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.

After the run, participants were treated to a concert by the popular Charlotte, North Carolina-based Charity Case band. In line with the season of giving, all proceeds from the Charity Case performance benefit Ace and TJ's Grin Kids. A portion of the proceeds from the Eggnog Jog 5K will support Speedway Children's Charities.

The jog kicked off more than a month of holiday fun at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The drive-through Speedway Christmas show opens Saturday, Nov. 22 and will be open nightly through Dec. 30 from 6-10 p.m., except Christmas Day.

Every Thursday through Sunday night, fans will also enjoy an enchanted Christmas Village with a petting zoo, Bethlehem Village, photos with Santa and more. In addition, guests can watch holiday classics like "Elf," "Polar Express" and "Frozen" every Friday and Saturday night.

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.

Fans can also get great deals on souvenirs for their favorite NASCAR friends and family members at the 22st annual Black Friday Blow-Out. The popular day-after-Thanksgiving event will open on Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. and will close at 4 p.m. Fans who purchase at least $50 in souvenirs or a qualifying race ticket package, or those who make a minimum $25 donation to Speedway Children's Charities can drive their personal vehicle around the famed 1.5-mile superspeedway.

For more information, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 1-800-455-FANS (3267). For daily updates on Speedway Christmas or any speedway activity, connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLTMotorSpdwy or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/charlottemotorspeedway.