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Vivid Sydney Festival celebrations: the best spots to see the Vivid Light show


The Sydney Opera House and the numerous art galleries and museums in Sydney are a testament to the city’s burgeoning art scene. From established artists to the budding creative souls, the city spreads out its warm welcoming hands to anyone who wishes to explore art. However, in the bygone months of 2020, we had to put up with the pangs of the pandemic and worst of all, cancelled events! But don’t be sad...Sydney promises us to bring back all the lost fervour and celebrations just in time.

Vivid Sydney Festival celebrations: the best spots to see the Vivid Light show

Vivid Sydney festival

To be honest, we were all a little taken aback when Vivid got cancelled. But the word on the street is that the festival is bound to happen in August 2021—a long way from today but let’s hope it will be worth the wait! Vivid Sydney Festival is one of Sydney’s most energetic art festivals today that boasts of international acclaim. An inspiring collaboration of art, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney welcomes hundreds of well-known artists to the city to exhibit their talents. Over 2 million people attend the festival that turns Sydney into a dynamic canvas of lights and colours. If you’re claustrophobic or simply hate the crowds, a Vivid Sydney cruise could be your best choice. You can head over to Sydney Harbour to be in the midst of all the action by hopping on board a Vivid Sydney dinner cruise, a perfect way to enjoy the best of everything the festival has to offer. The Opera House, which sits elegantly upon the Bennelong point on Sydney Harbour, steals the limelight with its breathtaking 3D light projections every year. Choose from the three popular luxury Vivid harbour cruises to indulge in 3 hours of cruise dining with stunning 360° Vivid views on the Harbour. These fully air-conditioned cruises have spacious dining saloons and opulent interiors that are sure to impress you. Be it an innovative degustation menu, a simple 2-course dinner or an unlimited roving banquet menu, the Vivid dinner cruises offer unique dining options for you to choose from. Book your tickets today for a spectacular experience.

Other vantage points

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House exhibiting the finest show of lights and installations, it is often hard to get past the area to explore the other parts of Sydney. Head over to the Royal Botanic Gardens to get a glimpse of the installations there. Some of the other key installation areas include the Circular Quay, Customs House, the MCA and Cadman’s Cottage, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. You may consider visiting the festival during the first few days of the festival as the later days can get really crowded. Contrary to the usual trends of people swarming in and around the Harbour, you can also consider going outside it to explore the several new areas outside the Circular Quay. If you’re with your kids, do consider going to the Taronga Zoo which is known to host minor Vivid Sydney special sessions. Leaving the festival scene without clicking some amazing pictures of the installations and lights would be discourteous to its creators. Head over to these locations during Vivid Sydney to get some of the best photos of the event: Cahill Walk and The Observation Deck at the Overseas Passenger’s Terminal are great choices to start with. Another worthwhile option for the paparazzis is signing up for a Vivid Photography Tour, where you’ll be guided by a professional photographer through the best spots to shoot the Vivid installations. Also, get plenty of tips to create the best photos depending on the time!

In the run up to the Vivid Festival 2021, here’s your cue to start planning on how to make up for the lost days in the previous year! Stay positive.

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