The Trail of Lights Foundation today announced that tickets are now available for purchase for the 2015 Trail of Lights. To help visitors plan their trip to the Trail of Lights and ensure an enjoyable holiday experience, the Trail of Lights Foundation suggests purchasing weekend gate tickets, parking tickets, shuttle passes or ZiP Fast Passes in advance of visiting the Trail.

CentralTexasMom_trail_of_lights_2013“We are excited to kick off this year’s Trail of Lights celebration by inviting visitors to plan their trip in advance,” said Mario Espinoza, board president of the Trail of Lights Foundation. “The event is still free to attend during the first week, and the small gate fee charged during the latter half of the celebration will ensure that the event’s production can continue to thrive in coming years. We are very appreciative of the continued support from our community participants, as well as the visitors during the holiday’s festivities.”

While tickets are required to enter the Trail of Lights from Dec. 16-22 for those 12 and older, admission from Dec. 8-15 is free. All tickets are available for purchase online at through Ticketbud. Gate tickets and shuttle passes will also be available for purchase at local H-E-B locations beginning Nov. 4. Gate tickets will also be available to purchase onsite at the Trail of Lights.

Gate Admission Dec. 16-22

  • $3 for ages 12 and older
  • Available for purchase online at, at Austin-area H-E-B locations beginning Nov. 4, and onsite at the Trail of Lights
  • Parking must be purchased separately
  • Those who purchase a weekend shuttle pass do not need to purchase a weekend gate admission

Parking Pass

 Shuttle Pass

  • $5 per person
  • Shuttle passes also provide gate access on December 16 – 22.
  • Available for purchase online at and at Austin-area H-E-B locations beginning Nov. 4
  • Shuttles begin running at 5:30 p.m. from each pickup location
  • A limited number of tickets will be available each night depending on capacity, so space is not guaranteed upon late arrival
  • Lap children ride free
  • Last shuttle pickup from designated parking locations is at 8:30 p.m pending capacity
  • The last shuttle leaves Zilker Park at 10:30 p.m. to take visitors back to parking locations
  • Shuttle pickup locations may be found online at

ZiP Fast Pass

  • $15 per person for ages 6 and over
  • Available for purchase online only at
  • Must be purchased in advance for a specific night
  • Guarantees front-of-line event access via a ZiP gate that opens 45 minutes early at 6:00 p.m. and access to the ZiP Lounge for food, drinks, heated bathrooms, seating and heaters
  • On nights a gate ticket is required for entry, a ZiP ticket serves as entry ticket

Platinum Passes

  • Platinum packages provide back-gate valet parking, early back-gate entry at 6:00 pm, drink tickets, and Ferris wheel or carousel rides
  • Four pack: $225
  • Two pack: $150
  • Single: $75


For more information on schedules and to stay updated with the latest news, including the 15-day activity and entertainment lineup, location of shuttles, and online sale of parking tickets, ZiP passes and Platinum passes, sign up for the Trail of Lights newsletter at, follow the @ATXLights Twitter feed or like the Facebook page at


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