+ 2023 Dates, Time, Gate Ticket Information and Location

The Trail of Lights runs December 8th – 23rd, 2022 (CLOSED MONDAYS) from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm.

ZIP Passes and Platinum passes may enter as early as 6:00 pm on December 8-23.

General Admission access to the Trail is FREE for all ages December 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 19, from 7:00-10:00 pm nightly.

General admission is $8* per person ages 12+ December 9, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 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 8-23 (CLOSED MONDAYS) and allows priority entry to the Trail at 6:00 pm nightly, one hour before the public. ZIP passes are $25. ZIP passes also include access to the ZIP 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 $95* and is available December 8-23 (CLOSED MONDAYS).

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.