December 4, 2017
Article by: Andy Jechow, kxan.com
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Just days away from the Trail of Lights grand opening on Saturday, 75 kids got a sneak peek at this year’s trail thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin area.
The STARS at the Trail program gives non-profit groups, like the Boys & Girls Club, an opportunity to enjoy the trail before it’s opened up to the general public. Up to 1,600 deserving children, families, seniors, first responders and veterans will get to enjoy the trail during the program’s 3-day run.
Misti Potter, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin area, says five organizations came out Monday night.
“A lot of them this is their first time to ever come, and for many of them, this may be the only opportunity to come out and see [this] absolutely beautiful night,” Potter said.
Cookies and hot chocolates were served to the kids, who are all decked out in green glow lights so adults can keep track of the kids as they enjoy the trail.
KXAN is a proud sponsor of the Trail of Lights.
You can find more information on the Trail of Lights here — including ticket and scheduling info — and learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of the Austin area here.
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!