A family takes pictures under the lights at COTA

Photo: Will van Overbeek

Winter Wonderland at COTA

Select dates, Nov. 23-Dec. 30
Circuit of The Americas
9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Austin.
512-301-6600; circuitoftheamericas.com/winter-wonderland

You’ve rocked around the Christmas tree, but have you raced around the Christmas tree? Thanks to a new tradition at the Circuit of The Americas, you can now do both. Returning for its second year, Winter Wonderland at COTA offers a road-tested way to celebrate the holidays in Austin. For five weeks, COTA’s Grand Plaza and surrounding grounds transform into an immersive experience after dark with a million lights, holiday music, visits with Santa, and food trucks. General admission tickets include access to a picturesque tunnel of lights, Santa’s workshop, a live music stage, singing trees, and The Chinese Lantern Festival—reimagined with modern technology for a mesmerizing and colorful event that will immerse guests in the culture and arts of authentic China. Trips to the top of the North Pole, a petting zoo, and camel rides are offered for an additional cost. Round out the night with a spin around a giant skating rink on the floor level of the Austin360 Amphitheater.

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