This was a free light display hosted by the City of Austin. Consisting of a half-mile walk through some amazing light displays. Unfortunately, the pictures really do not show how wonderful the displays really are…..
I love a good light display! I mean, who doesn’t?? Nothing says “CHRISTMAS” than a ton of twinkly lights!! Especially when it’s right next door to you! Have y’all seen this picture floating around the internet?
Each year, we make sure to find the nearest lights display and schedule an evening of family time to see the displays.
Our first year living in Central Texas, we ventured down to the Zilker Park in Downtown Austin (home of a well-know music festival, ACL) to see the “Trail of Lights”.
twinkling trees in all colors
fun character displays
But the best part of the display is the Zilker Tree.
Tradition is to go under the tree, look up, and spin around. But don’t drink your hot chocolate before doing that! I can be quite disorienting.
The whole event is a wonderful evening with yummy snacks, charming Holiday music, and smiles all around. It is such a fun experience.
Do you have a light festival where you call home?
Unfortunately, due to the high cost of the Trail of Lights, the City of Austin has discontinued it for the past few years. The Zilker Tree is still lit each year, but we wait patiently for the Trail to become illuminated once again.