Speedway Christmas Testing Nearly Complete Ahead of Fun-Filled Opening Night on Saturday
Crews have been working since mid-October to string more than 3 million lights along the 3.75-mile course, which features spectacular synchronized lights-to-music displays and a bustling Christmas village complete with a petting zoo, photos with Santa, carnival rides and more.
Speedway Christmas officially kicks off Saturday night with the Egg Nog Jog 5K family fun run at 5:45 p.m. More than 1,500 runners have already registered for the non-timed walk/run through the lights. The drive-through portion of the show will open to cars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and remain open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31 (closed Christmas Day).
Tickets are $20 per car Monday-Wednesday nights (lights only), $25 per car Thursday and Sunday nights (lights and village) and $30 per car Friday and Saturday nights (lights and village). Tickets can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or at the gate.