2018 Dates, Time, Gate Ticket Information and Location
The Trail of Lights runs December 10th – 23rd, 2018. The trail will be open from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm nightly.
ZIP Fast 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 10-13 and 17-19, from 7:00-10:00 pm nightly.
General admission is $3* per person ages 12+ December 14-16 and 20-23 from 7:00-10:00 pm nightly. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid long admission lines at the gate.
(Shuttle tickets include general admission on participating nights - no separate GA gate ticket purchase is necessary for shuttle ticket holders.)
ZIP Fast 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 pricing varies from $15-$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, 13-16, 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.