The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will expand the operation of the ‘Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market’ to six locations and hold the opening ceremony at all six locations on March 24, 2017. The Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market will be held in the five locations including the two existing locations at ① Yeouido Hangang Park and ② Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), which were highly popular in 2016, as well as the three new locations at ③ Banpo Hangang Park, ④ Cheonggyecheon Stream, ⑤ Cheonggye Plaza Seasonal Market and ⑥ Oil Tank Culture Park (September opening).
The 2017 Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market will be held under the theme of ‘Five Colors, Five Sentiments’ and each location will host unique magic shows and acoustic performances throughout the events to entertain residents and tourists.
|Location||Theme||Description||Hours of Operation||Size|
|Yeouido Hangang Park|
(near Mulbit Stage)
|World Night Market||Around the world in one night along the Hangang River||Fri & Sat 18:00 ~ 23:00||50||42|
|Youth Runway Market||Trendy market that reflects the passion of the young generation||Fri & Sat 19:00~24:00||50||30|
|Banpo Hangang Park|
|Romantic Moonlight Market||Romantic market featuring nightscape, water fountains, lighting and music||Fri & Sat 18:00~23:00||50||30|
(Mojeongyo Bridge-Gwanggyo Bridge)
|Time Slip Market||Korean style market along the Cheonggyecheon Stream||Sat & Sun 16:30~21:30||50||30|
|Cheonggye Plaza||Seasonal Market||Seasonal market held in May, August, September and October||18:00~23:00||TBA||10|
|Oil Tank Culture Park|
|Seasonal Market||Night market that utilizes the various cultural programs of the Oil Tank Culture Park||Fri & Sat|
Food trucks are set to offer a variety of menus. There will be trucks that were highly popular in the 2016 Bamdokkaebi Night Market and new ones eager to present their creative menus in 2017. Handmade products include necklaces, brooches, and other accessories and props for interior decoration that contain the artists’ philosophy and hard work.
The SMG plans to create a Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market brochure that provides the location of every food truck and handmade booth, which will become available for use by the end of April 2017.