The Zilker Tree stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs - totaling 3,309 lights. This unique spiral pattern of lights was created by City of Austin electricians.
On December 10, 1967, the first tree was lighted by Mayor Pro Tem Mrs. Emma Long.
December 2-31, 2013, 6 pm - 12 midnight, tree on display nightly. REMINDER - December 7, 5K Fun Run, and 8-22 Trail of Lights Nights the area roads will be closed as thousands visit the Trail of Lights. If you are planning to visit the Holiday Tree itself, make sure to plan around those nights!