There’s no place like Austin for the holidays! Eat, drink and be merry at The Trail of Lights at Austin’s Zilker Park. This year marks the city’s 50th tree lighting presentation. Bring the family and join the yule tide festivities, featuring 1.25 miles of Zilker Park Christmas lights and displays. Stroll along the Starry Night Tunnel and stop by Penguin Point and North Pole Express. Enjoy local entertainment, food and live music.
Nothing kindles the holiday spirit like 3,309 lights on a 155-foot tree.
The Zilker Holiday Tree—November 27-December 31:
The Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 6pm on November 27, 2016
Due to limited parking, the city recommends shuttle or bicycle arrival
See Zilker Park’s holiday tree twinkle until midnight on New Year’s Eve
Trail of Lights—December 10-December 23:
One of Austin’s 3 largest events, featuring holiday displays and over 2 million lights
Neighborhoods surrounding the event impose parking restrictions. Our convenient location near the event makes it easy to arrive by shuttle or bicycle
The Trail of Lights Foundation will host a Fun Run on December 3rd, 6:30-10pm and kids riding in strollers receive free entry
***Helpful Hint: This is an outdoor setting. To make your night as pleasant and comfortable as possible, wear layered clothing and appropriate footwear.
Stay Downtown at Our Hotel Near Zilker Park
These two events attract thousands of visitors to our city—the JW Marriott Austin is located less than 2 miles from all of it, keeping you near the fun at our family-friendly accommodations. Stay near the fun at our family-friendly accommodations. Our hotel features 1,012 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, outfitted with convenient amenities your family will love. Our on-site dining options make meal times easy and hassle free. For an unforgettable Trail of Lights experience, celebrate the holiday cheer at JW Marriott Austin.