Get Inspired / Sydney What's the big deal about Vivid Sydney? Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Sydney What's the big deal about Vivid Sydney? story by: Mike Williams The Sydney CBD is an energetic hub of creative industries and every year the Vivid Sydney festival celebrates their collective ingenuity and imagination. For three weeks Sydney becomes a colossal canvas as iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are turned into giant works of art using interactive light sculptures and building projections. Local and international musicians perform artistic expressions of their own and the world’s leading creative thinkers hold public talks and host exchange forums. Vivid Sydney is usually held between May and June and has been taking place annually since 2009. It has become the largest light, music and ideas event in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting more than 500,000 people. The 2016 event was massive, an estimated 1.4 million people attending. The 2017 edition, to be held over 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, looks to be bigger than ever. Making your way around the festival is pretty easy, as the Vivid Sydney precincts are within walking distance of Sydney Central Business District and North Sydney train stations, plus there is a free Vivid Sydney Harbour Shuttle ferry service. While there you can have a ride on Luna Park Sydney’s Ferris Wheel, which will give you a fantastic view of some of Vivid Sydney’s lights. Click here for all our Sydney holiday deals. Need more information on Vivid Sydney? This is the place to go. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 5 of Sydney's best markets Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Sydney's ultimate what’s hot dining list Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.