+ 2019 Dates, Time, Gate Ticket Information and Location

The Trail of Lights runs December 10th – 23rd, 2019 from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm nightly. The Trail closes promptly at 10PM, so we encourage you to arrive early to experience all the attractions!

ZIP Passes and Platinum passes may enter as early as 6:00 pm on December 11 - 23.

General Admission access to the Trail is FREE for all ages December 10-12 and 15-18, from 7:00-10:00 pm nightly.

General admission is $5* per person ages 12+ December 13-14 and 19-23 from 7:00-10:00 pm nightly. (Shuttle tickets include general admission on participating nights - no separate GA gate ticket purchase is necessary for shuttle ticket holders.)

ZIP Pass admission is available December 11-23 and allows priority entry to the Trail at 6:00 pm nightly, one hour before the public. ZIP passes are $20*. ZIP passes also include access to the Zilker Lounge for complimentary cookies and cocoa. ZIP amenities are available even on the “free general admission” nights, and carry a lot of value, especially on busier nights at the Trail.

Experience the Trail in luxury with a Platinum pass! Platinum tickets offer priority entry before the public at 6:00 pm, a private Platinum Lounge, golf cart shuttle, rides on the Ferris wheel or carousel, private restrooms, refreshments, and more! Platinum pricing starts at $80* and is available December 10, 12-15, 17 and 19-23.

Advance Parking at Zilker Park is available online. No parking will be sold onsite.

*additional service charges and tax may apply

Location: Zilker Park - Austin, Texas

The Trail of Lights is rain or shine barring extreme weather conditions or city park closures.