Students at Jay M. Robinson High School, in Concord, N.C., will play a special role in the completion of Carolina Christmas, a spectacular 2.5-mile drive-through Christmas light park and village located on the track and infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Students in the cabinetry and furniture class and theater class at the high school will be lending a hand in the preparation for the unique holiday event.

The school's cabinetry and furniture students will help Santa out by building a special throne area for children to visit and take pictures and will build a workshop area for Santa's elves to finish up the toy making for the holiday rush. The theater students, also from Jay M. Robinson, helped to design the set for Santa's Workshop, one of the many Carolina Christmas displays in the infield of the speedway.

The students, in grades 9 through 12, have volunteered for the

project and are giving up time after school to help complete it.  

Open nightly from Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2011, Carolina Christmas will be one of the largest holiday light shows in the United States, featuring nearly 500 different LED, or light emitting diode, light displays, a live Nativity scene in a realistic Bethlehem-themed village, carriage rides, a festival of trees and photos with Santa.

Operating hours for Carolina Christmas will be 6 to 10 p.m., Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2011. Tickets are available online at www.visitcarolinachristmas.com or at the gate nightly during event hours for drive-up traffic. Admission is just $20 per passenger vehicle, with group and motorcoach packages available. Families may also take advantage of The Speedway Club's Holiday Dinners and Carolina Christmas packages, which includes a speedway-provided ride through the Carolina Christmas display and full individual or family-style holiday meals starting at just $20. For more information, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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