Peppermint Parkway is a magical drive-thru holiday experience at Circuit of The Americas featuring one-mile of immersive holiday displays, millions of lights, dancing elves and more, on select nights from November 27th – January 3rd, 6 - 10:30 p.m.
Guests will follow Pepper and Mint on their journey down COTA’s Tunnel Road as they race to deliver their letters to Santa. The thoughtfully designed holiday experience will feature dancing elves and other festive entertainers strolling through dazzling scenes, transporting guests from Candy Cane Lane to an enchanted forest, and so much more.
After the adventure concludes, guests can visit Peppermint Plaza to meet Pepper and Mint, enjoy holiday treats and experience COTALAND, their new kiddie park.
The experience will have a Sweet Start when guests scan their tickets and can purchase snacks and drinks from our hard-working elves in COTA’s Lot A.
Pepper and Mint, the official mascots of Peppermint Parkway, will be there to welcome you into The Parkway as you begin your adventure through the Twinkle Tunnel, a dazzling display of lights transporting you into an entire new world.
In a quest to deliver their letters to Santa, guests will join Pepper and Mint as they travel through 8 themed villages to achieve their mission:
Candy Cane Lane
Travel down a red and white striped road and prepare to be amazed by the towering, life-size 9’ candy canes illuminating your path.
Sweet treats await in Gingerbread Alley! Guests will discover a welcoming gingerbread house, a giant hot cocoa mug (with chocolate scented steam), a peppermint arch and life size candy!
ATXMAS brings signature Austin landmarks to life with lights and sounds that Keep Austin Weird! See a giant caterpillar illuminate the night sky. Watch as Frosty and a few iconic elves relax in hot tub surrounded by flamingos. Cheer for the Longhorns in a special UT display!
Pepper and Mint’s furry friends will be guiding you through the enchanted forest. Drive past illuminating trees, sparkling reindeer and a towering 30+ foot willow tree that is sure to awe everyone in your car.
Even Santa needs some fuel! The fueling station is where Santa and his reindeer go to re-charge. Our “Fuel-LA-LALA Gas Station” will be decked out in lights to guide Santa as he takes a pit stop.
The elves were busy decorating and the ornaments spilling all around the road! Enjoy dozens of gigantic bright ornaments that transform your path into a stunning spectacle of lights and color!
Fun won't freeze over in Frozenland! Giant stars, snowflakes and all things cold will be waiting to greet you in your vehicle.
Their mission: complete! Pepper and Mint delivered their letters! Toys, teddy bears and presents galore await at the North Pole! As you get closer to Santa in Club Sleigh, you’ll see life-size bears, sparkling presents and an ornament tunnel to guide you to the big man himself!
The journey will conclude in Club Sleigh where you’ll see Pepper, Mint and Santa with his dancing elves rocking out to remixes of holiday classics.
Additional attractions for all ages are also available:
After the drive, guests are invited to park and head to Peppermint Plaza for games, a giant ferris wheel, holiday classics, delectable treats and to meet Pepper and Mint themselves!
COTA’s all-new kiddie park is open in Peppermint Plaza to delight the littlest ones in your family! Kids can ride on our new carousel, swinging ship, helicopter flyers, mini racers and MORE. Ride wristbands are available for unlimited rides. To see highlights from COTALAND, click here.
Come and race it! COTA Karting is back open for the holidays. Guests can park in Lots D and C and be shuttled over to the COTA Karting track to challenge their friends to an adrenaline-pumping night race that will be unforgettable.
Zipline with The Grinch
Ride with The Grinch or take flight with your friend! The Grinch will be taking endless rides on COTA’s signature Zipline, so guests can enjoy his tomfoolery from afar. Zipline tickets are $12. Packages with COTA Karting races are available.
Make an impact with your visit on Charity Nights
Celebrate the Season of Giving at Peppermint Parkway on one of our five Charity Nights. A portion of the proceeds from each of these night’s ticket sales will go to our charity partners on that night. A special thanks to Germania Insurance for sponsoring Peppermint Parkway’s charity nights with a generous donation of $10 per vehicle!
- Operation Blue Santa. Sunday, 11/29
- The Trail Foundation. Thursday, 12/3
- Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. 12/10
- I Live Here I Give Here. Sun 12/13
- Emancipet. Thursday, 12/17
The Parkway (Cars/SUV) — $35
Peppermint Parkway admission is priced per vehicle. No individual tickets are needed for each guest in each vehicle. Additional ticket pricing is available for limos and shuttles upon request.
Candy Cane Cruise — $60
This ticket includes admission to Peppermint Parkway AND that ability to drive your car around The Circuit’s signature 3.41-mile track. This is your chance to get your car on the same track as the pros and experience the only Formula 1 track in America for yourself. Speed limit for this parade lap is 25 MPH, and cars will be dispatched in groups of 25.
Polar Express Pass — $75
Skip the line with the Polar Express Pass! Bypass cars in queue with premium access to Peppermint Parkway. Admission to The Parkway and access to our premium entrance is included with this ticket.
The Sweetest Deal — $90
Want it all? The Sweetest Deal includes admission to The Parkway through a premium, expedited entrance and a parade lap around The Circuit.
Military Monday – December 21st
Military Monday will occur on December 21st with a special discount for military members and activations surrounding the event.
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