Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. Drinking egg nog, opening presents, being in the company of loved ones, are all my favorite things to do. I also like to head out and enjoy the Yuletide festivities with my family. If you are looking festive activities to do with your loved ones, you should head to Austin’s Zilker Park for the Trail of Lights. Known as one of the top 5 events in Austin, the Trail of Lights is packed with singles, couples, and families alike, all trying to get in the Christmas spirit.
Austin Trail of Lights, known as the Yuletide Fest, started as a small get-together in 1965.
Trail of Light Festivities
Participate in the Fun Run- A fun way of keeping active and enjoy the spirit of the holidays with a 2.1 mile run.
Enjoy some live music- Local musicians and community perform each night. You can enjoy local headliners, storytellers, and community acts.
Enjoy the night lights- Enjoy the awesome light displays everyone in the family can enjoy, provided by local Austin sponsors.
Take a spin on the ferris wheel- Enjoy views of the Austin city skyline from the top.
Visit Candyland- A candy lovers dream! Watch candy making in action from local Austin confectioners.
Take a selfie under the Zilker Tree- Join many others as they gather under and around the Zilker Tree for perfect photo op moments.
Enjoy the warm of the Yule Log- Join others and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while keeping warm around the Yule log.
Food at the Trail of Lights
After enjoying the festivities, an appetite may develop. There are several areas to eat offering a variety of local flavor from Austin’s favorite restaurants, caterers, and food trucks. These can be found in Candy Cane Lane, North Pole, Zilker Village, Zilker Tree.