Since Speedway Christmas first opened five years ago, it's become an annual tradition for many families, with visitors traveling from across the country to take in the 3 million lights, huge Christmas village and all the rest. Come make memories with us. Open nightly through Dec. 30. Details >>
With his sleigh getting some maintenance work done and the reindeer catching up on some needed rest before their big night next month, Santa took to the skies in a helicopter to help officially open Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The lights shone brightly and Santa costumes were everywhere as nearly 1,000 runners got a sneak peek at Speedway Christmas and the more than 3 million lights and 800 displays along the 3.1-mile course, during Charlotte Motor Speedway's second annual Egg Nog Jog 5K Friday night.
Legendary "Dukes of Hazzard" duo John Schneider and Tom Wopat are helping support Charlotte-area children in need by headlining the Generals' Christmas Concert hosted by the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities on Dec. 1.