The Magical Trail Of Lights Fun Run in Austin

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

One of my family’s traditions is to make sure to see the magical Trail Of Lights in Austin Texas over the holidays. This year it begins Thursday December 8th but they offered a Trail Of Lights Fun Run event Saturday December 3rd which we decided to give a try! We were so glad we made the decision early, signed up, got our slot in Wave 2, picked up our bib numbers and shirts and were ready to go!

                           

It was so fun! The lines were not as long trying to get on the Ferris wheel which I loved, popping up over the city to see our unbelievable skyline views! The kids got to see see Santa and we saw our favorite light displays.

   

After 2 years of allowing guests to only drive through the iconic Austin Holiday lights display the event is back to walking like the good ole days. I’m so glad to see the walking tour back...it’s so much more fun to be up close and personal to all the displays!

 

 

Of course I never tire of standing under our Zilker Park Tree!! 

There are 39 streamers each holding 81 multicolored, 25 watt bulbs.

The double star at the top of the tree measures 10 feet from point to point!

Photo by Melissa Stout

BTW:  The Trail of Lights was nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Holiday light displays and was named one of the best Christmas light displays in the nation by US News & World Report! There are 2 million lights, 90 lighted holiday trees and 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels... It’s a magical sight to behold! Plan ahead and expect some traffic.

 

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Comments (29)

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 fun this looks like with your family.   Am sure everyone had a blast!

Dec 06, 2022 06:47 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

That looks like a wonderful display, we are booked to attend the Longwood Gardens display on December 17. I know I cannot emulate any of these displays, but they are wonderfully fun to see.

Dec 06, 2022 06:53 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

We have a tradition of going to drive-thru light shows Dorie.  The Magical Trial of Lights must be amazing to be part of in person!

Dec 06, 2022 07:36 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie,

These are stunning pics of your skyline and the beautiful memories you are creating with your family, BB, and HH.

Dec 06, 2022 09:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Dorie, for telling us about this event.

Have an outstanding week.

Dec 06, 2022 09:44 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

We have so many wonderful Light events in Austin during the holidays Nina Hollander, Broker . Its a fun time to visit!

Dec 06, 2022 10:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I think you would have liked the Fun Run too Ray Henson . LOVED riding the Ferris Wheel to scope over our changing Austin Skyline!

Dec 06, 2022 10:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Brian England ..it was so much fun!!

Dec 06, 2022 10:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Total blast Joan Cox !!

Dec 06, 2022 10:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

All light displays are fun to see during the holidays! I love that all over the country every town and city has their own displays for the residents.

Dec 06, 2022 10:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 ..I always love going every year..such a magical time!

Dec 06, 2022 10:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

The skyline of Austin was incredible from the Ferris wheel! The kids loved it!

Dec 06, 2022 10:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you for stopping by Roy Kelley !

Dec 06, 2022 10:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie that looks like a fun time with family, and it looks a lot warmer there than here.

Dec 06, 2022 01:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- what a fun event and memory-making time for your and your family. I'm glad you got that shot from the Ferris wheel because I am not fond of heights and don't do Ferris Wheels. 

Dec 06, 2022 05:50 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Awesome family quality time!

Our family just did a similar event...no running...just walking through a lighted trail. Making wonderful memories!

Dec 07, 2022 08:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

The weather was really nice George Souto 

Dec 10, 2022 12:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm not a fond lover of Ferris Wheels Kathy Streib but this one went so slow I really didn't mind it!

Dec 10, 2022 12:24 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

It was such a fun event Sharon Tara and we walked too didn't run so we could all stay together!

Dec 10, 2022 12:25 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Wonderful post! I learned something new about Austin and traditions. Glad to see the Trail of Lights nominated as one of 10 best. 

Dec 18, 2022 08:58 AM