STARS at the Trail is the Trail of Lights’ outreach program. STARS provides an unforgettable holiday experience to honor the service of organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in the Austin community.
This year, Trail of Lights invites qualifying 501(c)3 organizations to enjoy the Trail of Lights through one of the following STARS experiences:
Level 1 - The traditional onsite STARS Experience offers a dedicated holiday party, a private tour of the Trail of Lights before it opens to public, and the opportunity to enjoy Trail activities (Santa's House, Candy Land, amusement rides, and more).
Level 2 - For organizations who would like to enjoy the Trail on their own schedule, you can apply for ZIP passes for groups of up to 50 people. If selected, you will receive limited parking, ZIP passes, cookies and cocoa in the Zilker Lounge, and tickets for amusement rides.
Level 3 - Organizations who would like to honor a larger and widespread group of members may qualify to receive free entry for your members on specific nights. Young attendees must be accompanied by adults.
Level 4 - Can't come to Zilker Park, but need some TOL holiday spirit? We may be able to bring the celebration to you with a small holiday party delivered to your headquarters, compliments of Trail of Lights Foundation.
The Stars at the Trail Experience takes place on December 2, 3, and 4, and the Trail of Lights is open to the public December 10-23. Complete the application for your organization to be considered for the STARS program by October 13.
The Trail wants to honor your efforts and members, so please tell us about your mission and how you would like to enjoy the Trail. Contact Emily Stengel with any questions about the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.