AT THE TRAIL

The Trail of Lights winds through 1.25 miles of Zilker Park, the crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. For two magical weeks in December, over 50 stunning custom displays (many updated for 2013) light up the night, bringing Austinites together to celebrate the season. Come make memories with the ones you love and uniquely Austin eats, fun for the kiddos, and performers including musicians, dancers, and carolers.

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TRAIL OF LIGHTS 5K RUN PRESENTED BY HUMANA

Join us for the Annual Trail of Lights 5K Fun Run on Saturday December 7, 2013. It’s a great way to start the legendary Austin holiday tradition and help to kick off a brilliant season. Run alongside Santa, elves and maybe a few reindeer - just slow down enough to enjoy the lights.

The Trail of Lights 5K Presented by Humana consists of 5K run and a Family Mile. Both events are open to adults and kids, and each course concludes with a stretch through the Trail of Lights.

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ZILKER HOLIDAY TREE & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

The majestic Zilker Holiday Tree has inspired wonder in children of all ages since its first lighting in 1967. At 155 feet tall and 120 feet across, the tree is composed of 3,309 multicolored light bulbs and topped by a 10-foot lighted double star. Don't miss your opportunity to become a part of this Austin tradition, open for the month of December in 2013.

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Trail of Lights wouldn't be a true Austin event without live entertainment, and a stellar lineup is already in the works for 2013: Ray Benson & Special Guests, Whiskey Sisters, Jeff Lofton, Ruby Jane, The Eggmen, Suzanna Choffel and Vallejo. More to come! Check out the full entertainment schedule here.

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FOOD

The 2013 Trail of Lights is not only a hub of the best sights and sounds in Austin, but the place to taste the season as well! Austin's favorite food vendors serve up everything from gourmet tacos and pizza to funnel cakes and kettle corn. Take advantage of our community's best food trailers together in one place.

We are now sold out of vendor space for Trail of Lights 2013. If you wish to be put on our wait list, fill out an application here.

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MERCHANTS

Local shops and artisans will offer one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts. Don't forget your wallet, because you're sure to find the perfect thing to take home or give to your loved ones! Find out how you can become a Trail of Lights merchant.

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HOLIDAY PARTIES

This year do something different for your company's holiday party. Host your employees, customers, or valued partners at a special holiday party right in the middle of Austin's best holiday venue - the Trail of Lights. Learn more here.

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GET THE LATEST MAP

We're updating the Trail of Lights map so you and your family can make the Trail a special holiday destination to enjoy and remember. Sign up here to be the first to receive the new map when it's released in November!

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PHOTO ZONES

Take advantage of the perfect photo ops at various locations on the Trail of Lights. Strike a pose at Santa's Workshop, capture the Austin skyline lit up or put on some antlers and capture memories you can relive again and again.

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