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Circuit of the Americas transformed into Winter Wonderland

This hallway of lights changes colors and patterns that resemble in intricate designs.

Marcelo Cruz and Ulysses Luna

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Featuring, lights, music and rides, the Winter Wonderland event at the Circuit is now open and is a phenomenal experience for children, teenagers, and adults alike.

With countless amounts of beautiful lights, carnival rides, train rides, a petting zoo, camel rides, food trucks, a full store, and even a hot air balloon there is fun for the whole family. Or it could be a destination for a perfect date with that special someone.

After getting tickets and walking into the main entrance of the Circuit there is the skating rink centered around a bright Christmas tree of lights with classic holiday music to skate to. en to the right and left side of the skating rink are carnival rides such as a few kiddie rides for children, bumper cars, and a Ferris wheel. Past the carnival rides on the right side of the entrance is the start of the pathway of lights around the F1 racetrack with beautiful bright lights and fascinating designs. The pathway goes along half of the racetrack with a full stage and live bands performing Christmas music. Halfway through the pathway, there is a shortcut that leads to Santa’s Workshop for those little ones who want to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.

The miniature train rode back and forth along the racetrack giving the riders a wonderful view of the lights and scenery around them. Everywhere you went, Christmas music played all around the Winter Wonderland. A group of trees outfitted with synchronized lights created an animated scene of singing Christmas trees with children dancing in front of their light soft glow.

The general admission for ages 6 and up is $16 a ticket, but there are no costs for parking. Be prepared to spend some money on high priced food and drinks with water bottles priced at $4, and barbecue sandwiches running $10.

For more information check out the official Winter Wonderland at the Circuit website.

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About the Contributors
Marcelo Cruz, Co-Photo Editor

Name: Marcelo Cruz
Grade: 12
Academy: New Tech
Year on Staff: 3rd year
Title: Co-Photo Editor
I joined Akins newspaper because iv’e always loved taking photos and writing, being on staff allows me to show others my work.
My side hobbies other than taking photos is playing games on the Xbox One and watching anime.
After high school I plan to go to ACC for trademark classes wielding, and blacksmithing. And then I plan on teaching myself how to make blades and I plan to open my own blade smith shop in the future.

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Ulysses Luna, Photo Co-Editor

Name: Ulysses Luna Medel
Grade: 11th
Academy: New Tech
Year on Staff: 1st Year
Title: Photo Co-Editor
Why they are on staff? I was previously in Commercial Photography and tried out newspaper last year.
What do you do for fun? I ride my bike and adventure around Austin
What movie do you recommend that everyone watch? Ender’s Game
Plans for after high school? College, Photography, Videography, Bike Mechanic at a bike shop
Hidden Talent (optional): BMX

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