The Harbour of Light Parade is a beautiful display of light on Sydney Harbour where selected vessels get dressed up in rope light in a hyper-colour visual feast for Harbour onlookers.
The Harbour of Light Parade originated in the 1999 New Year’s Eve Sydney event where Sydney put on the Harbour of Light Marine Lanterns Parade as part of the celebrations. It was very talked about and so popular that is became part of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Harbour entertainment ever since.
This year the parade will include up to 60 vessels comprising of tall ships, Sydney Heritage fleet and charter vessels. The vessels will navigate a course that stretches from Cockatoo Island right through under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Clark Island in the East. These boats will be allowed in the exclusion zone which is as close as possible to the Harbour Bridge fireworks.
All other boats will be gathered outside the Exclusion Zone area but will still have great views of the fireworks.