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Top 10 Reasons to Shine at the Trail of LIghts

With 4 magical tunnels, 2 million lights, 40 displays, food, music, community involvement and a 55 foot tree, the Trail of Lights is where Austin comes together to celebrate the joy of the season. There are so many ways to be involved to spread joy, show your support for our community and keep Austin’s original holiday tradition shining bright.

1. Put your mark on an Austin original

Become a Trailblazer by adopt one of the Trail of Lights iconic displays. Your support keeps these pieces of Austin’s history shining bright. Keep the original or customize with your unique touch. Learn more about the Trailblazer program.

2. Deck the halls…or the Trail

Show Austin what you—or your brand—is made of by decorating your very own tree along the Trail. Trim a tree with your customized décor before the Preview Party, then stay for the party featuring the Greyhounds, Shinyribs, fabulous food samples and drinks. Learn more.

3. Celebrate Your Staff

From holiday parties, to group celebrations, to specialty tickets, Fun Run teams and volunteer programs, the Trail of Lights lets you celebrate your team this holiday. Learn more about holiday parties.

4. Spread Joy Throughout Austin

Since 2013, STARS at the Trail has given more than 1650 school children, teens, families of varied socioeconomic backgrounds, youth in foster and adoptive care, WWII veterans, chronically ill patients, and differently-abled persons to create special holiday memories at the Trail of Lights. Donate to the STARS program. Learn more about STARS.

5. Give the Gift of the Trail of Lights, VIP style

Treat your family, friends, staff, clients or customers to special Trail of Lights tickets and access. Early entry, VIP or Preview Party tickets to the Trail of Lights are holiday gifts they’ll remember for years to come. Learn more about group options.

6. Be the Holiday Host with the Most

Still haven’t booked the holiday party? Book a party for 50 – 500 in the heart of the Trail of Lights. Amazing holiday décor, custom catering packages, bar and entertainment options available. Plus, we string all the lights and take care of all the work. Reserve your party today.

7. Get an Insider’s View

Sponsorship has its privileges. Sponsors receive special hospitality perks including early access passes, back gate entry, Fun Run discounts and tickets to the Trail of Lights Preview Party featuring Shinyribs. Learn about 2016 Sponsorship options.

8. Put smiles on 400,000 faces

Now matter how big Austin grows, the Trail of Lights is the tradition that brings us together. Join the hundreds of businesses and individuals who are committed to keeping Austin shining bright. Get in touch.

9. Make an impression

With 400,000 attendees, millions of media impressions, and national exposure, the Trail of Lights also offers incredible marketing, product distribution and outreach opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Learn about sampling opportunities.

10. Because it’s just fun

That’s why you live in Austin, right? Austin is known for throwing fabulous parties for the rest of the world—this is the one we throw for ourselves. Be part of the magic. Donate now.