Austin’s Trail of Lights unwraps details on 2020 drive-thru event

The Trail of Lights unpacks pass details for this year’s version of the holiday tradition.

Passes are now available for the Drive-Thru-Only event from November 28 to January 3 and can be found at No passes are sold in the Zilker Park, where the event takes place.

The Trail of Lights features more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lit Christmas trees, and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels.

Each pass allows a vehicle with up to nine passengers to enter. A vehicle with 10 or more passengers can enter with two passes at the same time and on the same date. There are no fees per person. Closed, street-legal vehicles less than 27 feet in length are welcome.

“The opportunity to bring the Trail of Lights 2020 – regardless of the format – to Austin is very important for the foundation. With vacation magic in every corner of the road, so many will enjoy the experience, ”said Rachel Green, president of the Trail of Lights Foundation, which is hosting the event. “A big thank you to all of the sponsors who have helped make this happen.”

As part of the October 15 announcement, grocery chain HEB announced that it had extended its title sponsorship for Trail of Lights until 2024.

General admission tickets cost $ 25 to $ 35 per vehicle. The price depends on the entry time and date. The hourly entry times for general admission start at 7:00 p.m.

Premium passes are $ 60 per vehicle and allow early access at 5:45 pm. Holders of these passes will receive a box of Christmas cookies and mineral water as well as the new ATX Lights Savings Card for local restaurants and retailers.

Opening night passes are priced at $ 95 per vehicle. Aside from “First Look” access with limited participation, one of these passes includes a box of Christmas cookies and mineral water, a memorial for the light trail and an ATX light savings card.

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