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Event website

Pre-registration and pre-paid on site parking required. Parking passes come with specific directions to park - read and prepare in advance.

Pre-paid parking on site is required! There are no drive up parking sales!

There is NO drive-up access to the Zilker Holiday Tree on this night due to road closures for event safety. Check the tree page for information about visiting on nights when the Trail of Lights is not occurring.


  • Closure Schedule
  • 1 pm - park roads close
  • 2 pm - park surface parking lots close.  Southgate area remains open for pool users.
  • 4 pm - Barton Springs/Stratford Close
  • Neighborhood NO PARKING restrictions are IN EFFECT!  Signed “no parking areas” are actively enforced on event day(s). 

graphic map of street closures

Road closures December 2-23.  Closure Schedule Document

Event Day Google Map with Park Areas/Closures



  • Suggested Alternative Park Use Areas:  Vic Mathias Shores Middle lawn, Shores off leash area, other Off Leash Areas
  • Safety fencing will be erected as part of the event and will close the park to regular public access.
  • Due to the number of participants on site, and the nature of the activities, access to park areas, parking lots, waterway and/or docks are impacted during event hours.
  • In addition, event set up activities occur in advance such as infrastructure delivery and includes a significant amount of traffic in the park.


For alternative transportation options visit: austintexas.gov/department/getting-around-austin
For bus routes and schedules visit: capmetro.org
For downtown parking information visit: austintexas.gov/department/downtown-parking


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

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