Circuit of The Americas Hosting a Magical, Drive-Thru Holiday Experience for the Whole Family

Peppermint Parkway is putting the “rev” in holiday revelry!

Circuit of The Americas Peppermint Parkway
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Austin's Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is debuting an all-new event to help Central Texans celebrate the holiday season in a safe and festive way.

Introducing Peppermint Parkway, a one-mile drive-thru attraction, where attendees experience millions of holiday lights synchronized to holiday classics from the comfort of their own cars.

"We're determined to keep the magic of the holidays alive," COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein said in a news release. "Friends and family can throw on their comfy pajamas, pile in the car, and experience our vibrant holiday event to create memories that will last a lifetime."

Guests follow this year's special hosts Pepper and Mint on their journey down COTA's Tunnel Road as they race from gingerbread alley to an enchanted forest to deliver their letters to Santa. Keep your eyes peels for dancing elves and other festive entertainers strolling through dazzling scenes.

"We can't wait to bring this brand-new holiday experience to Central Texas. We hope this becomes a tradition for families as they celebrate the holidays for years to come," said Executive Producer of Special Projects Courtney Young. "Whether it's date night, a family outing, or a group of close friends, this is something for everyone."

Highlights include an impressive 60-foot spiral light tree, giant light sculptures of beloved holiday icons, and an unforgettable finale featuring Santa himself. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will be available from drive-up concessions.

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The holiday spectacular will be available on select nights from November 27 to December 27.

Visit to sign up for an email reminder once tickets go on sale on November 1. Those who sign up now will receive 10% off their tickets.

Buckle up, y'all!

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