Brave the crowds for the Trail of Lights and you'll be handsomely rewarded: The 53rd annual event transforms Zilker Park into a trippy display with over two million colorful lights, plus food trucks, parties, interactive experiences and live music. The Zilker Park tree will also be lit nightly until December 31.
Nothing quite says the holidays like Austin Christmas lights, a collection of twinkling, multi-colored decorations that cover everything from the Zilker Park tree to the Texas State Capitol to festive neighborhoods. In addition to all the Christmas events taking place around town (and stocking up on presents at the best gift shops), some of the best things to do in Austin this season include a trip to one of these spectacular light shows.
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