Vivid Sydney 2019: Mosman roars to life as Taronga Zoo lights up for iconic festival!
By ANNA USHER.
Mosman is set to burst into a kaleidoscope of brilliant colour when VIVID 2019 opens to the public at Taronga Zoo on Friday.
This year, the world famous light display is bigger – and bolder – than ever before, with crowds to be transported on a mesmerising journey that begins at the heritage-listed main entrance.
Locals and visitors can expect to see 240 multimedia light sculptures at the iconic harbourfront location, and taking centre stage will be multi-coloured elephants, tiny buzzy bees, lions, koalas and bears.
Taronga’s “Lights for the Wild” experience runs from Wednesday to Friday, until June 15.
“There is a magic here that happens after dark,” Zoo Director for Marketing and Fundraising, Libby Hodgson says.
“And with the projection show back on the outside of the building this year, it really is a must-do family experience for Vivid Sydney.”
In 2019, Taronga’s three new Sumatran tiger cubs, named Mawar, Tengah Malam and Pemanah, are also celebrated, plus a whole cast of other captivating creatures that will sparkle in the night.
More than two million people are expected to flood Sydney for its most popular spectacle, prompting NSW Police to ramp up security measures, with extra officers patrolling all major event areas.
Trouble makers on Sydney Ferries will also be on the Police radar, with big crowds expected on the water over the weekend.
Last year’s Vivid Festival generated $172.9 million tourism dollars for Sydney, making it one of Australia’s most significant international events.
Dates: Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (excluding June 10th).
Session times: 5:30pm and 7:30pm.
Tickets: Adult $26.95, Child (4-15 years) $19.95, Under-4 free.
Taronga Zoo is not for profit. All ticket proceeds go directly back to work in wildlife and conservation care. Please note last entry is at 8:30pm.