Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, returns to Chatswood for a second year! From 27 May – 13 June, the bustling Chatswood CBD will transform into WildLight – The Bio-Kinetic City, an amazing collection of engaging installations and activities inspired by the fascinating creatures of Gondwana.
By day, Vivid’s kids are invited to dress up in special diving suits and helmets and enter into the Luminarium at Chatswood Chase Sydney. Children will be the captains of their own magical experience in this unique daytime activation as bioluminescent jellyfish change colour and prehistoric marine life swim and float all around.
Created especially to engage young children and families, the Luminarium will operate daily from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm, and from 5pm – 7pm on Thursdays.
By night, visitors will take a technology-led journey into the past – stepping off the train at Chatswood Interchange into a world of projection, lighting effects and fantastic avian creatures. The Bridge of Illusions will captivate you as projections create the illusion of the bridge magically disappearing, then experience the earth tremble at the Stomping Ground in Chatswood Mall as giant dinosaur footprints appear and reptilian creatures dart amongst fern trees growing up from the floor.
Continuing onto Westfield Chatswood, be dazzled by the vibrant digital animations of Neon Dino Nights, then watch as futuristic 3D animations of prehistoric creatures play across the facade of The Concourse. Become part of the experience by taking control of mechanical dinosaur frames as you stalk your prey, or look into the Primordial Pond to see what life forms are lurking beneath.
After seeing the sights, stay a while to enjoy great shopping, market stalls, dining and the special food and drinks pop-up in Charlotte Lane off Anderson Street.
Vivid Sydney at Chatswood is run by Willoughby City Council and supported by Precinct Contributors Chatswood Chase Sydney, Chatswood Interchange and Westfield Chatswood. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.