December 2, 2017
Article by: Amanda Gagnon, Austinot.com
The first time I visited Trail of Lights, I was mesmerized by the beauty of it all, especially the tunnel at the entrance. I spun around inside the Zilker Tree until I was dizzy, and fell even more in love with the Austin skyline. This holiday magic is something I want to experience every year.
Visiting Trail of Lights is a yearly tradition for most Austin residents. If you’ve never been before, watch the short video below for more information on this year’s event, which will run from Dec. 9 to Dec. 23. And keep reading for this year’s pro tips!
Little Something For Everyone
Past visitors of the trail will notice improvements to the the entry, middle, and exit tunnels this year. Tiny Town, one of the oldest displays, receives updates and upgrades every year by a Trail of Lights Foundation sponsor. And, as always, Austin flare creates a whole new experience for repeat visitors. You’ll never see exactly the same thing twice.
This year in particular, the foundation is emphasizing nightly entertainment and local artists. For instance, Whiskey Shivers, along with other local performers, will be a featured headliner at the Night Lights Preview Party on Dec. 8, 2017. Other local artists and community performers will be featured throughout the month of December on two stages along the trail. Visit the event website for a full list of performers.
Trail of Lights Food Vendors
Be sure to bring your appetite, as there will be plenty of local food establishments ready to serve you along the trail. Veracruz All Natural, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Crepe Crazy, Amy’s Ice Creams, and Lucky Lab Coffee Co. are just a few food and drink vendors you can choose from. They will be located at these four points along the trail:
Here’s the full list of food vendors.
2017 Pro Tips
See Trail of Lights in a Fresh Way
If you want to do more than walk the trail this year, consider participating in one of these special activities:
Trail of Lights Foundation strives to make sure everyone in our community can attend. This integral event brings Austin together to enjoy a memorable holiday experience. This year should be no different. Have a great time at the 2017 Trail of Lights!
For more information regarding dates, ticket prices, and events, visit austintrailoflights.org. Tickets are now on sale. The trail is open to the public Dec. 9 though Dec. 23.
Original Link: http://austinot.com/trail-of-lights-2017
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!