SEOUL, Korea (AVING Special Report on 'Hi Seoul Winter Festival') -- <Visual News> '2008 Hi Seoul Winter Festival' takes place from December 19(Fri.) to January 18(Sun.), 2009 at the Seoul Plaza, Cheonggyecheon Stream, and other downtown areas of Seoul.
The 2008 Winter Festival is a festival of lights in silvery white under the slogan of "Pure Seoul, Snow White Winter." The mission is to lighten the economic landscape to imbue hope for the future to the financially-stricken citizens who must undergo a colder winter than in any other years. The fluorescent light bulbs and light installations decorating the city turn Seoul into a delightful winter wonderland.
During the festival period, major buildings such as Dongnimmun(Independence Gate), the Sejong Center, and the Seoul Metropolitan Council building are decorated in silver-white lights. Surrounding the nearby Cheonggyecheon stream is snow-covered streets, and a silver-white colored screen is displayed. Moreover, a dazzling laser show takes place here every night during the festival.