This holiday season is going to look very different from years past, but thankfully the elves at Circuit of The Americas have thought long and hard about bringing us a pandemic-friendly event with a twist. A peppermint twist! COTA is here to save Christmas with Peppermint Parkway, a holiday drive-thru extravaganza from November 27 to January 3.
Sponsored by H-E-B, this will be a one-mile driving attraction that will immerse visitors in millions of holiday lights, décor pieces standing at over 30’ tall, a 6-story light show tree, and lots more. Upon arrival guests will receive special holiday cookies (while supplies last) before joining Pepper and Mint on their journey to deliver letters to Santa. Guests can stay cozy in their cars while passing through holiday villages sponsored by Valero, Spectrum, Texas Capital Bank, Germania Insurance, Texas Lottery, KXAN, Texas Capital Bank, Kendra Scott, ABS Recycling, Chick-fil-a of Bastrop, and Hi Tech Motorcars.
Entertainers will be strolling around and you will feel like it’s 2019 again, but even better, while cruising through Candy Cane Lane, Gingerbread Alley, ATXmas, Frozenland, and more before finally landing at Club Sleigh. I Live Here I Give Here, a local nonprofit will be Peppermint Parkway’s official playlist sponsor—spinning the holiday favorites all night long.
Tickets are $35 per vehicle, but they also upgrades if you wanna go all out:
- Candy Cane Cruise (parkway admission + a lap around America’s only F1 track): $60
- Polar Express Pass (parkway admission + expedited fast pass lane): $75
- Super Sweet Deal (parkway admission + track lap + fast pass): $90
In addition to exploring Peppermint Parkway, guests can get into the holiday spirit at COTA’s Peppermint Plaza. Located in the Grand Plaza, friends and family can enjoy rides at the COTALAND Kiddie Amusement Park, holiday treats, a giant ferris wheel and a meet & greet with Pepper & Mint. Peppermint Plaza will be open from 6 – 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and from noon – 10:30 p.m. on weekends.
Visitors can also add adrenaline to their night out by racing loved ones at COTA Karting and getting a bird’s eye view of the holiday spectacular on the Zip Line. Guests will have the chance to ride the Zip Line alone or with an iconic, green furry friend … The Grinch! Spotlights will light up the Zip Line, so whether or not you ride, you’ll still see The Grinch soar through the air all night long. Peppermint Parkway will operate from 6 – 10:30 p.m.