COTA to host drive-thru holiday "Peppermint Parkway" event

Peppermint Parkway Circuit of the Americas

AUSTIN ( -- Get ready to bring the sleigh to a new holiday event at Circuit of The Americas this holiday season.

Peppermint Parkway will offer visitors a "magical" drive-thru experience on select nights from November 27 through December 27 this year, featuring a one-mile driving attraction that will immerse visitors in millions of holiday lights synchronized to joyful holiday classics.

"We're determined to keep the magic of the holidays alive," COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein said in a statement. "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 will experience the entire event from the comfort of their own vehicles. The thoughtfully designed holiday experience will feature dancing elves and other festive entertainers strolling through dazzling scenes, transporting guests from gingerbread alley to an enchanted forest, and so much more.

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

The drive will feature 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.

Peppermint Parkway will operate from 6-10 p.m. on weeknights and 6-11 p.m. on weekends and the week of Christmas. Tickets will go on sale November 1.

More details are available at COTA's website.