Austin Trail of Lights: Wednesday, 12/12/18

Zilker Park

Wednesday December 12th 2018 7:00 pm –  10:00 pm

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7:00-10:00 pm

General Admission is FREE on December 12th

The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is Austin’s largest holiday tradition. Produced by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. Bring friends, families and neighbors out to enjoy more than 40 displays, 2 million lights, Austin’s favorite food trucks, nightly entertainment and holiday activities sure to create treasured memories. Learn more about the Austin Trail of Lights.


Help the Trail feed the hungry by bringing a can of food with you to Zilker Park. With your support, we can collect more than 5000 MEALS for the Central Texas Food Bank. ’Tis the season for giving, after all!





General Admission is FREE for all guests on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. No GA tickets required.

Public General Admission hours are 7:00-10:00 pm on December 12th.



ZIP Fast Passes are the ultimate in convenience at the Trail! Avoid the lines and crowds with a ZIP Fast Pass which includes:

·       Early access to the Trail of Lights beginning at 6:00 pm, one hour before the Trail opens to the general public.

·       Access the Trail through an exclusive ZIP entrance and experience our special ZIP Lobby.

·       Access to the Zilker Lounge in Zilker Village – where you'll find comfortable seating, and heated executive washrooms, and adjacent bar (alcoholic drink purchases purchase separately).

·       Complimentary holiday cookies and cocoa.

ZIP admission hours are 6:00-10:00 pm on December 12th.

ZIP Fast Passes are sold individually, with limited quantities available. Purchase required for guests ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under do not require a ticket and are complimentary with a paid ZIP adult.


If you plan to drive to Austin Trail of Lights and park nearby at Zilker Park, you must purchase a PARKING PASS in advance, online.  With the exception of a Platinum pass, parking is not included with any ticket option.  

·       Parking is available in advance, online. No parking will be sold on site.

·       Parking is located nearby Zilker Park and opens at 5:30 pm.

ADA parking is available. To access ADA parking, you must present your purchased parking pass and appropriate ADA placard or plates. The person to whom the placards belongs must be present in the vehicle.

Shuttles will not be operating on December 12th.



If you have a special promotional access code or password, enter it in the "promotional code" box on the right, and click apply. Once the code is accepted and the box turns green, the page will refresh and reveal your special offer. Then enter the desired amount of tickets next to the special offer, and follow the prompts to complete the transaction.

No pets allowed. This event is Rain or Shine barring any extreme weather or city park closures. This ticket grants a revocable license to the bearer and bearer may be removed at any time for any reason. The resale or attempted resale of this ticket at a price higher than that appearing hereon is grounds for seizure of the ticket and cancellation without compensation. The holder assumes all risk or danger incidental to the attraction whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to, the attraction. Rain policy: Tickets for outdoor events are purchased at risk of inclement weather. In general, this ticket will not be replaced, refunded, or exchanged unless  the event is canceled or postponed.

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Ticket Price Fee Sales Tax Quantity
ZIP Fast Pass Admission, Individual– 12/12/18, 6:00-10:00 pm

Details of ZIP Fast Pass Admission, Individual– 12/12/18, 6:00-10:00 pm

Avoid the lines! One (1) Individual ZIP Fast Pass allows access to the Trail of Lights at 6:00 pm, one hour before the Trail opens to the general public, via an exclusive ZIP entrance. ZIP guests also receive access to the ZIP Lounge in Zilker Village where you'll find heated executive washrooms, covered seating, complimentary cookies and cocoa, and an exclusive adjacent bar (alcoholic drink purchases are separate). ZIP purchase required for ages 6 and over; children 5 and under are free with a ticketed ZIP adult. Limited quantities available.

$15.00 $3.45 $1.52
Parking Pass - 12/12/18, 5:30 pm (per vehicle)

Details of Parking Pass - 12/12/18, 5:30 pm (per vehicle)

Park nearby in Zilker Park. Parking permit is for one (1) vehicle only valid for day of purchase; no overnight parking. Trail of Lights parking opens at 5:30 pm daily. A parking pass does not include Trail admission; separate event ticket required.

$15.00 $3.45 $1.52
Supporter Membership Pass - 12/12/18, 6:00-10:00 pm (includes 2 ZIP passes)

Details of Supporter Membership Pass - 12/12/18, 6:00-10:00 pm (includes 2 ZIP passes)

Includes two (2) ZIP Fast Pass admissions. Support the preservation of Austin’s celebrated holiday tradition with a donation to the Trail of Lights Foundation via a Supporter Membership Pass. The Supporter Membership program allows individuals in the community to make a donation to the Trail and receive benefits in exchange. Supporters receive two ZIP Fast Pass tickets, a commemorative ornament handmade in Austin, special communications and pro-tips to enjoy the Trail of Lights, and recognition as a supporter on signage at the Trail of Lights.

$100.00 $7.89 $0.00


Zilker Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746, USA