugee camp” starting at noon (through to 11 p.m.) on Oct. 29. For more information, click here.

We hope you have a great Halloween and by all means share your stories and photos with us on your favorite social network. Have fun and be safe!

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