Haeundae-gu, led by Mayor Hong Soon-heon, will hold a countdown event at Haeundae Beach on the last night of this year, December 31, and the Sunrise Festival in the morning of January 1, 2022.
On January 1, 2021, due to the severe spread of COVID-19, the government made a decision to close tourist attractions across the country, including beaches, and the sunrise from Haeundae Beach, Songjeong Beach, Jangsan, and Cheongsapo was broadcast live on YouTube.
In line with the gradual recovery of daily life from COVID-19, the 2022 countdown event and the sunrise event will be held safely under quarantine rules.
First, at 11 p.m. on December 31, on a special stage at Haeundae Beach, there will be a year-end special performance to give consolation to the citizens who are exhausted from COVID-19, and a countdown will be held when midnight approaches.
Simultaneously with the New Year's countdown to 2022, a short fireworks show will illuminate the perimeter of the stage.
The light sculptures of the ‘8th Haeundae Light Festival’ held from November 27 to February 2 are lit up from 6 to 12 pm, and on this day, they will be lit until the sunrise event the next morning.
The ‘2022 Haeundae Sunrise Festival’ will be held at Haeundae Beach at 6 a.m. on the first day of the new year. Following the sunrise performance and New Year's greetings, an air show to celebrate the sunrise of the Air Force's special flight team, the Black Eagles, will be held.
The Air Force Black Eagles Air Show is a world-class aerobatics flight made up of eight T-50B fighters and will be held for about five minutes after sunrise over Haeundae Beach.
The Black Eagles Air Show was made by the Republic of Korea Air Force's proposal to Haeundae-gu to deliver hopeful energy to citizens exhausted from COVID-19.
Due to the conditions of the flight show, it is expected that there will be a lot of noise. In addition, to celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Im In Year, a tiger character photo zone will be installed on the white sandy beaches of Haeundae and Songjeong Beach.
In accordance with the phased recovery from COVID-19, the wearing of masks is checked, and admission to the white sand beach of Haeundae Beach is limited to those who have completed vaccinations.
Considering that it is impossible to control the entrance/exit road as it is an open space on the white sandy beach and the shore road outside of the vicinity of the stage, we plan to deploy safety personnel to check whether or not to wear a mask and to guide social distancing.