Zilker Park: Austin Trail of Lights

Perhaps one of the greatest things about the holiday season is the lights. Even the simplest displays of string lights in the neighborhood adds a sense of joy and merriment to a bright time of year, the vivid colors imitating the brilliant stars in the night sky. Here at the Retreat at Barton Creek, our great location by Austin gives you access to dozens of spectacular light displays throughout the city, though one, in particular, stands out above the rest at Zilker Park.

Signing in on its 51st year, the annual Austin Trail of Lights is in full swing at Zilker Park; the signature city park is located only three miles from our luxury apartments, allowing you to attend the festivities by a ten-minute drive or a bike ride through the Barton Creek trails. Starting on December 9th, the display will open to the public, and with so many activities and special events, it’s easy to find something for everyone. University of Texas students can come in for UT night to celebrate success for their future; police, firemen, and veterans alike can get their appreciation on Heroes Night; watch your favorite holiday films on Movie Night, and more. Bring in fresh cans and foods to help feed the hungry through the various charities in place, listen to live performances of classic holiday music from local talents around the city, and enjoy holiday refreshments like tasty hot cocoa or warm carnival-style treats. Tickets are available for pre-purchase online on the website, though certain days may include free admission.

Enjoy one of Austin’s greatest light shows right by your home here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Explore our fantastic luxury apartments south of Zilker Park today, and then reserve a ticket to the Austin Trail of Lights this season.