UT Night at the Trail

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 7-10pm

Presented by The University of Texas at Austin


We’ll Paint The Trail Orange!

Join us as we celebrate Austin’s favorite holiday event with the fourth annual UT Night at the Trail of Lights, a special evening dedicated to the vibrant community of The University of Texas at Austin. UT Night is a great way to ring in the holiday season together with students, faculty, alumni, family and friends! This night’s general admission is free and open to the public, and will include a wide variety of special UT-themed programming by university groups to showcase longhorn pride!

Music presented by KUTX

Music performances by: Mariachi Alma de Tejas (6:30pm), Beauties and the Beat (7:45pm), Fuse A Cappella (8:15pm)

Additional performances by: Roustabouts (7:00), Punjabbawockeez (7:15), Texas Ballroom (8:40pm), Redefined Dance Group (9:00), Catalyst (9:15pm)

In the Lobby: Burnt Orange Bluegrass (7:15), Texas Raas (7:40), Jason Molin (8:00pm), Texas Latin Dance (8:25pm), Longhorn Singers (8:30 pm), Alpha Phi Alpha (8:45pm)

Storytime: Storytime with Longhorns (7:30pm)

*Full schedule coming soon. Schedule subject to change.

Help the Austin Trail of Lights feed the hungry by bringing a can of food with you to Zilker Park. With your support, we can collect more than 25,000 MEALS for the Central Texas Food Bank. ’Tis the season for giving, after all!

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UT Night Tickets

ZIP Fast Passes

Please note that ZIP Fast Passes for December 10th are Sold Out.

ZIP Fast Passes offer the ultimate in convenience at the Trail. ZIP Fast Passes allow early access to the Trail of Lights at 6pm – an hour before the Trail opens to the general public. Enjoy access to the Zilker Lounge where you'll find cookies, cocoa, comfortable seating, and heated washrooms! Learn more.

Platinum Passes

If the ultimate in luxury is your thing, Platinum Passes are for you! Your Platinum Pass purchase includes early entry, nearby valet parking and concierge service from start to finish. Our Platinum team will work to make your experience at the Trail memorable and the planning truly hands-off. All you do is pick the night you and your group would like to come! Enjoy an exclusive private lounge with Platinum amenities, plus complimentary drink and ride tickets for ticket holders. Learn more.


Give some extra love to your favorite Austin holiday tradition with your purchase of a Supporter Pass package, benefitting the Trail of Lights Foundation. With your Supporter Pass package, you'll receive 2 ZIP Fast Passes valid for the night of your choice, with all the great ZIP benefits, and a limited edition Austin Trail of Lights ornament!

View the event calendar to plan your trip and purchase Supporter Passes.


Getting There

Don’t forget to purchase limited nearby parking in Zilker Park. Or leave the car at home! Avoid driving to the park altogether and ride the shuttle.


We recommend purchasing parking or shuttle passes as well as ZiP Fast Passes or Platinum Passes early, because they will sell out!

Contact us about discounts for UT student groups.

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