Austin TX ~ Zilker Trail of Lights Is Back Dec. 16-23, 2012

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

The Trail of LightsThe Zilker Trail of Lights is back thanks to local running store owner Paul Carrozza, through his RunTex Foundation! He worked diligently to assemble the pieces of a 1.2 million dollar financing package. Details on the time will be coming soon.

Grocery chain HEB made the biggest commitment followed by Dell, Samsung, Seton, Vista Equity Partners, Human, Cirrus Logic and South Point. More sponsors are in the works. Companies are listing to Austinitie’s desires and are giving back to the community….kudos to all!!

Carrozza does credit the City Council and Major Lee Leffingwell with helping bring back the event they killed off for budget reasons four years ago.

Corrozza felt it was important to keep it free to the public and the county taxpayer. This way it is now supported through corporate underwriting, business sponsorships and individual giving. If you want to become a Trail Blazer and donate so this tradition can continue check out: http://austintrailoflights.org/index.php/trail-blazers/.

The new Trail of Lights will attempt to recreate the popular holiday Treeevent in its entirety including its 43 individual scenes. Organizers are planning additional activities, including “elf night” and an attempt to set a world “caroling” record with 15,000 singers!

So mark your calendars for the return of the Trail of Lights which will run December 16-23rd 2012 in Austin’s Zilker Park!

As always local events are brought to you as a courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors; your NW Austin Real Estate Consultant.

P.S. If you are considering the sale or purchase in NW Austin I would love the opportunity to earn your business and exceed your expectations.

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Roger,

It is amazing and so glad it is back! The whole issue of having this a free event for the public has been worth getting the details hammered out!

Nov 24, 2012 10:58 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Beth,

It really is a must see during the Holidays!

Nov 24, 2012 10:59 PM #10
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Sharon,

Yes it is..I'm so glad Paul stepped to the post and got the details hammered out!!

Nov 24, 2012 11:00 PM #11
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Clint,

Yes it did..2 years..but it got done!

Nov 24, 2012 11:10 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Hi Sheila,

We are all thrilled to have it back and will definitely go!

Nov 24, 2012 11:11 PM #13
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Hi Bobbie,

We weren't sure it would all get done for this year but they got some good sponsors who stepped to the post and made a commitment to the community!

Nov 24, 2012 11:13 PM #14
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Debbie,

The community is looking forward to having the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park back on the calendar of Holiday events!

Nov 24, 2012 11:14 PM #15
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Hi Anita,

Absolutely..it's a wonderful event and everyone wanted to keep it free for all to enjoy!

Nov 24, 2012 11:15 PM #16
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Dorie, this is phenomenal and like nothing I know around me...what an amazing person to get this all together on the Trail of Lights.

Nov 25, 2012 01:47 AM #17
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Dorie  Trail of Lights sounds like a major undertaking and being sponsored by so many compamies to enable the public to enjoy it for free is genuine commynity spirit.  15,000 singers -  please face them to the northeast so we can listen in Virginia

Nov 25, 2012 03:56 AM #18
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Hi Ginny,

He is an Austinite we are proud to know!

Nov 25, 2012 04:51 AM #19
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Hi Karen,

We are proud that our community spirit is so strong..we really feel like we can take on anything or at least give it our all!!

Nov 25, 2012 04:53 AM #20
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Looks great Dorie.

Nov 25, 2012 07:16 AM #21
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Adrian Willanger
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Dorie-This is a great Christmas story. It really shows how one person can really make a huge difference.

 

 

Nov 25, 2012 07:39 AM #22
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Dorrie-sounds like a great effort by Paul Carrozza to bring back what wll be a holiday treat for everyone in Austin.

Nov 25, 2012 08:19 AM #23
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Hi Dorie, I love this type of "can do" spirit. I especially like that they would want to keep it free. Free is good not just for just the obvious reason but it instills a spirit of Christmas in that entry to take part in the display is easy and convenient and the pride in the city is allowed to shine. Austin is a great city and things like this help to keep it so. 

Nov 25, 2012 08:34 AM #24
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WOW! Free to the public. That is AMAZING! My hat is off to HEB and the rest of those business donors!

Nov 25, 2012 11:12 AM #25
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what a unique festival of lights I am sure it is beautiful all lit up!

Nov 25, 2012 01:37 PM #26
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Hi Dorrie.  What a great program.

Nov 25, 2012 07:50 PM #27
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Very cool Dorie.  Looks like it will be beautiful.

Nov 25, 2012 08:08 PM #28
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