Vivid Sydney is an annual winter festival of light, music and ideas showcasing amazing light sculptures, creative industry forums and a cutting-edge contemporary music program. The most iconic part of Vivid is the illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails! Vivid Sydney is grown to become the largest of its kind in the world and is an event that has been on my radar for a long time. We made the trip down the Sydney on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend and loved exploring the city whilst being dazzled by the light installations! Vivid has grown so big that this year there was over 400 music events, 260 ideas sessions and 90 light installations spread across seven locations! Our favourite aspects of the festival were seeing the Opera House lit up, experiencing the light and music show at Darling Harbour, taking part in the Vivid Light walk along the foreshore, through the lanes and backstreets of The Rocks and through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.
We loved Vivid so much and I am so glad we finally got the opportunity to experience the festival! We booked an amazing accommodation deal for the festival through Rydges Sydney Central which was luxurious, ideally located and very reasonably priced!
I’d love to go back and do Vivid again but next time I would try and get there during the week and not on the long weekend simply just because of the crowds (it is considered to be the biggest event in Australia)! We didn’t get a chance to see all of the festival and next time we’d love to do the Harbour Bridge Climb at night to see the lights from above and also explore the lights at Taronga Zoo, Chatswood and Barangaroo!
Have you ever been to Vivid or a similar light festival? x