Vivid Sydney is Back

Vivid Sydney transforms the city into a wonderland of light and colour, showcasing the incredible talent of artists from around Australia and the world.

At the heart of the festival is an expansive, free and public exhibition of interactive light installations and light projections highlighting some of Sydney’s famous buildings and iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, in and around The Rocks and Circular Quay.

Enhance your Vivid Sydney experience – dine, entertain and stay at Sydney’s best-located five-star hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney overlooking stunning Sydney Harbour and walking distance to the city’s illuminated icons.

Accommodations Offers

Stay and Play with Vivid Sydney Package

Celebrate the world-famous Vivid Sydney festival from a prime position at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in The Rocks, just metres from and overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail at Grain Bar before heading out to explore hundreds of events, live music, colourful projections and harbourside installations – from Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and beyond. 

The Vivid Sydney package includes luxurious accommodation, daily buffet breakfast for two people and a complimentary cocktail at Grain Bar per person.

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Luxury Club Experience for Vivid

Take your Vivid Sydney experience to the next level – stay in a luxurious Club room or Club suite at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney and receive 15% savings on your accommodation during the festival with our Club Experience offer.

As a guest in a luxurious Club room or Club suite located on the hotel's top floors, you will also receive access to the new Lounge 32, offering exclusive complimentary privileges such as buffet breakfast and evening canapés and beverages.

Discover more about the new Lounge 32 and its inclusions and features.

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Dine and Entertain

 

Vivid Sydney Dining Menu

 

Dom Pérignon Pop-Up Bar

Back by popular demand, the green-glowing Dom Pérignon Luminous Champagne pop-up returns to Grain Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney to celebrate this year's Vivid Sydney festival. Illuminated with light projections and featuring luminescent Dom Pérignon Luminous bottles, the pop-up is full of surprises for the senses.

Enjoy a flute of Dom Pérignon for AUD 60 or treat yourself to Dom Pérignon Luminous bottle paired with a complimentary dozen freshly-shucked oysters for AUD 375. Additionally, in the spirit of Vivid creativity our talented chefs have crafted menu of gourmet treats available throughout the festival. Available every night during Vivid from 6:00 pm.

Grain Bar’s Viva Violetta

Inspired by the colours of Vivid Sydney, our crafty Grain bartenders have concocted a violet-glowing signature cocktail for guests to enjoy during the festival. The stunning Viva Violetta is made with local Ink Gin from New South Wales' Northern Rivers, which has been uniquely infused with Butterfly Pea flower petals to give it a rich purple hue. Mixing the gin with soda water and lemon juice, garnished with a slice of lemon and maraschino cherry, the Viva Violetta tastes as good as it looks.

Available in Grain Bar throughout the festival period, May 26 – June 17.

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Lighting of the Sails at Sydney Opera House

Witness the Sydney Opera House sails come to life each evening, awash with a colourful show of brilliant, projected patterns and artworks, synchronised to dramatic music to set the scene. 

This year’s show dubbed ‘Audio Creatures’ presents a mesmerizing visual display of sea creatures, bird plumage and lustrous plant life, created by Sydney artist Ash Bolland and music by composer Amon Tobin.

When: May 26 – June 17, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Cost: Free

Dreamscape at Circular Quay

The world’s largest interactive lighting display, Dreamscape, will leave you in awe of its abundance in light and colours. Dreamscape will connect the entire Quay precinct from Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with illuminated buildings.

Control the behaviour of the installation through the perspex dome at Circular Quay by touching the model to change the colours and patterns as onlookers witness your work from a far, all just walking distance from the hotel.

When: May 26 – June 17, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Cost: Free

Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo

Experience the magic of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo at night during Vivid, as the zoo illuminates giant animal sculptures. 

This year’s event will be fully interactive and immersive as visitors become a light in the wild with state-of-the-art wristbands. Meet a Sumatran Tiger, Marine Turtle, swarm of bees and a giant Port Jackson Shark among other bright creatures as you journey around the Taronga Zoo grounds against a backdrop of extraordinary colours and lights across Sydney Harbour.

When: May 26 – June 17, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (last entry 8:30 pm)

Cost: Adult AUD 21.95 plus booking fee, Child (4-15 years) AUD 16.95 plus booking fee

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Vivid Light Walk at The Rocks

Take yourself on a journey through the historic The Rocks precinct and witness more than 65 illuminated works in action. 

Dance on piano keys. Control the way Sydney Harbour Bridge sparkles in the background. Turn your shadow into the hands of the Human Light Clock at First Fleet Park. Explore the laneways of The Rocks with ‘Portholes’ – windows exposing the gateway to imaginary worlds. Perfect for families, couples and groups to explore at their leisure once the sun goes down.

When: May 26 – June 17, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Cost: Free