Vivid Sydney

Sydney shines during winter each year when Vivid Sydney warms up the city with a celebration of light, music and ideas. The creative heart of Sydney comes to life in a program of amazing light art and music. Don't miss this world-famous festival of light, music and ideas from May to June.

Crowds viewing installations around the Sydney Opera House during Vivid Sydney 2016
Vivid Sydney 2016

About Vivid Sydney

From May to June, Vivid Light takes you to another world, with shadows that spring into colour and building facades that reveal a hidden world of magic. The city transforms into a night time wonderland through large-scale illuminations, laser lightshows and 3D-mapped projections.

The Lighting of the Sydney Opera House Sails in the evening is the moment when the spectacular Vivid Light begins.

Follow the series of interactive and immersive light art sculptures and installation trails through the spectacular waterside precincts of the Royal Botanic Garden, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Martin Place, and Barangaroo. Visit The Rocks and see the spectacular display upon the Museum of Contemporary Art, superb views of the Sydney Opera House and great installations for families and children.

Vivid Music features an impressive line-up of international and Australian talent, as well as smaller music venues located throughout the inner city, while Vivid Ideas is a stimulating program of public talks with events examining issues and topics that range from the design of our cities to practical tools for creative practitioners.

Enjoy the brilliant spectacle from the comfort of a harbour ferry or cruise vessel is also bound to be as spellbinding as ever. The many cruise vessels and ferries that travel around the harbour will be decorated with brilliant lights that change colour as they enter the different Vivid Sydney precincts.

Explore the full program of events at Vivid Sydney.

Vivid Sydney


Be wowed by Vivid Sydney 26 May – 17 June 2017, taste award-winning wines in the Hunter Valley, explore ancient forests and caves among the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and then relax on beaches of Byron Bay.

• 11 nights exploring Sydney and Regional NSW • Vivid BridgeClimb
• Vivid Lighting the Sails Cruise and much more. Land only prices start from $US3,085

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Lord Howe


Fly Qantas to Sydney and experience Vivid Sydney 26 May – 17 June 2017, then relax and explore World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island.

• Economy Round-trip flights from 1,099*
• Five nights at the InterContinental Hotel Sydney
• Three nights at Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island and more

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Byron Bay


Discover Vivid Sydney with Qantas, then experience paradise on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island.

• Economy Round-trip flights from 1,099*  
• Four nights Old Sydney Holiday Inn
• Three nights at Elements of Byron Resort, Byron Bay and much more

*Terms and conditions apply for flights and tour package offer

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