Wed December 22, 2010
The Zilker Tree is Up through New Year's Eve
The Trail of Lights has hit a wall...at least for this year and until the city's budget recovers. But Austin’s Zilker Tree is lighting the Zilker hill side up, as it has since 1965. Each year, thousands of Austinites travel to the historic holiday display to take a spin, and then another, and another under its lights.
The city website says the Zilker tree is 155 feet tall and has 39 streamers. Each holds 81 multicolored, 25 watt bulbs, totaling 3,309 lights.
The Zilker Tree is lit every night through December 31. If you can’t make it there, take a spin here.