Enjoy the best of Australia’s favourite winter lights festival with our top tips for Vivid Festival 2018.

Sydney is set to light up once again with Vivid Sydney Festival 2018. Over 23 nights from Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June, Vivid Sydney will celebrate 10 years of creativity and innovation, paint the Harbour City in the colour and spectacle of Vivid Light, take over Sydney stages with Vivid Music’s electric performances and collaborations, and encourage creative discussion at Vivid Ideas.
Check out our insider tips for Vivid Festival 2018:
Don’t miss the lighting spectacular at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, where you can feel like you’re surfing a wave, see rainbow lorikeets come ‘alive’, enjoy an interactive landscape of meandering pathways of light, or adore a giant electric, metallic flower with petals adorned with mirrors.
In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, May Gibbs’ iconic characters, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to life on the facade of Customs House, as they journey through the Australian Bush in a whimsical piece narrated by renowned actress and Play School alumni Noni Hazlehurst AM.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Vivid without a Sydney Opera House spectacular. Be captivated by Metamathemagical, a bold and dynamic display of morphing digital sculptures inspired by recognisable Australian motifs across science, nature and culture.
Sydney’s iconic buildings will also once again be transformed, including the breathtaking projection on the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and an interactive lighting display stretching from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the skyscrapers of Circular Quay to the reaches of Sydney Harbour.
Enjoy all these Vivid Sydney Festival wonders and more, just a short walk from MLC Centre.