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Event/Tree Information Page - see the "tree lighting ceremony section"

5:15 pm    Pre-event Music by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble 

6:00 pm    Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Featuring local entertainment, food, and live music. 

Carpool to the event or take Cap Metro (trip planner).

Parking: Free parking first-come first-served.  Watch official social media accounts for information in case of inclement weather.

Polo Field

  • on the south side of Zilker Park
  • fills quickly typically around 5:30 - 5:45 pm
  • expect delays if arriving close to the event start time

Stratford Rock Area

  • north of Barton Springs Road, take northbound Stratford Drive
  • about a 5 minute walk along the great lawn, use the cross walk to the tree


parking map


  • Alcohol and vending at the park are prohibited without permits from Austin Parks and Recreation.
  • Amplified sound is not allowed without a permit.
  • Drones may not be flown around critical utility infrastructure, and a drone operator may not operate a drone on parkland without a permit.


Zilker Metropolitan Park - Moontower
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
United States

see event website