It was good news for this year’s Vivid Light Festival as it was extended to run over 3 weeks, with a new light installation area at the Barangaroo precinct. We visited on a weeknight and the lights still pulled a large crowd.
The Barangaroo walk along the harbour was quite pretty, with hanging manta rays lining the street and the ground lighting up with blue lights that mimicked water ripples.
There was a small queue to experience the Trapdoor, a floor of changing scenes made with lights.
The walk through the A Day in the Light installation was a little surreal, with man-made mist and an accompanying soundtrack adding to the lights experience.
Up around Circular Quay, there was a light maze for the kids and a giant set of pendulum balls that changed colour.
The Opera House and Harbour Bridge once again put on a show, the sails melding through a collage of colourful patterns and pictures.
We took some time to walk through the exhibits in the Botanical Gardens. There were several cute and colourful light and sound displays aptly involving flora and fauna.
The atmosphere was especially magical at night. The highlights for me were the Sunflowers and the Spreading Life dandelion display.
There were plenty more to see, with installations at the Rocks and Darling Harbour.
Chatswood has embraced the Vivid Festival, with its own displays – though they weren’t as spectacular as those in the city.
There are only 2 days left until the end of the festival, so be sure to stop by before the lights go out for another year.