Serendipity Sundays ~ Give it a Spin in Austin

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Visiting the Austin Trail of Lights and then on for a spin under the Zilker Park Tree, is a must during the holidays in Austin. It’s an iconic tradition our family loves. The last two years we haven’t been able to walk the Trail of lights but can drive through which is second best! 


The Zilker Park Tree has a circular base with a 120-foot diameter and a 10-foot wide double star made up of 150 frosted bulbs that sit at the top! It’s155-feet-tall with a total of 3,309 lights, including 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 245 watt LED bulbs. It’s pretty spectacular and so magical twirling under the tree!

It’s open for visitation from, November 27, 2021 through January 1, 2022 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Car Passes are needed to drive the Trails. No reservation to head over to the Zilker Park Tree for hot cocoa and a twirl under the tree!

“The traditions we create now will be the memories our children cherish in the future.”

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Comments (15)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. The Zilker Park Tree must be quite the sight! Nice to have the tradition continue. Enjoy your day.

Dec 18, 2021 05:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Wayne Martin ,

It really sets the stage for getting in the holiday spirit!

Dec 18, 2021 05:57 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Dorie,

What a fun visit that must have been!  Your pictures are very lovely.  A

Dec 18, 2021 05:47 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Alexandra!

Dec 18, 2021 05:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - a very nice tradition.  

Dec 18, 2021 05:53 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It's so much fun and always gets us in the holiday spirit!

Dec 18, 2021 05:57 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What a beautiful sight that must be in person Dorie. Looks like fun for the whole family and I enjoyed your photos.

Dec 18, 2021 06:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you!!

Dec 18, 2021 07:03 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's a great and colorful photo.  The grandbabies should have had those light sabers lit as well.

Dec 18, 2021 06:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

They turned them off as there was so much light when taking the photo! LOL!

Dec 18, 2021 07:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, what a fun night, and with COVID, it has changed how we enjoy our Holiday sometimes.

Dec 18, 2021 07:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Yes it does Joan Cox !

Dec 18, 2021 10:27 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Dorie now that is so cool and great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Hope you have a sweet day!

Dec 18, 2021 08:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Same back at you Will Hamm !

Dec 18, 2021 10:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Dorie.

Take care, be safe and enjoy the weekend.

Dec 18, 2021 08:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I will and you too!

Dec 18, 2021 10:28 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- I love the traditions that you're making with your grandchildren. Glad you had good weather for it!!!

Dec 18, 2021 12:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

We were thrilled with the good weather..this week it turned cold Kathy Streib 

Dec 20, 2021 05:54 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Dorie, it sure looks like if there is fun to be had, that you are the one to find it!

Dec 18, 2021 03:25 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I'm blessed to have children living here and like to carry out Christmas traditions in Austin!

Dec 20, 2021 05:55 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It is events like that one that make the holidays so magical, Dorie.  I'm sure your grandkids enjoyed the experience.

Dec 18, 2021 06:27 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

We go every year Myrl Jeffcoat and they don't want to miss these wonderful sights and sounds of the holidays!

Dec 20, 2021 05:56 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Dec 18, 2021 06:28 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat !

Dec 20, 2021 05:57 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love seeing you have fun with your grandkids!  Were your ears ringing last night?  I was at a party and a couple of gals from Austin were there as well.  They were surprised about how much I knew about Austin and I told them that I learned it all from you!

Dec 19, 2021 04:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Awesome Brian England !!

Dec 20, 2021 05:57 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I wish my granddaughter lived closer to me, so I could enjoy spend time like this with her.

Dec 19, 2021 01:31 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hopefully some day you will George Souto 

Dec 20, 2021 05:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

This would be amazing to experience in person. What a wonderful family tradition, and fun for all. Love the photos.


Dec 30, 2021 01:01 PM