STARS at the Trail

  • Presented by Vista Equity Partners
  • Thanks to generous donations from Vista Equity Partners and dozens of businesses and individuals, STARS at the Trail extends the joy of the Austin Trail of Lights to nonprofit organizations across Austin.

The STARS at the Trail program was created to ensure that those people in our community, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, are given a magical holiday experience tailored exclusively for them. Every year, on three private nights, STARS at the Trail hosts deserving children, families, seniors, first responders and veterans for an incredible Trail experience. Since 2013 STARS at The Trail has worked with 20 local non-profit organizations to bring over 3,000 individuals to the Trail of Lights.

Are you looking to provide an unforgettable holiday experience for your organization? The Trail of Lights invites qualifying 501c3 organizations to enjoy the Trail through a variety of STARS experiences.

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Participating organizations will have the opportunity to enjoy the Trail of Lights through one of the experiences below:

  • Traditional onsite STARS experience offers a dedicated holiday party, private tour and more
  • ZIP Passes and perks that allow your organization to enjoy the Trail on your own schedule
  • Free entry to honor a large group of members on a specific night
  • We’ll bring the Trail of Lights celebration to your headquarters



How You Can Help


Give back at any level. Corporations and individuals can be a part of these truly special nights with Trailblazer Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships. Your sponsorship dollars keep community-centered programs like STARS at the Trail available to the Central Texas community. Trailblazer Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Get Involved Today. Make your Trailblazer Sponsorship payment conveniently online or contact a sponsorship sales manager for more information about the many ways to get involved.


Help us keep the Austin Trail of Lights accessible to all. Like Trailblazer sponsorships, your donation to the Trail, in any amount, helps support our community-centered programs like STARS at the Trail, Heroes Night, and Cap City Music Night and allows us to keep half the nights of the event free and open to the public. With support like yours, we can bring the joy of the holidays and the Trail of Lights to thousands of deserving people in our community.

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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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