AUSTIN, Texas -- It's almost that time of year again when families flock to Austin for the annual Trail of Lights at Zilker Park.

Crews are working hard to get ready for the opening night in just a few weeks.

The trail will open on Dec. 9 and runs until Dec. 23. If you want to get in on the action early, the Zilker tree will be lit on Dec. 26 and the 'Fun Run' is on Dec. 2.

The first week of the trail is free, after that it's $3 to enter.

For all the events this year, visit