AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Trail of Lights will be a driving event again this year.
The 57th annual event held at Zilker Park is scheduled between November 27 and December 27. 31, and while organizers weighed the decision to allow people to cross the screen like the years before the COVID-19 pandemic, they chose to make it a drive-thru like last year.
“The Foundation is committed to bringing another unforgettable Austin Trail of Lights to the community in 2021,” said Rachel Green, President of the Trail of Lights Foundation. “While we were hoping for guests to walk through the lights this year, we needed to review the current event guidelines, consult with key constituents and make a final decision now. A drive-thru format in 2021 ensures that we will have a successful 57th year at Zilker Park for our multigenerational audience. “
Vehicle passes are now available for the event, ranging from $ 30 to $ 95. Passes are good for cars containing up to nine people, and any street legal vehicle that is less than 27 feet in length can pass through the screen. Any vehicle containing 10 or more people will need two passes, organizers said.
The pass pricing levels are as follows:
- General admission pass: $ 30 to $ 40 per vehicle (depending on time and date of entry) with designated access at the start of each hour from 7 p.m.
- Dashboard Pass: $ 65 per vehicle, this premium pass presented by Northern Trust allows early access at 5:45 p.m., before the 7 p.m. general admission time slot. Dash Pass customers will also receive a box of holiday cookies and bottled water.
- First night pass: A limited number of passes for the 2021 Trail of Lights Foundation Official Fundraiser and First Look Opportunity are now available for November 27. At $ 95 per vehicle, this pass includes: access during an evening with limited participation; a box of holiday cookies, a bottle of water and a commemorative gift.
On December 28 and 29, nonprofit partners will have their own time to browse the screen through the STARS at the Trail program, and eligible families in the Austin Independent School District will also receive free passes, organizers said.
A 3 mile virtual fun run is also part of the event, and registration can be made on the Sentier des Lumières website.
The event operates entirely thanks to the support of sponsors. HEB is the title sponsor of the event, and KXAN is one of the many organizations that also sponsor it.