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It's Vivid, but without the crowds
The crowds can deter those with young families from heading into the city to see the magic of Vivid, but it doesn't mean the little ones need to miss out.
We headed to the Central Park precinct on Saturday night, and entered a laid back world with lights, markets and dancing - and no crowds! The deck chairs are laid out so you can sit back and watch the light projections and we walked straight into the empty chairs, getting three together with ease.
There is a festival atmosphere, aided by the furry, lit up photographers and the silent disco. The kids loved this, and the queue to get in was only two deep when we decided to give it a try. So a kid tolerant few seconds, rather than a whine inducing length of time. The silent disco is only on Friday and Saturday nights.
There is also a fabulous drawing wall, where the kids, or adults, can leave their mark along side the famous graffiti artists that are creating works underneath the light show.
There are pop up food stalls, including Gomez & Guzman, as well as some trinket markets, and some of the restaurants are offering a kids eat free deal for the Vivid period.
On Friday and Saturday nights, the Newtown Hotel has a pop up bar on level 3, so follow the signs if you're wanting to make a night of it.
So join in with the rest of Sydney, go for dinner and enjoy the lights! Little kids will love the festival vibe and you'll love getting out of the house! This Vivid, no one needs to miss out!