Austin Trail of Lights

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Trail of Lights
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The 56th annual Austin Trail of Lights will be a drive-thru event only. The most beloved, and longest running holiday tradition of its kind in Texas’ capital city, the Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B, welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests for its jubilant displays of lights.

The Austin Trail of Lights now features more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels.

Event entry is per vehicle for up to nine passengers; enclosed, street-legal vehicles less than 27’ in length are welcome at the event. Passes must be purchased in advance; no passes will be available onsite.

General Admission passes are $25-$35 depending on dates. Premium passes are $60, allowing for early access on a given night, along with a box of holiday cookies, bottled water, and the new ATX Lights Savings Card, which offers card holders discounts at select restaurants and retailers.

Opening Night passes are $95, which includes access on an evening with highly limited attendance, a box of holiday cookies and bottled water, a commemorative Austin Trail of Lights ornament, and the new ATX Lights Savings Card.

Event Details


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Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746

Ticket Info

$25-$60; $90 for opening night