Winter date night

Looking for something special to do this winter? Vivid Sydney is BACK on May 25 and celebrating its 10th anniversary! The festival is set to impress with spectacular light displays all over the city, live music performances in front of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, inspired speakers and a delicious range of pop up food and drink stalls. And guess what? Entry is free!

Photo of the harbour bridge with light bean from vivid festival

The hard part? Trying to decide which light displays and performances to prioritise… Some unmissable sites/events include the Australian environment-inspired digital sculptures which will be projected onto the Opera House, the striking laser beacon that will light up the city from the top of the Harbour Bridge and live music performances from some seriously talented Australian and international artists. The music performances are held at the Sydney Opera House and feature acts from Solange, Ice Cube, Daniel Johns & Luke Steele and Cat Powder. Get pumped!

Silhouette photo of a musician playing at Vivid Light Festival

If you’re wondering how you can make this date night even more memorable, why not pair it with a night’s stay with us! We are a short 15 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay so you can arrive at Vivid in style. Plus, travelling by boat is the best way to witness some of Vivid’s mesmerising light art!

Sunset over Watsons Bay Beach Club

We have 31 boutique hotel rooms to choose from so whether you’re after a deluxe grand harbour suite or a loft room overlooking lush greenery, we’ve got the perfect room for you. It’s the ideal destination for a staycation!

After a restful night’s sleep, you can make the most of what the Bay has to offer… Enjoy our complementary continental breakfast served in our Hamptons style Sunset Room before setting out on one of Watson’s stunning walks. The renowned ocean cliff, The Gap, is just minutes away and the picturesque Horny Light House isn’t much further. You’ll also capture breathtaking views of the harbour and Pacific Ocean. It’s an Insta-worthy spot to say the least!

Hornby lighthouse

When you get back to our hotel, you can grab a spot by the fire or soak up some winter sunshine in Beach Club. Whether you’re after a cappuccino or a cocktail, you’ll be well looked after. Make sure you stick around for lunch so you can indulge in some of our house favourites… Our seafood platter is a must! Alternatively if it’s a tad chilli, our pasta dishes are the perfect winter warmers.

Overhead shot of the Watsons Bay seafood platter including oysters and prawns with a glass of wine to the side

We don’t know about you, but we are well and truly sold on this winter experience… Talk about a date night to remember! It’s going to be Lit.