Organizers of this year's Austin Trail of Lights are making one of the city's most popular celebrations even better.
Mayor Lee Leffingwell and other local leaders announced Wednesday the display will be expanded to 15 days--nearly twice as long as last year.
This year's celebration will include more music and entertainment, as well as some of the city's most popular food trucks and vendors. That's on top of more than a million lights, more than a mile of displays and the famous Zilker Holiday Tree.
Organizers say they're working on ways to cut down on long lines and thin out crowds to make the trail more accessible and convenient.
This year, all on-site parking will be pre-paid only, and there will be more options for remote parking and shuttles to get people to and from the trail.