55th Annual Austin Trail of Lights

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Trail of Lights
Photo courtesy of Austin Trail of Lights

The Trail of Lights Foundation will present the 55th Annual Austin Trail of Lights, running December 10-23. The longest running holiday tradition of its kind in Texas’ capital city, Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B, welcomes more than 400,000 guests from Central Texas and around the world each year for its jubilant display of lights and nightly entertainment.

The annual Night Lights Preview Party is the Foundation’s official fundraiser and allows for a first look at the 2019 lights on December 6. Families and friends seeking to stay active in December might opt to jingle, jog or stroll their way through the illuminated trail during the 8th annual Fun Run on Saturday, December 7.

The event has grown to be a not-to-be missed tradition and community-wide event that celebrates the spirit and the people that make Austin unique. 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. Visitors will see local merchants, new modernized displays, and interactive spaces coupled with local music talent featured in conjunction with Live at the Trail.

Committed to ensuring the holiday tradition is accessible for all in the community, general admission is free and open to the public on seven out of the 14 nights, children under 12 are always free of charge. Additionally, early-entry ZIP passes, VIP Platinum passes, parking and shuttle passes are available for purchase on select nights.

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Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746