Keep the family entertained during the Vivid Sydney spectacular this year between (24 May – 15 June 2019). Peppered by shimmering beauty and diversity, this year’s lineup of light shows, music & cultural appeals are going to be a game changer. 

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What to expect this year!

Arguably the most diverse lineup of local and international artists, musicians and creative minds will grace their presence in Sydney for this years annual Vivid Sydney.

Expect 74 light shows, 139 music events and 86 Idea concept events shaping the style of Vivid across multiple popular locations including The Sydney Opera House, Barangaroo, Carriageworks, City Recital Hall and Darling Harbour. Watch beams dance across the night sky and enjoy the kaleidoscopic spectacle of Sydney Harbour.

Where: Various iconic Sydney locations
When: Vivid Lights on 6:00pm – 11:00pm, 24 May – 15 June 2019. 📍#HarbourLights
Cost: Subject to event listings

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Light Shows

This year will not disappoint once again as Sydney brings on board more diverse interactive shows as well as some colorful illuminations from artists all over the globe.

Crowd favourite Marri Dyin, the six-metre tall puppet returns to #vividsydney and The Sydney Opera House will be the backdrop this year for Los Angeles-based Andrew Thomas Huange who is in charge of the Lighting of the Sails. Luna Park Sydney will also see colourful projections splashed across Coney Island with some incredible dining option available surrounding the harbour.

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Music Shows

Feel the buzz around future stars, showcasing an array of genre types this year. One of the focal points will be within Carriageworks, the contemporary multi-arts centre located in the inner Sydney suburb of Eveleigh. Since 2013 the Carriageworks precinct has doubled in size adding 5,000 square meters to its existing underground funky vibe. With 1 event in May and 5 more following in June, you will want to secure your tickets before they sell out.

If you are looking to combine your evening with some light shows in town, The Sydney Opera House will play host to British techno extraordinaires Underworld, R & B star Teyana Taylor and the highly anticipated reunion of The Middle East plus so much more. Take a closer look at the guide to the 27 featured shows.


Looking to kick start your evening with some pre-show cocktails? Holiday Inn Potts Point is delivering technicolour Cocktail Specials nightly from their limited edition menu. 

Available nightly throughout Vivid, you also have the chance to take advantage of specials on both two & three course dining options.

Where: Sirocco Restaurant, Holiday Inn Potts Point
When: 25 May  – 15 June 2019. Nightly 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Price: Two course for $40 | Three course for $45

*Book online via OpenTable or by phone on (02) 9368 4000

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Mini Golf and Stay Package

Add a fun bonus to your Potts Point stay this winter with overnight accommodation to two , including nine holes of mini golf at Holey Moley Darlinghurst.  

Available throughout Vivid Sydney, you will also receive two drink vouchers complimentary of this package.

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