56th Annual Austin Trail of Lights

The 56th annual Austin Trail of Lights in the city’s iconic Zilker Park will be open as a drive-thru event only on select dates from November 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021. The most beloved, and longest running holiday tradition of its kind in Texas’ capital city, the Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B, welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests for its jubilant displays of lights

Voted “10Best Public Display of Holiday Lights” by USA Today, the event has grown to be a not-to-be-missed tradition and community-wide event that celebrates the spirit and the people that make Austin unique. Starting as a small community gathering around a yule log in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights now features more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels.


As is tradition, the Austin Trail of Lights will host private nights allowing free entry through the STARS at the Trail program for over 30 non-profit partners in the community, as well as provide thousands of vehicle passes to eligible families throughout the Austin Independent School District. 

Operating entirely with support from sponsors, donations and funds from ticket sales, the Austin Trail of Lights would like to thank long-time title sponsor H-E-B along with Ascension / Dell Children’s, Vista Equity Partners, Austin FC, Cirrus Logic, Keller Williams Realty International, Northern Trust, Samsung Austin Semiconductors, Silicon Labs, SHI, Austin Parks Foundation, Austin Convention Center Department, Austin Community Foundation and more.



Nov 28 2020 - Jan 03 2021


Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78746

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