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Austin Trail of Lights Preview Party Promises Food, a Ferris Wheel, and Asleep at the Wheel
Fundraiser offers early look at annual holiday display
"...Announced today: The 58th annual Trail of Lights will start with a bang on Friday,..."

Nov. 2, 2022 Arts Post by Ali Juell

Drive-Through Trail of Lights Passes on Sale Now
No pedestrians allowed for second year
"...Tickets went on sale today for Austin’s 57th annual Trail of Lights in Zilker Park. The decidedly frightless event..."

Oct. 7, 2021 Events Post by Skye Seipp

No Trail of Lights
City announces Zilker Tree Holiday Festival instead of traditional illuminated promenade
"...season celebration, the decision was simple: a) Have a Trail of Lights (complete with massive electricity bill) at Zilker..."

Nov. 12, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Trail of Lights Returns to Its Traditional, On-Foot Format
The beloved Zilker Park holiday celebration returns
"...The Austin Trail of Lights is returning to its original walk-through format...."

Sept. 29, 2022 Arts Post by Claire Stevens

Happy Trail (of Lights) to You
54th annual Zilker Park tradition returns Dec. 10-23
"...the bend – the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Or, in the case of one Austin..."

Aug. 21, 2018 Events Post by Kimberley Jones

Trail of Lights 2017
"...The historic Austin Trail of Lights in Zilker Park is Austin’s largest and..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Photo Gallery

Austin Trail of Lights ... Through the Windshield
Zilker holiday tradition adapts to COVID-19 by embracing a drive-through experience
"...A trail of taillights extended down Stratford Drive on Sunday night...."

Dec. 4, 2020 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

2018 Austin Trail of Lights
"...The Night Lights preview party, benefiting the Trail of Lights Foundation, gave..."

Dec. 10, 2018 Photo Gallery

Beleaguered PARD Considers Dousing Trail of Lights
What are the holidays without that special twinkle at Zilker?
"...and attention-getting recommendation: Consider canceling the Zilker Park holiday Trail of Lights. The Parks & Recreation Department loses about..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Trail of Lights 2014
"...Austin's Trail of Lights opened December 7 and will run every..."

Dec. 10, 2014 Photo Gallery

Luv Doc Recommends: Trail of Lights 5K
Zilker Park, Saturday, December 10, 2005
"...they can get in their hour and a half of high intensity cardio. On the conversational thrill meter the..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Trail of Lights 2012
December 19, 2012. 16 Photos
"...The Trail of Lights returned this year on Dec. 16 and..."

Dec. 20, 2012 Photo Gallery

Trail of Lights Drive-Thru 2020
"...The annual holiday light-stravaganza at Zilker Park kicked off on November 28. This year is a drive-thru experience..."

Nov. 30, 2020 Photo Gallery

Day Trips: MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights, Wichita Falls
Holiday wonderland carries on a family’s Christmas tradition begun in the 1920s
"...The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights in Wichita Falls delights thousands of children every..."

Dec. 1, 2023 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Holiday Lights 2023
Add some sparkle to your holiday season
"...Around the state, colorful lights twinkling in the dark means the holiday season is..."

Nov. 17, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Christmas Lights 2017
Take the scenic route
"...It’s that time of year when the state is bathed in elaborate displays..."

Nov. 22, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Holiday Lights 2019
Holiday happenings from Arlington to Wimberley
"...courthouse squares and drive-through parks are aglow in colorful lights. The holiday season kicks off in earnest on the..."

Nov. 25, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

The 12 Bars of Christmas
Holiday drinks specials are way better than geese a-laying
"...with a grown up advent calendar: the 12 Bars of Christmas!..."

Dec. 13, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

City of Austin "Major Events" Roster
The city lists over 400 days’ worth of events from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan. 1 to the New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The full list is posted here.
"...lists some 196 “Major Events," with about a quarter of them being multiday. There's a total of over 400..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature

Snapshot: 37th Street Lights
The holidays may be over, but you can catch this iconic stretch of Austin oddballness for a few more days
"...Austin within the past decade, you probably know the Trail of Lights as the city's premier holiday hot spot,..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Best of Austin: No Pasture Greener
"Best of Austin" 2013 is coming. Let's look back at some previous bests.
"...Not all Best of Austins are created equal. These are the champs that..."

Sept. 11, 2013 Chronolog Post by Nina Hernandez

On the Santa Trail
Ace reporter Jordan Smith is hot on the trail of Austin's own Santa.
"...that he is an award-winning chili chef in the off-season? Or that, aside from that North Pole workshop, he's..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Features Feature by Jordan Smith

How Much of Zilker Park Can Austin Return to Nature?
Balancing ecological preservation and the human element in city's Zilker Park Vision Plan
"...than 2 million visitors a year, the crown jewel of Austin's parks system has immense cultural importance, but those..."

Oct. 29, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

37th Street Lights
Will the elaborate holiday illuminations burn brighter or burn out?
"...Austin's electrified yuletide tradition – a shimmering strip of Christmas-light-laden bungalows on 37th Street, just east of Guadalupe..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Headlines / Quote of the Week
" Need an already printed application? See p.13 of this week's paper...."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: The Mystery of the Mayor's Desk
Wherein many questions are asked ... and zilch are answered
"...Eve, inside a dim, musty storeroom in the bowels of City Hall. The Austin City Council is picking through..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...UT-Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium, there's now a 96% chance of the COVID-19 pandemic worsening locally over the next month...."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature

Flashy Lights
"...The Trail of Lights 5K was an experience. I highly suggest..."

Dec. 10, 2007 Promotions Post

Jana Birchum's Top Photos of 2018
"...Karen Russell shows off her makeover as part of Gutter to Glam. The..."

Dec. 27, 2018 Photo Gallery

RunTex Gets Run Out of Shop
Court order shuts down running store
"...County constables to change the locks and take control of the inventory at the iconic running store, whose owner,..."

April 4, 2013 News Post by Amy Smith

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