*Revelers, let's check out the grand opening of the Trail of Lights!
^^Link to buy on site parking
What began as a small gathering in 1965 known as the "Yule Fest," a gift to the city of Austin from Austin Parks and Recreation Department, has now grown to be a community-wide celebration of the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. In the 52 years since the first Yule Log was lit, the Trail of Lights has expanded to more than 40 displays, 2 million lights and holiday activities that create countless memories. Each new display, community performance and lighted tunnel has added a new layer to the holiday tradition and brought us together more as a community. Today, the Trail of Lights is one of the three largest events in Austin and receives national accolades while remaining a deeply cherished local tradition.
If you plan to drive to Trail of Lights and park at Zilker Park, you must purchase a parking pass in advance online. No parking will be sold on site.
Or avoid driving to Zilker Park all together and purchase a Shuttle pass from the Toney Burger Activity Center or Republic Square Park. A shuttle pass will also allow expedited entry privileges via prepaid entry lanes at the main Trail of Lights pedestrian entrance
Hope to see you there... Let's light up the night! LDV