The 56th annual Austin Trail of Lights is taking their show on the road.
This holiday season Austin’s beloved Trail of Lights spectacle will return to Zilker Park for its 56th year, albeit, a little differently. Beginning November 28, Trail of Lights will open to the public as a drive-thru event.
In the pandemic era, we’ve seen an influx of drive-in/drive-thru entertainment in every way, shape, and form. Whether it’s movies, concerts, or haunted houses, the drive-thru has come in clutch as a vehicle for the people to continue enjoying their favorite forms of entertainment in a safe and distanced way. As such, Trail of Lights is pulling up to Zilker Park this year in similar fashion.
“The 56th annual Austin Trail of Lights is returning to the city’s iconic Zilker Park as a drive-thru only event,” organizers write on its website.
“Guests will be able to drive through the Trail from November 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021. This year guests can choose a ticket type based on their preferred date and time. As you drive through the Trail, tune in via your car radio for holiday music, highlights & history, and more.”
Enliven the nostalgia of cruising through local neighborhoods in the minivan with the family, as you admire the over 2 million lights, 90 decked out trees, and 70 tunnels and jubilant spectacles illuminating Zilker Park’s new trail.
Organizers are offering two different ticket types this year for visitors starting at $25 for General Admission from 7 – 10 pm nightly. Dash Passes will also be available which grant early entry to ticket holders from 5:45 – 7 pm, and come with a box of holiday cookies and an ATX Lights Savings Card.
Trail of Lights starts on November 28 and will continue until January 3, 2021.