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December 1, 2023

COTA’s Holiday Gift Guide for Little Racers

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COTA is ready to bring cheer during the most wonderful time of the year. With a little help from Pepper and Mint in Peppermint Plaza, the COTA team has cooked up a list of holiday gifts. If you’re looking to put the finishing touches on your family holiday shopping, each gift below will be available at Peppermint Parkway all season long.

Tower Observation Deck Brick Kit

New to COTA this year, the Tower Observation Deck Brick Kit will easily become a household favorite. Standing at just 5” x 5 1/4”, this brick kit is a perfect addition to any board game lovers’ shelf, present for the puzzler at home, and will light up the Lego fan’s life.

Find the COTA Tower Observation Deck Brick Kits at any merch kiosk or in the COTA Karting store.

Kiddie Karting

If your child can’t get enough of the on-track action during COTA’s motorsport events, maybe it’s time to get them behind the wheel. A fun and safe way for your future Formula 1 driver to start their racing career (or at least have a good time) is right here at the state’s premier karting destination. Kids ages 5-12 can experience what it’s like to race on a kid-only, kid-safe track. Racers must be 36-inches tall. Kiddie Karting makes for a memorable holiday present for a young motorsport fan and provides the perfect setting for the coolest birthday party.  

Reserve your Kiddie Karting race time on-site at COTA Karting or buy online.


A Peppermint Parkway exclusive, find many favorite animal plushies available for a last-minute holiday gift including a shark, corgi, and even an axolotl plushie. If your child is looking for a new best friend to snuggle with, Pepper and Mint have you covered at Peppermint Parkway. 

The Plushies will be available exclusively at merch kiosks all throughout Peppermint Parkway.

Melissa & Doug Create-A-Craft Wooden Race Car

Back on the shelves only for this holiday season, the Melissa & Doug Create-A-Craft Wooden Race Car is suited for kids ages 4 and up and perfect for the young motorsport’s artist or future mechanic in your life. It comes with a paintbrush, glue, four primary colors for painting and motorsports themed stickers. Watch it come alive with easy assembly for year-round fun. 

The Melissa & Doug Create-A-Craft Wooden Race Car will be available exclusively at merch kiosks all throughout Peppermint Parkway. 

Circuit of The Americas Puzzle

Something for the whole family, the 1000-piece Circuit of The Americas puzzle features a photo of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Fan Track Walk which occurs each year during the Podium Ceremony. Pepper and Mint suggest working on the puzzle on a cozy night in by the fire, cocoa in hand. 

The Circuit of The Americas Puzzle will be available exclusively at merch kiosks all season long.  

Little Racer T-Shirts

A good go-to for all race fans, a COTA t-shirt is the perfect gift for a little racer who wants to show off their love for The Circuit. 

Tip from Pepper and Mint: Buy a couple sizes up if your child needs a new sleep shirt.  

T-shirts will be available exclusively at merch kiosks all season long. 

COTA Kiddo Snapsuits

These COTA snapsuits are made of 100% cotton, feature a shoulder flap (so there’s no tugging to get your baby’s head through the neckline), and come in sizes ages 6 to 24 months. They’re machine washable and feature an easy tear label. For families that love motorsports, the snapsuit features a printed image of a COTA racecar driver.  

COTA snapsuits will be available exclusively at merch kiosks all season long.

Additional Goodies

Sometimes the best gifts are experiences, and if you’re already making your way to the Parkway, Pepper and Mint have some add-on favorites to make your time even more magical. Add-on a Track Lap, where you can safely drive your own car on the world-famous COTA racetrack behind a lead car. Check out the Flashy Blinky Magic Bag or head up the COTA Observation Tower (transformed into a Candy Cane during Peppermint Parkway) to get Santa’s point of view. There’s no age limit to go up the Tower and kids under three are free. 

Find all ticket packages and add-ons online or purchase at the Lot A tented entrance. Check out the COTA merch kiosks all throughout the Peppermint Parkway season for more little racer gifts that are sure to make your spirit as bright as the Peppermint Plaza lights.

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