Love it or hate it, Sydney has a way of getting on your nerves; only to make it up to you beautifully soon after. Here’s a day filled with old-world charming activities to get you falling in love with Sydney again.
The annual celebration of lights, music and ideas - Vivid Sydney will soon be back for its 11th edition. The pioneers in the field of light design collaborate to create stunning masterpieces that bejewel Sydney Harbour. Vivid Sydney 2019 promises to awaken all senses and transform the Sydney skyline to its best possible version. The dynamic light installations and large-scale projections find its heart in Sydney Harbour. Most of the highlights of the 23-day long festival are centred around the harbour. To witness the festival like never before, reserve a table on board a Vivid dinner cruise to surround yourself with the marvellous projections! Vivid Sydney dinner cruise offers luxury evening cruises on board a state-of-the-art paddlewheeler and roving harbour views, irresistible meal and drink packages topped by a breathtaking show!
An ancient custom of honouring the Roman God of Fertility has over the years gone through different connotations and today has become the day to celebrate love: Valentine’s Day. Beliefs about 14th of February range from it being the day birds propose to each other, to the day of Saint Valentine’s martyrdom. Even though customs and traditions on Valentine’s Day have changed and people have been celebrating it differently from one another, the essence of its festivity has remained the same over the past centuries.
Australia Day celebration marks the beginning of British rule in the country with the landing by Captain Arthur Phillip at Port Jackson back in 1788. The early settlers celebrated colonisation and for many years it was celebrated in just NSW until 1994 when the day was officially recognised as a public holiday countrywide. Hence, celebrations are ought to be the grandest where it all began and Sydney being the capital of NSW witnesses the biggest celebration on this day.
On Sunday, 18 November 2018, Andre Rieu, “the King of Waltz” and his orchestra exclusively chartered Sydney Showboat II for a 2-hour dinner cruise to promote his international “Christmas with Andre Tour” which is being showcased in Australia.
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