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The Most Colourful Time in Sydney's Calendar!

Vivid Sydney is a time of wonder and excitement, a chance to celebrate with loved ones and create unforgettable moments. If you're seeking a refined and sophisticated experience during this vibrant festival, look no further than the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is the perfect destination for a weekend escape to the city. From luxurious accommodations to delicious dining options, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Only moments away from the action at Vivid Sydney

You can find explosions of light and colour throughout every corner of the city during Vivid Sydney. If you’re keen to explore the streets and see where the night takes you, head to one of the event’s hotspots. From locations around Circular Quay like Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanical Gardens, to the Carriageworks cultural precinct and across the river to Taronga Zoo – Vivid Sydney encompasses the whole city for an unforgettable celebration of art, light and joy.

To experience the magic for yourself, travel to one of Vivid Sydney’s key locations:

Barangaroo: This waterfront hub was converted from an unoccupied section of Sydney’s port to a hive of eateries, family activities and boutiques – now playing host to a selection of Vivid Sydney installations, like Fish are jumping and Lilies.

Carriageworks: Everleigh Railway Workshops once shaped the industrial side of the city, building train engines and carriages to transport a growing population. These days, the workshop site is home to Carriageworks, one of Australia’s most important multi-arts centres.

Central Station and The Goods Line: Sydney’s largest heritage-listed railway station is sight to behold on a regular day and will be transformed into an artist’s canvas for the duration of Vivid Sydney by the Eco projections.

Circular Quay & The Rocks: The heart of the city, Circular Quay and The Rocks never fail to capture Sydney’s imagination with that iconic view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. During Vivid Sydney, this area will be packed to the brim with light works like Dandelion, Barerarerungar and Superorganism.

Darling Harbour: There’s never a shortage of things to do in Darling Harbour – from maritime museums to wildlife, nightclubs and all the dining options you could want. At Vivid Sydney, you’ll spot the artworks Harbour Life and Elemental in this precinct.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: A lush, green hideaway in the middle of the city, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a scientific institution at its core, cultivating and preserving more than 27,000 plant species. Come to take in the mesmerising Lightscape installation.

Sydney CBD and Surrounds: You’re likely to pass through Sydney CBD on your way to any of Vivid Sydney’s events or light installations – but don’t miss the unique opportunity to stroll through the usually businesslike hub while it’s transformed into a celebration of life, art and nature.

Sydney Opera House: The famed curves and contours of the Sydney Opera House has come to symbolise modern Australia to the world. Vivid Sydney will take full advantage of the white sails’ promise as a blank canvas, projecting supersized, captivating work each night.

Taronga Zoo: Take a trip to the north side to experience the wonder of Taronga Zoo during Vivid Sydney. The zoo, which houses over 5,000 animals from over 350 different species, will be lit up in technicolour for the unmissable Wild Lights at Taronga trail.

Walsh Bay: The historic wharves lining Walsh Bay were renovated in recent times to create the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, habitat of a huge variety of theatre and dance companies. Be sure to explore the area during Vivid Sydney to catch sight of Monad, Bump and Sway, Ghosts and more.


Discover our exclusive and limited Vivid offers from 26 May to 17 June:

'Time to Celebrate' Accommodation Package

Take advantage of tailored offers through the "Time to Celebrate" package to experience the best of Vivid Sydney 2023. Enhance your Vivid experience with an overnight stay into our Superior room, 2 Vivid cocktails, complimentary kids gift amenities and buffet breakfast for two at Garden Court Restaurant from $370. Book our 'TIME TO CELEBRATE' package today.

Dining and drinks

Enjoy 30% Off à la carte menu at Garden Court Restaurant for bookings made at 5.30pm. Book today. Or, why not try our Limited-Edition Cocktails at Soiree Bar.

Soirée Bar is a haven for cocktail lovers. Discover our exclusive Vivid cocktails being served between 26 May to 17 June. Or discover Chic'O'Clock, more chic and sophisticated than the usual happy hour, Chic'O'Clock is the epitome of Joie de Vivre where cocktails and conversation can truly be enjoyed over a French-style apéritif. The exclusive cocktails will be served with complimentary French canapés. $25 per cocktail, available Monday to Friday from 5 to 7pm.

And why not discover what other events in Sydney during your weekend escape:

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical
TINA is an exhilarating theatrical production that is taking Sydney by storm. The show chronicles the extraordinary life and career of the legendary Tina Turner, showcasing her remarkable journey from a humble beginning to becoming the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. We have a tailored offer for this occasion with our So Cultural Offer, DISCOVER NOW

The Archibald Exhibition at Art Gallery of New South Wales

A highly anticipated annual event that showcases the best of Australian portraiture. Each year, artists from across the country submit their unique and compelling portraits, vying for the prestigious Archibald Prize. Discover our tailored offer, BOOK NOW


For a truly unforgettable Vivid Sydney getaway, choose the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. With exceptional accommodation, unparalleled dining options, and world-class amenities, you'll create memories that will last a lifetime.