Speedway Christmas Illuminates Charlotte Motor Speedway at Packed Opening Night
Charlotte Motor Speedway revved the holiday season into high gear on Saturday night when Speedway Christmas' remarkable light show brought thousands of fans to the speedway for a fun night of Christmas lights, fireworks and a sprawling infield Christmas village full of family-friendly attractions.
In addition to 3 million Christmas lights around an expansive 3.75-mile course, the speedway's annual Egg Nog Jog 5K concluded prior to Saturday evening's opening of Speedway Christmas. A record crowd of more than 1,700 runners adorned holiday-themed attire while taking part in the ultimate Christmas fun run around Charlotte's iconic superspeedway. Speedway Christmas attendees were also treated to a petting zoo, live nativity scene and photos with Santa in the Christmas Village as well as a showing of "The Polar Express," the first of 26 FOX 46 Movie Nights on the 16,000-square-foot Speedway TV.
"It's just a really fun, festive event to visit," said Judy Dougherty of Kannapolis, North Carolina. "The light show is really great. There's a lot to see and it's nice for families to come out and enjoy."
Fans can buy tickets to the Speedway Christmas lights show, which start at just $20, by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), or visiting http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/.
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