A Magical Drive-Thru Holiday Experience
at Circuit of The Americas

November 27 - January 3

Meet our Mascots! Join Pepper and Mint on their journey down COTA’s Tunnel Road. They are on a mission: to deliver letters to Santa for gifts under the tree! On their way they will meet dancing elves and strolling entertainers, as they are transported from Candy Cane Lane to an Enchanted Forest, and so much more.

Private Party Booking

Your Magical Adventure Awaits!

WARNING: Our final tunnel has a light show that contains bright, flashing lights that may cause discomfort and/or seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy

Tickets

The Parkway

Includes Parkway Admission
Peppermint Parkway Admission is priced per vehicle. For vehicles larger than an SUV, please email us.

Candy Cane Cruise

Includes Parkway Admission + Track Lap
Take your vehicle on a parade lap around the only Formula 1 track in the United States.

Polar Express Fast Pass

Includes Parkway Admission + Fast Pass
Our Polar Express Pass allows you to bypass the wait with a separate fast pass entrance and check-in lane.

The Sweetest Deal

Includes Parkway Admission + Track Lap + Fast Pass
Get everything you need to have the full experience at Peppermint Parkway!


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 an additional generous donation of $10 per vehicle!

Charity Night Dates

Operation Blue Santa:
Sunday, Nov. 29

The Trail Foundation:
Sunday, Dec. 6

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas:
Thursday, Dec. 10

I Live Here I Give Here:
Sunday, Dec. 13

Emancipet:
Thursday, Dec. 17

Things to Do

In addition to Peppermint Parkway, guests can park, exit their vehicles and stay to enjoy COTALAND and COTA Karting.


COTALAND

Stay a while! COTLALAND will be open on nights when Peppermint Parkway is open! COTALAND is located in COTA’s Grand Plaza and features COTALAND Kiddie Amusement Park, a special meet and greet with Pepper & Mint, a giant ferris wheel, games, train rides, food and more.

Starting November 27th, COTALAND will be open from 5:00pm-10:30pm on weekdays and 12:00pm-10:30pm on weekends.


Karting

COTA Karting

Come and race it! Take on this mile long outdoor track in karts that reach speeds of up to 55mph.

Starting Nov. 27, COTA Karting will be running from 5:00pm-10:30pm on weekdays and 12:00pm-10:30pm on weekends. Advanced booking is required for your race. Book your race.

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Zipline

Soar through the air and see The Parkway from above on the COTA Zipline! Zipline tickets are $12 or $8 with the purchase of any COTA Karting race or race package.

Starting Nov. 27, the zipline will be running from 5:00pm-10:30pm on weekdays and 12:00pm-10:30pm on weekends.

*Masks and social distancing will be required for the above activities.

Event Calendar

Click on the date to buy tickets.

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FAQ

  • Where is Peppermint Parkway located?

    Peppermint Parkway is located at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX. The address is 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617.

  • What are you doing in response to COVID-19?

    Peppermint Parkway is a Covid-safe drive-thru experience. Guests will remain in their vehicles for the duration of the event. Any staff who interacts with our guests will be in appropriate PPE. All guests that choose to partake in the non-Parkway experiences (karting, zip line, grand plaza, COTALAND) will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing at all times. COTA will provide hand sanitizing stations in these areas.

    Mask exceptions:

    • Children under the age of 10
    • Eating or drinking
  • How long does it take to go through The Parkway?

    Approximately 15 minutes.

  • Do you need to buy tickets in advance?

    Online tickets are encouraged, but you can purchase tickets at the gate.

  • If I am buying on-site, do you take cash and card?

    We accept both cash and credit.

  • What if it rains?

    If we have to close due to weather, we will notify attendees via social media. In addition, you will receive instructions via email on how you can redeem your admission for a future date.

  • Can we stop and take photos?

    Yes, photos are allowed from inside your vehicle.

  • Can we bring our dog?

    Sure! Come in your PJs too!

  • Are restrooms available?

    Restrooms are available at COTALAND located in the Grand Plaza. Parking is available in Lots C or D.

  • Is there music?

    Yes, make sure you can tune into AM 1690!

  • Is there food and beverages available?

    We have popcorn, cotton candy and bottled water for sale upon arrival and more food and beverage available at Peppermint Plaza.

  • Can I add a fast pass or track lap onsite?

    Yes, you will be able to add these at the gate.

  • Do you have ADA Information available?

    Peppermint Parkway is a drive-thru experience, requiring guests to stay in their cars for the duration of the event. If you need ADA assistance, please email ADA@thecircuit.com.

Contact Us

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Ticketing Questions

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Other Questions

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