Immerse yourself in a neon wonderland of light, music, sound and colour to spark curiosity and joy. Wander through mesmerizing projections, interactive light installations, enjoy nightly live entertainment and festival themed cocktails, food and bites from 5pm until late. The Festival is completely free for the community and runs for 10 nights Wednesday 19th – Saturday 29 July.


Accordion, a multisensory large-scale installation work from Simone Chua’s prolific Amigo & Amigo studio (VIVID Sydney, Canary Wharf London, Eurovision 2023).

Comprised of six giant colourful interactive archways, each with an interactive pad at the base that can be jumped on to create unique waves of colour, light and music.

Accordion has toured to major festivals from London to Hong Kong, before arriving at Rialto Aglow.


Discover kaleidoscopic light projections across the architecturally significant 1890’s InterContinental Rialto heritage building.

See the colourful interpretation of the tessellated geometric canopy that also provides all weather protection over the dynamic public Piazza of this much-loved Melbourne landmark.


Join the band to deliver a glowing performance with a collection of interactive life-size neon musical instruments.

Marvel at the Double Rainbow Love Heart Archway and follow the luminous balloons up, up into the Piazza.

Australian neon artist Carla O’Brien’s works have featured at White Night, Burning Man, Festival of Light. 


Lunar Lamp Posts is a new giant 10 x 10-metre interactive light installation inspired by the cycles of the moon.

The lamp posts are designed in a circular pattern showing the moon’s different phases around the Earth, with over 40 different music sounds and interactive lighting animations.

Touch and play as the forest of moons illuminates and animates with light, music, sound and colour.


Win a Ski trip to Mt Buller

Continue your Winter Lights journey by going in the draw to win a trip for two to Mount Buller. To win a 2-night stay and 2-night ski and rental voucher for two, all you need to do is:

❄️ Follow @‌rialtomelbourne and @‌mt_buller on Instagram

❄️ Like the competition post and tag a friend in the comments

❄️ Earn 5 additional entries into the prize pool by posting a picture from Rialto Aglow and tag @‌rialtomelbourne


The winner will be selected and contacted on August 1, 2023. Good luck!

The prize is redeemable for two-nights accommodation in a standard room at the Mt Buller Chalet Hotel or ABOM Hotel, two-day consecutive lift ticket (at time of stay), for two adults including two days equipment rental, between September 3rd & October 1st, subject to conditions.

Rialto Aglow is a free community event

The Rialto Aglow project is supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a $200 million partnership of the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.

To keep up to date follow on @RialtoMelbourne