The Entrance to the Trail of Lights
You shouldn't enter on an empty stomach, but if you want a sweet snack while walking the trail, options abound.
Along the Trail: Crepe Crazy
This stand is making warm crepes to order. The nutella and banana was very popular, but their other sweet options include peanut butter, chocolate, and banana, dulce de leche, and sweet cheese with strawberries.
Along the Trail: Amy's Ice Cream
With temperatures in the high 50's at night, it's definitely warm enough to eat ice cream. Austin's most reliable ice cream shop comes through with quickly moving lines and special Holiday flavors like Peppermint Stick. The Campfire Treat is marshmallow ice cream with dark chocolate chunks and Biscoff cookies.
Along the Trail: Funnel Cakes
There are several vendors selling funnel cakes, so don't feel pressure to wait in a long line. There are classic powdered sugar funnel cakes, as well more indulgent versions topped with ice cream and caramel apples, berries, or bananas.
Along the Trail: Chocolate Chile Tart from Beetnik Foods
More of a heart-shaped cake than a tart, this gluten-free dessert from Beetnik Foods is full of chocolatey richness with a balanced spicy kick.
Nearby: Ice Cream at Lick
Open until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11:30 p.m. on the weekends, Lick's unique and locally inspired ice cream flavors are a great dessert choice after walking the trail.
Nearby: Pie at Lucy's Fried Chicken
Just a short drive away, Lucy's is open after the Trail closes. Relax with a cocktail while eating a slice of their Sweet Tea, Butterscotch, or S'mores pie.
Nearby: Doughnuts at Gourdough's
Another late night dessert and drinking spot, choose from a huge selection of doughnuts piled high with a variety of toppings.
Nearby: Milkshakes at 24 Diner
You won't feel any pressure to rush and beat the traffic if you're heading to 24 Diner for dessert—it's open all night. Their milkshakes, especially the roasted banana & brown sugar flavor, are some of the best.