There are three kinds of events put on during the Christmas Lights Festival: the audition program, daily concerts, and the gift festival.
The audition program consists of contests in wide range of performance styles including band and instrument performances, caroling, dancing, family music contest, and K-pop contest. The winners are invited to perform in the special performance held on December 30th.
During the daily concerts there are a wide variety of performances including a handbell ensemble, singing, K-pop dancing, band performances, children dancing and singing, and Taekwondo.
The gift festival is open to the public and allows participants to take part in 7 missions in order to win a prize at the end. Some missions are very easy while others are definitely trickier. Luckily you only need to successfully complete 5 of the 7 missions to get the prize.
Each person is given a pamphlet as they enter the festival area where stamps are given for each mission accomplished. There are banners to mark each of game zones. This past event included a game of yelling “I love you” at a high enough decibel; rock-paper-scissors best 2 out of 3 where the winner gets to hit the loser with a toy hammer while the loser tries to protect themselves a helmet; putt-putt golf; mini Olympic curling; knocking over a water bottle by swinging balls hanging from panty hoes attached to a helmet, and stacking cups into a pyramid without knocking them over. Once 5 or more stamps are collected, you take your pamphlet into the building marked with CGV and then receive a token. The token are used on the toy vending machine with orange balls with the name of different prizes inside. The prizes included mugs, jelly candy, chocolate, a toothpaste kit, and LED toys.