Circuit of The Americas (COTA) announced H-E-B as the proud title sponsor of the inaugural Peppermint Parkway, the holiday drive-thru experience at COTA from November 27 to January 3. Tickets are $35 per vehicle and are on sale now at

“H-E-B is proud to be the title sponsor of Peppermint Parkway. This inaugural event will bring joy to our fellow Central Texans, and H-E-B is delighted to celebrate alongside our neighbors as we drive-thru COTA and enjoy time with our closest friends and family,” said Leslie Sweet, Director of Public Affairs, H-E-B.

The holiday spectacular 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 much more. Upon arrival guests will receive special holiday cookies courtesy of H-E-B (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, ABS Recycling, Chick-fil-a of Bastrop, Kendra Scott, and Hi Tech Motorcars.

“We are so thankful for our sponsors who helped bring this all new family event to reality. The amazing lights, festive music and gigantic holiday themed light sculptures will create a magical experience for all of our guests” said COTA Chairman, Bobby Epstein.

Guests can spot strolling entertainers and experience the magic of the holidays while cruising through Candy Cane Lane, Gingerbread Alley, ATXmas, Frozenland, and more before finally landing at Club Sleigh. Local non-profit organization, I Live Here I Give Here, will be Peppermint Parkway’s official playlist sponsor and will be spinning the holiday favorites all night long.

COTA is also offering ticket upgrades that include:

  • 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, food trucks 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. Peppermint Parkway will operate from 6 – 10:30 p.m. For more information on Peppermint Parkway and to purchase tickets visit:


  1. Love supporting COTA, but this event was like riding a roller coaster. Wait over an hour for a 5 min ride. Then at the end, there was a sign that said “more lights”. Kids got excited and there was nothing but the exit.


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