Trail of Lights Turns 50 (Video)

December 6, 2014

Must-do holiday activity paved with memories for many Austinites.

By Nancy Flores - American-Statesman Staff

After five years of dating, Austinite Jorge Salazar knew he wanted to marry his sweetheart, Maryanna Kaighen. So in 2012, Salazar decided to propose in a big way — with a flash mob at the Trail of Lights.

He reached out to festival staff for permission and found out that not only could he do it, but they’d help him coordinate the special moment. “It was the biggest way that I could show that I loved her and that I was willing to do whatever it took for her,” Salazar, 25, says.

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