+ ZIP Admission - early admission starting at 6pm

ZIP 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 passes are $20*.

Parking lots open at 5:30 pm each night. You are certainly welcome to come and hop in line to enter our ZIP Lobby area which will have refreshments while you wait to queue for access to the Trail opening at 6:00pm, one hour before the general public enters at 7:00 pm. To enter, follow the event signs to the “ZIP Fast Pass” lanes just right of the Trail of Lights - Barton Springs Road pedestrian entrance starting at 6:00 pm.

Upon arrival at the ZIP Entrance, please present each of your tickets on your mobile device or print them for proper scanning and validation from Trail of Lights staff upon arrival. ZIP purchase required for ages 6 and over; children 5 and under are free with a ticketed ZIP adult.

No matter when you arrive, you will still be able to enjoy other ZIP Fast Pass amenities such as:

  • Entry to the Trail through an exclusive ZIP gate and experience our special ZIP Lobby.
  • Access to the Zilker Lounge where you'll find heated and comfortable seating, and heated executive washrooms.
  • Complimentary cookies and cocoa.

ZIP tickets are required for ages 6 and over; children 5 and under are free with a ticketed ZIP adult.