Austin Trail of Lights is one of the most iconic events of the holiday season. Not just for Austin, but for the entire state of Texas. The first night of Austin Trail of Lights calls for a grand opening celebration, which has officially been announced, and from the looks of it this will be one of the most epic nights Zilker has ever seen.

On Tuesday, December 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. we can expect to see thousands of people gathered at Zilker for the grand opening of Austin Trail of Lights. It may be 55 years old as of this year, but it's undeniably aged like a glass of fine wine. The night will kick off with a ceremonial flipping of the switch which will reveal just what we're getting ourselves into this winter.  

After the ceremonial flipping of the switch and once the trails and displays are lit, you're free to enjoy Austin Trail of Lights at your own leisure. Admission for the night of it's grand opening will be completely free, which is just another reason why you should come out. You'll be one of the first to experience everything this year's has in store, and one of the first to get the coolest pictures.

If Austin Trail of Lights was already on your to-do list for the holiday season, and you're looking for more fun and lit (pun intended) things to in Texas, the possibilities are endless! Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and more will be hosting events unique to their city, just like how the Trail of Lights is unique to ATX. Let the countdown until it's grand opening begin!

Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening

Price: Free!

When: Tuesday, December 10 

Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas 78704

Why You Need To Go: We look forward to the Austin Trail of Lights every year, and with their first day open being free, you might as well make this one of the many nights you come out to Zilker!