Allowed and Prohibited Items


  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas (small hand-held style)
  • Baby Strollers
  • Small Wagons
  • Binoculars
  • Personal Handheld Walkie Talkies
  • Personal cameras, including digital cameras, DSLR's with stock lenses, point-and-shoot cameras and traditional film cameras.


  • Weapons of any kind
  • Large bags (frame backpacks, suitcases, rolling bags) - all bags are subject to search
  • Remote controlled aircrafts and drones
  • Coolers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Costumes covering the face
  • Glass containers
  • Smoking is prohibited in Austin’s public parks
  • Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
  • Bicycles inside Trail grounds (bike racks are available near the entrance)
  • Fireworks and all explosives
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Pets and animals (except dogs trained to provide a service for someone attending who has a disability)
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are prohibited.


Thank you Austin! 2017 Austin Trail of Lights was filled with smiling faces, amazing performances from our community and of course millions of twinkling lights! From spinning under the Zilker Tree, around the carousel and Ferris Wheel to visits with Santa - check out a few highlights!

  • trail of lights
  • Zilker ParkDecember 2018
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Austin Trail of Lights is Produced in Partnership With:    
  • trail of lights foundation
  • 3can events
  • city of austin
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