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Speedway Christmas presented by Atrium Health

Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:00 PM 10:00 PM

Speedway Christmas presented by Atrium Health features four million LED Christmas lights strewn across a four-mile course, with displays and lights synchronized to Christmas-themed music. The show is open rain or shine, and features synchronized lights to music on 101.3 FM.

NOTE: Speedway Christmas is closed on Christmas Eve. Friday and Saturday are the busiest nights and guests may experience extended wait times for entry. Consider Sunday through Thursday nights for quicker entry, and arrive early.


Speedway Christmas Tickets

Speedway Christmas Tickets

Make this holiday season a special one! Enjoy four million LED Christmas lights, all set to Christmas music, as well as a festive Christmas village! It's fun for the whole family!

To purchase tickets, start by selecting the date on the calendar below

NOTE: Express Lane & Christmas Village Closed: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday except Dec. 19 - 21



General Admission Entrance: 5555 Concord Parkway, Concord, NC 28027 

• Enter at main CMS entrance 
• Follow signs and traffic control to light show entrance entrance

Express Lane Entrance: 5197 Morehead Road, Concord, NC 28027

• Enter at entrance P off Morehead Road
• Follow signs from Entrance P to Gate 25 light show entrance


Speedway Christmas presented by Atrium Health features a dedicated Express Lane entry every Thursday-Sunday night through January 1, 2023. For $70 per vehicle (up to 15 passengers), guests can skip the wait! To access the Express Lane, visitors should enter at Entrance P off of Morehead Road and follow the signs. View Express Lane map.

Advance purchase light show passes are available but not required. Drive-up passes are available at the gate. All advanced tickets must be purchased for the specific night that you plan to attend.  If you are unsure of when you will attend, purchasing a pass when you arrive might be best.

Yes. Onsite ticket booths will accept any major credit card or cash as form of payment.

Nov. 18-20: “The Holiday” and “Die Hard” presented by Bojangles
Nov. 24-27: “Christmas Vacation” presented by Cook Out
Dec. 1-4: “The Grinch” presented by Food Lion
Dec. 8-11: “Elf” presented by AutoBell
Dec. 15-18: “A Christmas Story” presented by Cook Out
Dec. 19-25: (closed Dec. 24): “The Polar Express” presented by Lidl
Dec. 29-Jan. 1: “Home Alone 1” presented by Coca-Cola Consolidated

The infield Christmas Village is open Thursday-Sunday nights.  Village highlights include a new 360 degree camera experience in Victory Lane, Photos with Santa, merchandise vendors, food and beverage, fire pits for roasting s’mores and an indoor movie theater.

Food: Funnel Cakes, Chicken Tenders, BBQ, Turkey Legs, Pitas, Gyros, Candy & Much More!

Beverages: Soft Drinks, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Water, Beer & Wine
Alcohol sales will close at 9 p.m. in accordance with NC alcohol mandates and all other concessions close at 10 p.m.

Speedway Christmas is open nightly through Nov. 18-Jan. 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The show will be closed Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. See the full event calendar and follow the speedway’s social media channels for updates.

If you are in line on Charlotte Motor Speedway property at 10:00P you will be given the opportunity to purchase a vehicle pass and enjoy the light display.  If you are in line on surrounding roads near Charlotte Motor Speedway at 10:00P, access to the property will be closed and you will be asked to return to enjoy the show another night.

Yes, dogs are permitted to participate as long as they stay in the vehicle when your family visits the Christmas Village.

All sales are final and promotions and discounts cannot be added retroactively.  Tickets are valid any day during the open season.

We will do our best to notify the public as quickly as possible if we must close due to bad weather conditions.

One vehicle pass is redeemable for one carload entry to Speedway Christmas.

Yes, please turn off your headlights when you drive through the Speedway Christmas display.  If you cannot turn your lights off, please turn your lights on dim.

Unfortunately, due to insurance regulations, motorcycles are not permitted through the Speedway Christmas light show display.

* All ticket prices subject to N.C. sales tax