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Vivid Sydney

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Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, transforming Sydney for 23 days and nights. In 2024, for its 14th year, Vivid Sydney will fuse art, innovation and technology in collaboration with some of our time’s most boundary-pushing artists, thinkers, musicians and culinary experts.

Invigorating the city of Sydney with awe-inspiring art installations and 3D light projections, the Vivid Light Walk transforms our urban environment into a kaleidoscopic wonderland.

Vivid Sydney 2024 Festival Dates, Light Show, Program, Cruises & Tickets

In 2023, Vivid Sydney’s free Light Walk was a massive 8.5km adventure covering Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Darling Square, Darling Quarter, The Goods Line and Central Station. See the city anew with 60 light attractions, including 26 international works.

Given the fluid nature of the Light Walk through some of Sydney’s most spectacular CBD precincts, there are varying pathway capacities in different areas of the route. Vivid Sydney will have a one-way pedestrian flow in some areas of the Light Walk to keep people moving and reduce potential congestion. Visitors are asked to observe instructions given by marshals and volunteers and pay attention to the variable message signs, which will be regularly updated.

All Vivid Sydney locations are easily accessible by public transport, and additional services will run throughout the festival. With major road closures and parking restrictions, public transport is the best way to travel. Make sure you have a valid Opal card and top it up online before you travel to avoid queues at top-up machines. You can also use a contactless major debit, credit card or linked device to tap on and off transport services.

Buses and light rail services in the city will be affected and use different stops while roads are closed for the event. Remember that ferries are a popular way to travel during Vivid Sydney and typically reach capacity on weekends, so plan a backup option too.

Major road closures and parking restrictions will occur from 5pm each evening, and most roads will remain closed until 1am. Motorists are encouraged to avoid travel into the CBD and to expect delays as traffic will be heavy on detour routes.

Vivid Sydney runs day and night, and the projections and Lights On runs between 6pm – 11pm. The best places to view the Vivid Light show are from the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Bradfield Park and Darling Harbour.

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