It’s lights on at 6pm on 23 May, so start planning your visit to Sydney’s biggest and brightest winter festival right now!
Go early in the week and early on!
Monday-Wednesday from 5.30pm (when the lights start to come on) is a great time to see the lights and avoid the bigger crowds that gather later in the evenings and at the weekends.
Leave the car at home
There are extra services to help get families in and out of the city, and road closures mean driving is not an option, so plan your public transport adventure. There are services between the different precincts, too. The new Captain Cook Vivid Sydney service is a great way of exploring the Festival. Two ferry routes will operate every half hour between the Vivid Sydney precincts of Circular Quay, Walsh Bay and Darling Harbour, with links from North Sydney.
Plan for plenty of Vivid Sydney outings
With over 50 light installations and projections across Circular Quay, Martin Place, Walsh Bay, North Sydney and Darling Harbour, there’s too much to see in just one night!
Discover the lesser-known Vivid Sydney spots
Circular Quay and the Opera House are always Vivid Sydney favourites, but there are other special spots tucked away in areas like North Sydney and Walsh Bay.
Feed your family’s senses AND their tummies
With Lights On at 6pm there’s the perfect chance to grab a bite to eat from the hundreds of restaurants about the Vivid Sydney footprint, or at one of the food trucks. Fuel up and head out into the night!
The full Vivid Sydney 2014 program is available at vividsydney.com