Slideshow: Where to Get Dessert Near Austin's Trail of Lights

The Entrance to the Trail of Lights
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
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
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: Chocolate Chile Tart from Beetnik Foods
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
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.

[Photograph: Lorri Hamm]

Nearby: Pie at Lucy's Fried Chicken
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: Milkshakes at 24 Diner
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.