This year, the Austin Trail of Lights will pack all of its cheer, lights and displays into a drive-through experience. You will pass by or pass through Trail favorites including Candy Land, Santa’s House, Santa’s Workshop, millions of lights, tunnels, nostalgic favorites, and some new displays. Attendees will remain in the comfort and safety of their vehicles.
Estimated time on the actual Austin Trail of Lights is about 20 minutes. Expect a wait for processing and staging in the vehicle queue upon arrival and prior to the actual Trail entry. Overall time estimate of the experience is 1 hour.
Traditional lighting displays will return, but other activities, rides, and concessions are omitted for public safety in 2020.
The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is our city’s most beloved and longest running holiday tradition. We're taking it back old school with a drive-thru model in 2020. Hosted by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. Enjoy more than 2 million lights, 70 displays and lighted tunnels, 90 lighted trees, and holiday magic to create treasured memories and close out 2020!