December 9-23, 2017

Thank You, Austin!

We appreciate the support of the public and our vendors, as the Trail of Lights has been able to produce 11 amazing nights of the Trail of Lights despite an unprecedented 6 inches of December rains and extremely saturated grounds in Zilker Park.

Ticket Information for Cancelled Events

For more information on the cancelled events - December 16th, 17th, 19th, or 22nd - please read the information in the link below.

TICKETING REQUESTS may be directed to Ticketing agents were prioritizing exchange requests for the duration of the Trail of Lights. Please be patient; ALL requests will be responded to as quickly as possible.

Submit ONLY NON-ticketing questions to


- from the Austin Trail of Lights


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.

Trail of Lights Foundation

The Trail of Lights Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to continually bringing the spirit of the holidays to the Austin and central Texas community every year. Adopting the Austin Trail of Lights in 2012, the Trail of Lights Foundation is focused on keeping this annual event an authentically Austin event for years to come by focusing on community engagement and support for the long-term sustainability of Austin’s largest community celebration!


The Austin Trail of Lights has remained in the top three Austin events since 2012. Help support the Austin Trail of Lights today by contributing to the Trail of Lights Foundation Annual Fund.

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