26/05/2016 1:43 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST

A Sneak Peek At This Year's Vivid Festival

Bright lights and big ideas.

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If this doesn't look like magic, we don't know what does.

Those who work or live near Sydney's CBD may have noticed the city was looking a little brighter than usual on Wednesday night, as Vivid Festival organisers performed a test run of several displays ahead of Friday's official opening.

Running from 27 May - 18 June, the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas is set to transform the city into a nighttime wonderland for kids and adults alike.

Though the light festival will no doubt get the most airtime (and dominate your social media channels), don't forget about Vivid Ideas or the fantastic line up of music events available as well.

But for now, let's check out a sneak peek of what Vivid Festival 2016 has in store.

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Keeping tree huggers at bay... a tree is illuminated at the 'Garden of Light' display.
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Jumping for joy in the 'Cathedral of Light' at The Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Another tree gets the Vivid makeover.
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Wonder what the real tigers think of this guy? A tiger display at Taronga Zoo.

And we haven't even started on the social media excitement...

Vivid 2016 👌🏽 #sydneylocal #vivid2016

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Want to bring the whole family along? Check out our article on navigating Vivid with kids here.

For all other information, head to the Vivid website.