The Best Things to see and do at Vivid Sydney 2024

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Vivid Sydney 2024 is back and promises to be more mesmerizing than ever! This year, the festival will illuminate Sydney with an unprecedented array of light installations, music performances, thought-provoking talks, and a sumptuous array of culinary delights, all centred around the theme of 'Humanity.'

From 24 May to 15 June, the city will come alive for 23 nights, showcasing the Southern Hemisphere's largest festival of light, music, ideas, and food. With activities and exhibitions sprawling from Circular Quay to The Goods Line, there’s something to inspire and entertain everyone.

Here are our top picks for what to see and experience at Vivid Sydney 2024

Sea, Sand and Stars | Guan Wei
Sea, Sand and Stars | Guan Wei | The Museum of Contemporary Art


When is Vivid Sydney 2024? Vivid Sydney runs from 24 May to 15 June 2024, offering both free and ticketed events that will captivate the whole family. The festival's packed schedule includes mind-bending light installations that will challenge your perception and immerse you in an otherworldly experience.

Vivid Sydney 2024 Locations The entire city transforms into a dazzling canvas of light, making it easy to immerse yourself in the festivities. Key locations include Circular Quay, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, and beyond, each offering its own unique spectacles. We recommend embarking on a journey through these areas as the sun sets to witness the stunning contrast of light installations against the night sky.

Global Rainbow | Yvette Mattern | Sydney Tower
Global Rainbow | Yvette Mattern | Sydney Tower


This year's Vivid Sydney expands across various locations, ensuring the city is abuzz with excitement and creativity. From harbourside attractions to cultural institutions like the State Library of New South Wales and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, there's beauty and inspiration at every turn.

Highlights of Vivid Sydney 2024

Lighting of the Sails: Echo (2024) | Julia Gutman
Lighting of the Sails: Echo (2024) | Julia Gutman


  • 40km-long laser beams shooting from Sydney Tower, offering a visual feast unlike any before.
  • The 2023 Archibald Prize winner, transforming the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House into an unforgettable display.
  • The return of the Vivid Fire Kitchen in a new and exciting space.
  • A stellar Vivid Music lineup featuring Budjerah, Mos Def, and Air, promising unforgettable performances.
  • Vivid Ideas dives into a variety of themes, including an exploration of sex work in Australia, promising insightful and engaging discussions.
  • Vivid Food celebrates Sydney's diverse culinary landscape, from the returning Vivid Fire Kitchen at The Goods Line to unique experiences like A Culinary Canvas and Plates with Purpose.

Additional Must-See Installations and Events:

Stateless | Sinclair Park | Nawi Cove
Stateless | Sinclair Park | Nawi Cove


  • Aperture and Elemental at Darling Harbour, offering journeys through natural landscapes and elements.
  • Vivid Kids at Tumbalong Park ensures fun for the entire family with early evening activities.
  • Spectrum of Happiness and Tumbalong Nights at Darling Quarter, combining interactive installations with live music.
  • Wild Lights at Taronga Zoo is a unique blend of conservation and illumination.
  • First Light and Lighting of the Sails at Circular Quay and The Rocks, starting the festival with significant cultural moments.
  • Infinity, Fish are Jumping, and The Last Ocean at Barangaroo, each providing immersive experiences inspired by natural wonders.
  • Carriageworks Night Market is a one-night extravaganza of local cuisine and entertainment.
  • Waterlight Graffiti and Eco at Central Station and The Goods Line, interactive and historical light installations.
  • The intriguing Wynyard Tunnels experience beneath the CBD, an immersive journey through human life stages.
  • Samsung’s Chorus of Light at First Fleet Park, is a visual masterpiece created by festivalgoers' personal message of hope for the future that are translated and expressed as light.

Vivid Sydney 2024 is set to be an unparalleled celebration of light, music, ideas, and food. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary event, where every corner of Sydney comes alive with creativity and inspiration. Check the official Vivid Sydney website for more details on event times and ticketing.

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney Vivid Package

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney Vivid Package
The Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney Vivid Package will delight your senses!

As the city comes alive in illuminating light and colour, you can enjoy the sensational spectacle of Vivid with the convenience of an urban retreat in the centre of the action. Experience an unforgettable overnight stay where you can savour the event and indulge in fine dining and deluxe accommodation.

The limited-edition Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney Vivid Package includes:

  • A 5-star luxury night stay
  • Breakfast for two in Croft Restaurant
  • Late check-out of 12 pm
  • $50 credit per night on food and beverages hotel at participating hotels' outlets
  • Bottle of Wine on arrival
  • Access to our pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Book your stay during Vivid and you will also enjoy a complimentary colourful Vivid-inspired cocktail. Offer valid 24 May - 15 June 2024.

Book now at the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney.

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