Sydney-siders love their Vivid light festival but due to Covid, they haven’t had it since 2019. It’s now 2022! It’s back and it is stunning!! It brings the crowds into the city. The highlight of this festival are the light projections on many of the iconic buildings of Sydney. These are all free to attend. There is also a diverse range of other events which are directly or indirectly linked to Vivid. This festival is strategically held just as the weather turns cold in Sydney. Rug up when you venture out after dark to see the lights because the cold wind is biting.
On weekends especially, the crowds that flock into the city for this 3 week festival is insane and all restaurants on the light trail are at capacity! The timing is perfect for restaurants because the weather is not inviting. Gone are the long, warmer, mild summery evenings. Hello early darkness, cold wind and beanie weather! Vivid lures Sydney-siders out from huddling by their heaters in their homes! Check out these pictures and you can understand why! (And this doesn’t even cover all the free Vivid light installations! There are more!)