In America, it’s Santa waving at the end of the Macy’s Thankgiving Parade. In Seoul, the Christmas season starts with the French Market, or Marché de Noël. Well, at least for me it does. Last year was so much fun, and the year’s first snow arrived during it. It’s in a little square in Soraemaul, near Express Bus Terminal. The French community comes together to sell foods and wares with the profits going to Korean charities. Last year we saw appearances by Le Saint-Ex, Guillaume and even Gavin’s Sausages (caution: the site has music). There was mulled wine, pate, Nutella crepes and Christmas pastries, along with quaint Christmas decorations and gifts.

It’s at Gingko Park in Soraemaul this Saturday, December 4th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

More details and a map are at Korea4Expats.

Pictures of last year’s event are here.

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