Zilker Park Trail of Lights

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Zilker Park Trail of Lights
December 16-23, 2012
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (?) nightly
Zilker Park
2201 Barton Springs RD
Austin, Texas 78746

After several years of scale backs, alternative holiday celebrations, and even one year (2010) when there was no Christmas in Austin at all, Zilker Park's hugely popular Trail of Lights is finally back!

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2012 Trail of Lights Attractions and Schedule of Events

Stay tuned for more information - it will be added to this page as soon as the City of Austin releases it.

A Brief History of Generic Christmas Holiday Festivals at Zilker Park

In 2009, the Zilker Tree Holiday Festival alternative was a nine night festival with an emphasis on family-friendly activities and attractions that included a free concert by Asleep at the Wheel on the last night of the festival.

There was a Santa's house and post office and, of course, plenty of food vendors and arts and crafts exhibitors.

In 2010, no holiday festival or celebration was produced, but the Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony still took place and the tree remained lit through the month of December.

I left this page up in the hopes that either the Trail of Lights or the Zilker Tree Holiday Festival would return in 2011, and now I'm leaving it up for the same reason for 2012.

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Zilker Park
2201 Barton Springs RD
Austin, Texas 78746

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