AUSTIN - After Austin Trail of Lights announced Saturday that the Austin Parks and Recreation Department has closed Zilker Park for the day due to inclement weather, the park is now closed Sunday due to muddy conditions.
ATX Trail of Lights tweeted Saturday that, "Due to inclement weather & substantial rains in this evening’s forecast, Austin Parks and Recreation Department is closing Zilker Park. Trail of Lights and its activities are cancelled this evening, Dec 16."
EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE - DEC 16: Due to inclement weather & substantial rains in this evening’s forecast, Austin Parks and Recreation Department is closing Zilker Park. Trail of Lights and its activities are cancelled this evening, Dec 16. More info: https://t.co/UXYVnYjMrp. pic.twitter.com/urGjZ33g10— ATX Trail of Lights (@ATXLights) December 16, 2017
"After substantial rainfall yesterday afternoon and evening, and an evaluation of the park’s current condition, Austin Parks and Recreation Department determined that Zilker Park must remain closed today, December 17 for the safety of guests and protection of park land," Austin Trail of Lights said on the website.
Crews are working to address standing water and other flooded conditions so that the event can open to the public on Dec. 18.
For those with tickets for Dec.16 and Dec. 17, Trail of Lights is allowing them to use those original passes for any other night. Shuttle passes that were purchased for the two nights may be used for shuttle access from Dec. 19 through Dec. 23. Go here for more information.
Circuit of the Americas issued a statement Saturday saying that its Winter Wonderland would also be cancelled, but they have not said weather the event will close Sunday. This was the statement COTA issued Saturday:
For the comfort and safety of our employees and guests, tonight's Winter Wonderland has been cancelled. The forecasted weather conditions would limit the operation of many attractions and would dampen a festive atmosphere.
All valid Saturday December 16 tickets may be used on any other evening or may be refunded in full at any time prior to December 30, 2017.
If using your ticket on another evening, simply exchange it at the box office upon your arrival. Exchanged tickets are not subject to "sold out" restrictions and will always be welcomed.
Refunds may be obtained at the original point of purchase. For Ticketmaster purchases, please call 1-800-653-8000 with your order number. For all other requests or questions, contact COTA at 512.301.6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Regardless of your point of purchase, COTA representatives will be happy to provide assistance.
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