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.

Mathemagical illuminates the Sydney Opera House during Vivid Sydney 2018. Artist: Jonathan Zawada
Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour, Vivid Sydney

About Vivid Sydney

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 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. 

Family enjoying a close-up view of the 1000 Cranes light installation at First Fleet Park, The Rocks during Vivid Sydney 2018

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.

Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2018

Experience Vivid Sydney and Beyond

Book your vacation package with Swain Destinations:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 4 day Budget Car Rental
  • 2 nights Sydney
  • Vivid Lighting the Sails Cruise
  • 2 nights The Hunter Valley
  • 2 nights Blue Mountains
  • 3 nights Byron Bay
  • Byron Bay tour
  • 2 nights Sydney
  • Vivid BridgeClimb
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts

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Vivid Sydney 2018

8 DAY VIVID SYDNEY Vacation Package

Book your vacation package with Qantas Vacations:

  • Roundtrip economy flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
  • 5 nights Sydney; Intercontinental Sydney, Eastern Harbour King Room – including ONE FREE night
  • Special Vivid Sydney Bridgeclimb at night to experience the lights of the city from the top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Wear flashing light vests and climb to the summit, where an illuminated 'dance floor in the sky' will be waiting. This is a stage like no other!
  • Round trip transfers between Sydney airport and your hotel
  • Qantas Vacations Emergency Travel Assistance (available 24 hours)
  • All airline taxes and surcharges

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Vivid Sydney 2018

Vivid Sydney and Byron Beaches

Book your vacation package with Down Under Answers:

  • Five nights Sydney, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Darling Harbour
  • Two nights Byron Bay,The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
  • Big Bus Sydney Explorer, 24 Hour Pass
  • Sydney Opera House Tour
  • Two day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Explorer Cruise
  • Three days Group B car hire including unlimited mileage and GPS
  • Private arrival transfer Sydney Airport to Hotel  

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Three Sisters at Echo Point in Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Hues of Sydney - Vivid Sydney Package

Book your vacation package with Down Under Answers:

  • Five nights InterContinental Sydney, including breakfast daily
  • Essential Sydney Tour including lunch
  • Captain Cook Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney Opera House Tour and Dine
  • Private arrival transfer Sydney Airport to Hotel
  • Two nights Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Three nights Intermediate Car Hire including unlimited mileage and GPS

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Views of Harbour Lights installations on marine vessels moving across Sydney Harbour during Vivid Sydney 2018

Luxury Vivid Sydney Vacation Package

Book your vacation package with Down Under Endeavours

  • 4 nights The Langham Sydney
  • 2 nights Pretty Beach House – all inclusive
  • Let’s Go Surfing – Bondi Beach surfing lesson – includes lunch
  • Lunch with beer or wine at Sydney Opera House
  • Twilight BridgeClimb
  • Sydney Opera House tour
  • Sensational Sydney Cruises – Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Bonza Bike Tours – Sydney highlights tour
  • Private transfers
     

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Ballooning in the Hunter valley

Vivid Sydney and Surrounds Vacation Package

Book your vacation package with Down Under Endeavours

  • 4 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
  • 3 day/2 night tour of the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley – includes accommodations, transfers, park entry fees, morning tea, 2 lunches, and wine and cheese pairing
  • 1 night The Grace Hotel, Sydney
  • Sydney Twilight BridgeClimb
  • Tour and dine at Sydney Opera House
  • Bonza Bike Tours – Sydney highlights tour
  • Sensational Sydney Cruises – Tea at sea morning cruise
  • Private airport transfers in Sydney


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Vivid 2018 Highlight Video