Charlotte Motor Speedway will shine bright for the holidays during its annual Christmas light show featuring 3.5 million lights spanning a 3.75-mile course that illuminates the iconic race track.
Speedway Christmas also features an infield Christmas village featuring s’mores making, a festival of trees, photos with Santa, Bethlehem Village with live actors and animals, and a snowfall selfie station for holiday photos.
In addition, fans can sit in their cars and cozy up to watch Christmas-themed movies on the giant Speedway TV. (See movie schedule below)
New for 2018, visitors can take a ride in the infield on a 50-foot Ferris wheel! Ferris wheel rides cost $5 per person and are available each night the village is open. Local bands, carolers and choirs will perform Friday and Saturday nights.
The drive-through portion of Speedway Christmas runs nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 18 through Dec. 31. On Thursday through Sunday nights, the Christmas Village is open in the speedway infield. Speedway Christmas will be closed Dec. 25
Tickets cost $20 per car Monday-Wednesday, $25 per car Thursday and Sunday and $30 per car Friday and Saturday.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-455-FANS (3267), or visit charlottemotorspeedway.com. Speedway Christmas tickets are also available at the speedway ticket office.
The Speedway Christmas movie schedule:
Nov. 17-18: Home Alone
Nov. 22-25: The Santa Clause
Nov. 29- Dec. 2: The Polar Express
Dec. 6-9: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Dec. 13-16: The Star
Dec. 20-24: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Grinch (1966)
Dec. 26-30: Home Alone
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