I just want to wish all the readers of the Gwangju Blog a Merry Christmas! Here are some things you can do this holiday weekend.
Friday, December 23rd
A lot of Gwangju residents have been asking when the ice skating rink will open for the holiday season. Well, the wait is over because the rink is now open for ice skating fun! The rink is located at Gwangju City Hall, and is open from 10: a.m. to 5:40 p.m. on the weekdays, and open until 8:20 p.m. on the weekends and holidays. You can also check out JD’s column for more info about skating in town, and another place to go to in Naju. You can get to City Hall by taking buses 01, 16, 22, 25, 38, 45, 46, 50, 62, 63, 64, and 518. You can also go to the Gwangju City website for more details as well.
Saturday, December 24th
The Asia Culture Center (ACC) will be open Christmas weekend, so head on over and discover exhibits on everything from architecture, to Thailand. The ACC is also a great place to bring the kids as well. For more information about what’s happening this weekend, please check out their website. Even if you’re just walking around downtown enjoying the winter weather, the ACC is a beautiful place to take a stroll!
Many Gwangju residents might be celebrating their first Christmas away from family. Don’t be a victim of homesickness; come out and celebrate with your friends as you make your way through some of the city’s drinking establishments. That’s right, it’s time for the annual 12 Pubs of Christmas! I think the name says it all-a 12 bar crawl through some of the best bars in town! Can you make it to the last one? Will you remember the last one?! For more info about this merry event, please go to the Facebook event page here. Remember, you’ll have all of Christmas to recover! It all begins at 7:30 p.m.
Hey Bill, Loft 28 has to have a party on Christmas Eve right? The answer is, of course! Loft will be offering special Christmas cocktails, and there will be two different contests. Make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas sweater for a chance to win a free bottle. There will also be a dirty Santa dance off for a free bottle as well. Come celebrate Christmas with your friends at Loft 28! The party begins at 10 p.m., and you can go to their Facebook page for more info.
Sunday, December 25th
Two of Gwangju’s most popular hangouts will be open on Christmas Day. First, Tequilaz will be serving lots of Christmas cheer. There will be Christmas night specials such as 3 shots of Jamesons for 12,000 won, and 4 shots of tequila for 10,000 won. For more details, please go to Tequilaz’s Facebook page. After you start your holiday celebrating at Tequilaz, keep it going by visiting Speakeasy. They’ll be open starting at 7 p.m. to make sure no one feels alone at Christmas. Meet your friends, or make some new ones at Speakeasy! Two great places to make sure that you’ll have a great Christmas in Gwangju.
Get ready Gwangju because next weekend is the last one of 2016!