Parking & Shuttle
Trail-goers can make their trip to the Trail easier by purchasing parking or shuttle passes. Close-in, lot parking at Zilker Park is available only with a pre-paid Parking Pass. Parking Passes are available for $15 per vehicle. There are a limited number of spots available each night, and all parking passes must be purchased online in advance. Convenient shuttle services to the Austin Trail of Lights are available from two locations around Austin. Trail-goers are advised to purchase a Shuttle Pass in advance for $6 per person and include shuttle transportation and general admission gate entry fee. Guests who purchase a Shuttle Pass do NOT need to purchase separate General Admission tickets on the nights that require a $3 admission fee. Austin Trail of Lights Shuttles will operate from the following locations on Dec. 14-16, and 20-23: Republic Square in downtown Austin (422 Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas 78701) and the Toney Burger Event Center in south Austin (3200 Jones Rd, Austin, Texas 78745). Parking and Shuttle Passes are available now.
Night Lights Preview Party
Austin Trail of Lights annual “Night Lights” Preview Party is an exclusive fundraising event kicking off the Austin Trail of Lights season. Proceeds from Night Lights ticket sales go directly back into the Trail of Lights. Early access tickets to Night Lights are now available, which can be found here. At Night Lights, guests will enjoy a live performance by BROWNOUT, light bites from Austin’s favorite restaurants, cocktail tastings, a classic car show, complimentary amusement rides and more.
Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run
Visitors seeking a first look at the Trail can register online now for the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event includes a 2.1-mile course that starts at the iconic Zilker Holiday Tree, flows through the Austin Trail of Lights, and ends with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park – the Finish Line Festival and Expo. Enjoy entertainment from DJ Chino Casino, a dance party, Ferris Wheel and Carousel rides, food trucks, drinks, fitness expo and more! Wacky holiday costumes are always welcome! To register, please click here