Austin Trail of Lights in Zilker Park & more

#HolidayCheerAttractions #FreeinAustin

December 7, 2017

Thanks to 'Free in Austin' you have a list of over 100 + Thingies you can do during the Holidays in and around ATX! Many are Free, but some are not. Prices are listed of those that are not free! If you can't find anything to do to get in the Holiday Spirit and Celebrate the Happy Holidays, well you just don't want too. There is no way you can't get in the Holiday Spirit w/ all this fun going on.

Update 12/7: 

Austin Trail of Lights in Zilker Park kicks off in full brightness this weekend!!!
A few things to know about ATX TLs:

  • December 9-23 / 7p-10p
  • Help the Austin Trail of Lights feed the hungry by bringing a can of food to help the Central Texas Food Bank... going for 25,000 meals!
  • Ticket info / event calendar  
    General admission access to the Trail is FREE for all ages December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19
    General admission is $3 per person ages 12+ December 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23
  • Navigating the Trail- This map will come in handy. This too! 
  • Advance Parking at Zilker Park is available online only for $15* per vehicle. No parking will be sold onsite.
  • More 411


Update 11/29:
Featured #HolidayCheerAttraction: 
Brand New "Winter Wonderland at the Circuit" / Circuit of the Americas 
Open 12/1 & 12/2 ... 12/8 - 12/30

Sun-Thurs 6p & 10p / Fri,Sat & Sun 6p-11p

  • Skating Rink
  • Human Snow Globe
  • Singing Trees
  • Petting Zoo
  • Camel Rides
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Carnival Rides
  • Hot Air Balloon Float
  • Merry Movies on The Lawn
  • Delectable Food
  • Shopping Galore
  • Tunnel of Lights and much more
  • It could end up snowing in Austin!

Admission: $16 / children 5 & under Free. Several of the activities are included in the general admission price, and there are others that will cost extra.
Get the 411 here! 


Find listings of Holiday Parades, Holiday Lights, Santa Sightings & so much more! CLICK HERE! HO! HO! HO! 

5 Favorite Holiday Thingies that Caught Heather's ( that's me) Attention:

  • Hill Country Galleria's Tree Lighting w/ Santa's Arrival, Fireworks & All Time Low - Friday 11/24 / 6p-9p/ Family Free event!
  • Zilker Tree /Zilker ParkThe Tree is on display nightly from 6p-12a until December 31. Free!
  • Winter Wonderland at the Circuit  - Brand new this year at Circuit of the Americas/ December 1,2 & 8 -30th/ 6p-11p/ Admission: $16 / children 5 & under Free
  • Austin Trail of Lights / Zilker Park - December 8-23 / 7p-10p / Free Dec 9-14, 18 & 19th! December 15-17 and 20-23 general admission is $3 for guest 12 & up! Children 11 & under are free every night! Preview night is on December 8th! 
  • Gingerbread Workshops - $5 member adult or child workshop fee / $12 non-member/ $20 per Gingerbread house Kit each group must purchase one. 

There are over 100 Holiday Fun Thingies listed, so these can get you started, but Free in Austin is making sure you are not missing out on Holiday Spirit, because you don't know where to find it! CLICK HERE! HO! HO! HO! Thank You 'Free in Austin'!  You Rock! Seriously check this list more than once or twice.. It's AWESOME!