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Pre-paid parking required on ALL event nights, and sells out most nights.

This event charges an admission fee on select nights.  Check the event website for details. On gate admission nights, pre-purchased entry tickets are STRONGLY suggested.  Pre-paid parking on site is required on all nights! There are no drive up parking sales!

December 2 - Fun Run - pre-registration required

December 8-23 Open to the Public (closed on Tuesdays) - Event Schedule

  • Free gate admission on December 8, 10, 12-15, and 19th.  Pre-paid parking on site on all nights.  NO drive up parking.
  • ALERT! - There is NO drive-up access to the Zilker Holiday Tree on Trail of Lights event nights. Check the tree page for information about visiting on nights when the Trail of Lights is not occurring.


  • Amplified sound has been permitted at this event 5 pm - 10 pm. Park Access:  Partially open - less than 1/2 of park space used by event. Half of the event nights are free at the gate - see event website for details.
  • Road closures. Road Closure Schedule
  • Great Lawn Access: Google Map Park Access
  • LAWN OPEN - a portion of the area north and east of rock island closes for holiday event set up. The upper field areas remains open throughout the remainder of the year for public access and does not close. Free public parking daily in the rock area off Stratford Drive, or until the roads closes nightly.


  • Street Closure Map (coming soon)
    (To see the full street closure map click on Story Map open in new page icon to open a new page)
  • Road Closure Schedule
  • The event will moderately affect area traffic conditions and public recreational use of the park during evening event hours. 
  • Park road closures are associated with this event. Park parking lots close daily to public parking at 2 pm on fun run night, and 4 pm on all other event nights.
  • Parking:  Pre-paid parking on site is required on all nights! There are no drive up parking sales!
  • Shuttles:  For details about shuttles, visit: https://austintrailoflights.org/event-faqs
  • Neighborhood NO PARKING restrictions are IN EFFECT!  Signed “no parking areas” are actively enforced on event day(s). 


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

see event website