Austin Trail of Lights: Night Lights Preview Party - Friday, 12/8/17

Zilker Park - Austin, TX

Friday December 8th 2017 7:00 pm –  10:00 pm

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Friday, December 8, 2017   7pm-10pm
Benefitting STARS at the Trail


The 4th annual "Night Lights" Preview Party, presented by Lyft, is an exclusive evening kicking off the Austin Trail of Lights holiday season in style! Enjoy Austin's favorite holiday event with a little extra sparkle — and support STARS at the Trail, a Trail of Lights Foundation program that spreads joy to non-profit organizations across Austin all year.


Join us at the most exclusive night of the Trail of Lights, featuring:

Local Headline Performers

Light Bites from Austin's Favorite Restaurants

Beer & Wine Open Bar

Cocktail Tastings

Maker's Market, curated by Edible Austin

Classic Car Show

Complimentary Amusement Rides

And More!


Experience the Trail of Lights like never before!





Help the Trail feed the hungry by bringing a can of food with you to Zilker Park. With your support, we can collect more than 25,000 MEALS for the Central Texas Food Bank. ’Tis the season for giving, after all!


·       An exclusive sneak peek at the 2017 Austin Trail of Lights before the season opening 

·       Complimentary light bites and tastings from Austin’s favorite restaurants

·       Lineup of local Austin music performance by Whiskey Shivers with additional performances by Mother Falcon String Trio and dance party with DJ Mel

·       Holiday shopping at the Maker’s Market, curated by Edible Austin

·       Complimentary beverages and cocktail tastings

·       Beer & wine open bar

·       Complimentary rides on the Ferris wheel or carousel all night

·       And more!

Night Lights Preview Party is open from 7pm-10pm. Ticket purchase is required for ages 6 and over. Children 5 and under are free with a ticketed Night Lights adult.

*Note: Parking is not included with individual Night Lights tickets, and parking is not available for individual sales for this particular event. 


4-PACK:  Purchase a 4-pack of passes and receive one parking pass.

10-PACK: Receive 2 parking passes with a purchase of a 10-pack of passes.

Each individual Night Lights ticket is $75, so a 4-pack is $300 total and a 10-pack is $750 total (plus applicalbe service charges and taxes).  You will select “4” from the drop down menu next to the 4-pack option – which is for one-4pack - 4 tickets and totaling $300 (plus fees).  If you wanted 2 4-packs for example, you would select “8” from the drop down since 2 4-packs would be 8 tickets at $75 each.  Please note that one (1) parking pass come with each 4-pack purchase and will be emailed to you separately.  If you'd like a 10-pack, select “10” from the drop down menu next to the 10-pack option – which is for one-10pack - 10 tickets and totaling $750 (plus fees).  If you wanted 2 10-packs for example, you would select “10” from the drop down since 2 10-packs would be 20 tickets at $75 each.  Please note that two (2) parking passes come with each 10-pack purchase and will be emailed to you separately. Otherwise, there is no paid parking for an individual Night Lights ticket, and no general paid parking. There will be limited free parking around Zilker Park. We suggest st you either arrive early for limited first-come-first-served parking, or ease you mind and utilize a Lyft rideshare. Night Lights Preview Party tickets are required for children 6 and up – ages 5 and under are complimentary with a ticketed adult. Night Lights hours are 7-10pm on December 8th.

PARKING OPTIONS: Individual parking passes will not be sold online, in advance or on-site for December 8. However, limited free public parking will be available near the Zilker Tree, across Barton Springs Rd., and around Zilker Park on a first-come-first-served basis.

Consider leaving the car at home! Use our preferred rideshare partner, Lyft, to make getting there so much easier! Use the code TRAIL17 to get $5 off your first 3 rides with Lyft. You can redeem this promotion thru the Lyft app or here.


If you have a special promotional access code or password, enter it in the "promotional code" box on the right, and click apply. Once the code is accepted, the box turns green and the page will refresh and reveal your special offer. Then enter the desired amount of tickets next to the special offer, and follow the prompts to complete the transaction.

The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is Austin’s largest holiday tradition and 2nd largest event. Run by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. Bring friends, families and neighbors out to enjoy more than 40 displays, 2 million lights, Austin’s favorite food trucks, nightly entertainment and holiday activities sure to create treasured memories. Learn more about the Austin Trail of Lights.

THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE. No refunds. No exchanges. This ticket grants a revocable license to the bearer and may be removed at any time for any reason. The resale or attempted resale of this ticket at a price higher than that appearing heron is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. The holder assumes all risk or danger incidental to the attraction whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to, the attraction. Rain policy: Tickets for outdoor events are purchased at risk of inclement weather. This ticket will not be replaced, refunded, or exchanged for any reason. Shipping and handling and service charges are non-refundable, even if event cancels.


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Zilker Park - Austin, TX

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA