Roll into the holiday spirit with a mile of magic at COTA's Peppermint Parkway
Circuit of The Americas is ready to roll with its Peppermint Parkway holiday extravaganza, bringing back the holiday favorite for its third year with all-new activations, including the chance to pick up your own Christmas tree to take home.
“We cannot wait to welcome Central Texans back to Peppermint Parkway. This is truly a special event for us and we love being able to be part of the holiday traditions our community celebrates every year,” says COTA chief experience officer Courtney Young. ”We are bringing back beloved favorites including the Grinch and the Mistletoe Kissing Booth, and offering a couple of exciting new attractions. We encourage guests to put on their coziest sweaters and head to Peppermint Parkway for a memorable holiday experience.”
Peppermint Parkway is "a one-mile display of lights, music, and joy" that runs from November 25-December 30. More than 6 million lights will illuminate the path as guests follow the event's mascots, Pepper and Mint, down COTA's Tunnel Road to deliver their letters to Santa.
Dozens of live characters, including dancing gingerbread men and everyone’s favorite holiday grump, the Grinch, will interact with your vehicle, creating an immersive holiday experience not found anywhere else.
New this year is Wonder Woods, the most cost-effective tree lot in Austin. Circuit of The Americas will be getting in the holiday spirit by giving away free Christmas trees to families in need, too.
Guests can share a kiss with loved ones in the Mistletoe Kissing Booth for an unforgettable photo opp that's perfect for your holiday card. Families can take a photo with Pepper and Mint, write a letter to Santa, and travel to the top of the COTA Candy Cane, the 251-foot-tall observation tower that offers an amazing view of the Parkway and illuminated Austin skyline.
To the Plaza we go
Before or after your drive, step out of your car and walk through Peppermint Plaza. Guests can take a spin on one of the eight-plus rides (perfect for kids and thrill-seekers alike), write a letter to Santa, meet Pepper and Mint, grab treats at the food trucks, and shop at the all-new Holiday Market and Sweet Shoppe.
Pause for the pub
Attendees can also escape to the swanky Peppermint Pub, complete with velvet couches and an awe-inspiring tree. Kids can sip on cocoa while adults have the option to join them, while adding a splash of something special.
Race fans can enjoy the Candy Cane Cruise, an exclusive opportunity to take your own car for a parade lap on COTA's world-famous, 3.41-mile, FIA-grade Formula 1 track, where many world champions have raced.
Ticket packages start at $40 per car and are on sale now onsite and at PeppermintParkway.com.