** $5 General Admission tickets are required for entry on Wednesday, December 21st ~ Pride Night.
The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS, our city’s most beloved and longest running holiday event, is back for 2022 in its traditional, in-person format! Produced by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people of Austin.
New in '22
2022 Austin Trail of Lights guests will experience a new layout, thoughtfully designed to encompass new displays, interactive spaces, and talent of all ages on the Zilker stage. Santa will be waiting at the North Pole, while guests make their way through Candy Cane Lane, now home to the premium ZIP Lounge Area. The Trail welcomes all to indulge in the new s'mores program, to visit the Keep Austin Weird local holiday market, and adults are welcome to enjoy a sip at the expanded Cork & Sleigh in the all new Zilker Square area.
- General Admission Pass - $5
- ZIP Pass - $20
- Platinum Pass - $90
**VISIT our website for more details on tickets.
If you plan to drive to the Austin Trail of Lights, we offer close-in, lot parking at Zilker Park available only with a pre-paid parking pass. There are a limited number of spots available in each parking lot each night, and parking areas will be filled in order of arrival. All parking passes must be purchased in advance, online. In order to access Parking, do not use GPS directions, please follow the required driving route, as street closures will be in effect:
- Parking passes available online, in advance
- Parking lots open at 5:00pm nightly
- Merge into far-right lane to access parking lot
**VEHICLES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARK FROM ANY OTHER ROUTES. Bee Caves Road (FM 2244) and Barton Springs Road are NOT accessible for event thru traffic.
Austin Trail of Lights Shuttles will operate from two (2) locations on Dec 21st:
- Republic Square in downtown Austin (422 Guadalupe St., Austin 78701)
- Toney Burger Event Center in South Austin (3200 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745)
Shuttle fare is $7 per person and INCLUDES General Admission access.
**VISIT our website for more information on shuttles.View Map