The first time I visited Trail of Lights, I was mesmerized by the beauty of it all, especially the tunnel at the entrance. I spun around inside the Zilker Tree until I was dizzy, and fell even more in love with the Austin skyline. This holiday magic is something I want to experience every year.
Visiting Trail of Lights is a yearly tradition for most Austin residents. If you’ve never been before, watch the short video below for more information on this year’s event, which will run from Dec. 9 to Dec. 23. And keep reading for this year’s pro tips!
Little Something For Everyone
This year in particular, the foundation is emphasizing nightly entertainment and local artists. For instance, Whiskey Shivers, along with other local performers, will be a featured headliner at the Night Lights Preview Party on Dec. 8, 2017. Other local artists and community performers will be featured throughout the month of December on two stages along the trail. Visit the event website for a full list of performers.
Trail of Lights Food Vendors
Be sure to bring your appetite, as there will be plenty of local food establishments ready to serve you along the trail. Veracruz All Natural, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Crepe Crazy, Amy’s Ice Creams, and Lucky Lab Coffee Co. are just a few food and drink vendors you can choose from. They will be located at these four points along the trail:
- Candy Cane Lane
- Zilker Tree
- North Pole
- Zilker Village
Here’s the full list of food vendors.