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Trail of Lights 2019 Event Schedule

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 5:00pm to Monday, December 23, 2019 - 9:00pm

Event website

Park Access and Road Closure Calendar

Opening night admission is free.  Review the online calendar to see free nights, and paid admission nights.

ALL PARKING for all nights is via pre-paid parking via the website.

PARK PERMITS:  Amplified Sound:  Amplified sound has been permitted at this event from:  5 pm - 10 pm, stage/sound equipment may be checked on event days starting at 4 pm.


  • PARK ACCESS:  The southwestern upper tier of the lawn remains open for daily public access, and pedestrian/bike only access after the roads close each night.  All cars without parking permits must be off site by 4:30 pm on  Trail of Lights event nights.
  • BARTON SPRINGS POOL:  The pool south gate entrance on Azie Morton road remains open for pool swimmers on all event nights.  Expect checkpoint access review to the lot on trail nights.
  • Suggested Alternative Park Use Areas:  Vic Mathias Shores Middle lawn, Shores off leash area.
  • Off Leash Areas -
  • Safety fencing will be erected as part of the event and will close the eastern and north portion of 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.    


  • PARKING ALERT - Parking on the grass/on unauthorized park grounds is a $250 parking fine  during special events.
  • VENDING ALERT - Illegal vending/commercial activity Class C Misdemeanor minimum $200 fine.
  • Glass, Styrofoam and Smoking are prohibited in all parksIn addition, the event organizer may restrict additional items on site.
  • For additional event information and all inquiries please visit the event website for additional information, schedule and exact timing, parking, item restrictions, registration and contact information.


  • The event will moderately/affect area traffic conditions and public recreational use of the park during event hours. 
  • Street Closures and Impacts:  Road closures and/or lane reductions are associated with this event, and may precede actual event start times for logistical purposes. Street closure information:  
  • Neighborhood NO PARKING restrictions are IN EFFECT!  Signed “no parking areas” are actively enforced on event day(s).  See no parking areas at:


Location Information
Zilker Metropolitan Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX
Contact Information
see event website