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  • Snowflakes shimmer in downtown

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    The streets of downtown Seoul stretching from Gwanghwamun and Sungnyemun (Namdaemun) to Sejong-ro will be dazzling with snowflake lights until Feb. 13, Seoul City announced.

    Since the two-kilometer-long sparkling lights installed in a total of 373 roadside trees were first lit on Dec. 17, they have been lighting up the city center every evening from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    The snowflakes are uniquely accompanied by the design of wine glasses and the LED lights change into seven different colors.

    Diverse colors, such as red, orange, and yellow, shine from the bottom of the tree, while tones of white ooze forth at times to give a contrasting effect of coolness from the warm tones.

    “Placing beautiful lights at our city’s central location gives diversity to our winter ambiance and adds to the competitiveness of our city,” a Seoul City official said. “We aim to foster ‘Sejong road,’ the key thoroughfare representative of the nation’s capital covering Gwanghwamun, Gwanghwamun Square, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Cheonggyecheon (Stream), Seoul Plaza, and Deoksugung (Palace), into a quality-brand passage with the help of these beautiful lighting decorations,” the official added.