Cruise into the holidays at Speedway Christmas

CONCORD, N.C. — Charlotte Motor Speedway is dropping the green flag on a festive holiday season with one of the largest drive-thru, lights-to-music events in the country.

Speedway Christmas features 4 million LED lights along a 3.75-mile course that takes guests around the legendary track, through the infield and under the concourse.

In addition to the lights and decorations, there is also a Christmas village with rides, vendors and marshmallow roasting, and Santa is set up for photos. The village also features holiday classic movies presented on the 16,000-square-foot Speedway TV. The movie schedule is listed below:

Nov. 18-20: “Die Hard” and “The Holiday”

Nov. 24-27: “Christmas Vacation”

Dec. 1-4: “The Grinch”

Dec. 8-11: “Elf”

Dec. 15-18: “A Christmas Story”

Dec. 19-Dec. 25: “The Polar Express”

Dec. 29-Jan. 1: “Home Alone”

Know before you go:

Speedway Christmas will be open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 18, 2002 through Jan. 16, 2023, with the exception of limited private events and Christmas Eve. The Christmas village is open every Thursday through Sunday night and throughout the week of Christmas.

Tickets are sold per vehicle, starting at $30 Monday through Wednesday and $40 Thursday through Sunday.

Fast Lane tickets, which allows pass holders to skip the line Thursday through Sunday, cost $70 per vehicle.

The first 250 vehicles to visit the show on opening night will be admitted free, and the first 250 vehicles on Saturday and Sunday will receive a commemorative Speedway Christmas ornament.

For more information or to buy tickets, go to charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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