SALISBURY – Trim the tree, hang the wreath and get your wish-list ready. Speedway Christmas is returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway for its fourth year and the spectacular holiday light show will offer more family fun than ever before.
With a new route featuring more than three million lights, a bustling Christmas Village, photos with Santa and so much more, Speedway Christmas is a can’t-miss holiday tradition.
Construction has begun on the 3.1-mile course, which weaves through the infield of the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway and offers visitors the chance to drive on the track. Crews will work seven days a week for the next 17 days preparing for opening night.
In addition to setting up more than 800 light displays, including the fan-favorite lights-to-music display in the frontstretch grandstands, crews will transform the infield into a winter wonderland, featuring a Bethlehem Village and Santa’s Workshop.
Fans can get a sneak peek of the light show and enjoy a concert by Charlotte, N.C.-based Charity Case during the Eggnog Jog 5K on Friday, Nov. 22. New for 2013, the fun run is a unique way for fans to see the lights and kick off the Christmas season. Participants are encouraged to dress in their most festive attire and bring friends. For registration details and more information, visit www.eggnogjog5K.com
The drive-through light show will be open nightly Nov. 23-Dec. 30 from 6-10 p.m., closed Christmas Day. Thursday through Sunday nights, visitors will enjoy even more family entertainment in the Christmas Village. The village includes marshmallow roasting, a petting zoo and kids’ zone, photos with Santa, Bethlehem Village and so much more.
Admission to Speedway Christmas is $15 per car on nights the village is closed and $20 per car on nights the village is open. Group rates for tour buses and corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.