A vehicle admission ticket is required for drive-thru admission at the Austin Trail of Lights nightly. General Admission (GA) vehicle ticket is valid for one vehicle only at the designated time slot, beginning at 7pm.

A limited number of vehicles will be permitted to access the 2021 Austin Trail of Lights per each time slot. Time slot selected during the purchase process.

GA Vehicle Admission passes are available in the following time slots:

  • 7:00pm
  • 8:00pm
  • 9:00pm
  • 9:45pm*

(An earlier entry time of 5:45pm is accessible with an exclusive Premium Vehicle Admission Dash Pass option.)

GA Vehicle Admission passes are per vehicle and must be purchased online in advance. Maximum vehicle occupancy of nine people fastened inside the vehicle. Vehicles with a capacity of 10+ will require two (2) admission passes – even if 10 people are not present.

All occupants must remain fastened in the vehicle at all times.

ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE AND NO LATER THAN ONE HOUR AFTER YOUR SCHEDULED ENTRY TIME. The Lake Austin Blvd driving directions must be followed in order to access the Austin Trail of Lights arrival queue and entrance. Should you arrive after the purchased time slot, you will be directed to the vehicle queue that is actively entering the Trail. You will not be able to bypass the vehicle queue if you arrive after your scheduled time slot.

All sales are final. Refunds and Exchanges to a different time slot or day are not permitted. All weather event.