+ Driving Directions

Please leave plenty of time to arrive at Zilker Park. This is a very popular event in the center of the city and you should still expect traffic delays approaching Zilker Park.

Parking MUST BE purchased ahead of time, online.

From the north :

  • Travel south on Mopac to the Barton Skyway exit
  • Turn left onto Barton Skyway and then left onto the Mopac frontage road
  • Continue on the MOPAC frontage road towards Bee Caves Road
  • Head straight through the light at Bee Caves Road and
  • Look for parking personnel to direct you to the parking lot

From the south:

  • Travel north on Mopac to the Barton Skyway exit
  • Continue on the MOPAC frontage road towards Bee Caves Road
  • Head straight through the light at Bee Caves Road and
  • Look for parking personnel to direct you to the parking lot

From downtown Austin:

  • Take West 5th or Cesar Chavez to MOPAC Enter MOPAC southbound
  • Travel south on Mopac to the Barton Skyway exit
  • Turn left onto Barton Skyway and then left onto the Mopac frontage road
  • Continue on the MOPAC frontage road towards Bee Caves Road
  • Head straight through the light at Bee Caves Road and
  • Look for parking personnel to direct you to the parking lot

From east or west:

  • Identify the easiest route to MOPAC from your location and
  • Take the directions above based on whether you are south or north of Zilker Park

In order to access Parking, do not use GPS directions. You must follow these routes to approach the Trail of Lights / Zilker Park and navigate road closures. Signage, police, and staff instruction will further guide you to proper Trail of Lights parking area. Please drive with caution onsite and respect those giving direction. Parking permit is only valid for day of purchase; no overnight parking. One parking pass per vehicle. Expect significant traffic and delays.