Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Daegu | Events, Exhibition and Musicals in January 2018

The 11th National New Year’s Naked Marathon


A fun event is coming up this weekend! The 11
th National New Year’s Naked Marathon is taking place at Duryu Baseball Stadium. Application is done in the late December but you can still come out for some hot kimchi jjigae and watch this unusual event! Participants will run for 5km or 10km. Total 2.1 million won will be given to top runners. The course will start at the stadium and run along the outer edge of parks clockwise.


─  Date: Jan 7
─  Hours: Opening at 09:30, Marathon starts at 10:00, Ceremony at 11:30
─  Location:  Duryu Baseball Stadium
─  Address: 7, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 공원순환로 7
─  Website: (Korean only)

E-world Starlight Festival

Image: E-world

The brightest winter festival, Starlight Festival, continues through January. 10 million lights illuminate winter night. Its 200-meter light road, “Umbrella Road” is a must-check at this festival! Also, there is a proposal stairs where romantic 10,000 LED roses are decorated.
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─  Date: Now – Feb 28
─  Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
*Lights lit up at 17:00
─  Location: E-world
─  Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
─  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 두류공원로 200

Moomin Original Drawing Exhibition

Your favorite comic book character, Moomin, has arrived in Daegu! From the beginning to today’s  Moomin stories, you will be able to see drawings in their originals.  You can also have a coveted glimpse at the life and art world of Tove Jansson, the illustrator of Moomin stories. There are also hand-on experience zone that children love!

─  Date: Dec 23 – Apr 1
─  Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
─  Location: Daegu MBC Special Exhibition Hall, “Emga”
─  Address: 400, Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 수성구 동대구로 400 대구문화방송
─  Website: (Korean only)
─  Admission: 12,000KRW for adults, 9,000KRW for teenagers, 7,000KRW for children

Musical “Cats”

The most famous musical in Korea, Cats, has come back to Daegu! Cats has set the record of exceeding total 2 million viewers in Korea last month. Cats has it all: great acting, music and choreography. Daegu has been lucky to host this musical 8 times for the past 14 years. Pencil in this coveted musical into your Daegu tour plan!

─  Date: Dec 15 – Jan 7
─  Location: Keimyeong Art Center
─  Address: 1095, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 달구벌대로 1095
─  Ticketing: Hana Ticket 하나티켓, 11st 11번가, Wemakeprice 위메프, Yes24 예스24 (Korean only)
─  Admission: Jellicle 150,000KRW/ VIP 150,000KRW/ R120,000KRW/ S 90,000KRW/ A 60,000KRW (elementary schooler and above)

Musical “Hedwig”

An exciting rock musical, Hedwig, is coming to Daegu! The storyline revolves around Hansel Schmidt’s life from the childhood in East Berlin to life as a transgender in America. Enjoy the entertaining and touching musical this winter.

─  Date: Jan 13 – 14
─  Hours: Opening at 09:30, Marathon starts at 10:00, Ceremony at 11:30
─  Location: Daegu Opera House
─  Address: 15, Hoam-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 북구 호암로 15
─  Ticketing: Interpark 인터파크 (Korean only)
─  Admission: VIP 99,000KRW/ R 88,000KRW/ S 66,000KRW