Bells A’Ringing: The Guide to the Official Peppermint Parkway Playlist
A welcoming, warm holiday cheer fills the air at COTA this time of year, thanks to the fan-favorite Peppermint Parkway playlist! All season long, you’ll hear go-to holiday hits playing as you drive through Peppermint Parkway, the annual holiday extravaganza at Circuit of The Americas. Whether you prefer windows down and winter wind in your hair, or bundling up with cocoa and blankets, these songs craft the atmosphere for a memorable, magical experience for all.
Peppermint Parkway’s official playlist starts off with The O’Neill Brothers Group’s “Wonderful Christmas Time – Instrumental Version.” This compassionate piano rendition of a holiday favorite acts as a reminder to take a pause to experience the beauty of the moment, whether you’re in a carful of loved ones or on a cozy date night.
Down the list, “Sleigh Ride” from sister-cousin trio The Ronettes adds an oomph to your drive. Lead singer Veronica Bennett’s voice is one you know, or will surely remember, as you groove to this 1963 cover.
Following the NYC group, Willie Nelson delivers a jubilant, harmonica-backed version of “Frosty the Snowman” for native Austinites and Western country music fans.
The holidays wouldn’t be the same without the classical crooning of Michael Bublé or Frank Sinatra, so cruise windows down to their covers of “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bells”, respectively.
Ring in the holidays with beloved Puerto Rican singer/songwriter José Feliciano. Written in a Los Angeles recording studio hundreds of miles away from his big Puerto Rican family in New York City, Feliciano created one of the most memorable Spanish-English holidays songs when he penned “Feliz Navidad.”
This is just a sampling of the sweet tracks playing all season long at Peppermint Parkway. As you make your drive, you’re sure to hear some of the favorites above. Reminisce on your time on the Parkway any time of the year by cranking up the Official Peppermint Parkway Playlist for some holiday cheer.