Start Your Engines: Speedway Christmas Is Starting Up Soon And It’s Amazing
Christmas K 104.7 is excited to team up with Charlotte Motor Speedway this year for their amazing annual event, Speedway Christmas. All the fun is kicking off this Friday, November 17 and we’ll be a part of the countdown to kick off the event. If you’re unfamiliar with what Speedway Christmas offers, let me fill you in!
Speedway Christmas is giving us bigger and better this year! Driving through all of the holiday amazement will turn any adult into a wide-eyed child! This year you’ll be able to see 5 million lights over 4 miles at Charlotte Motor Speedway. New this year is an illuminated walking trail, that will give you another angle on the awesome lights. According to the website, in addition to the 4-mile lights show, the infield Christmas village features photos with Santa, food vendors, fire pits for s’mores and a 360-degree selfie camera.
Speedway Christmas will be open rain or shine from November 17 through January 7, 2024.The lights are beginning at 6 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. If you’re already on the property and in line for the lights at 10 p.m., you’ll be allowed to drive through. You’ll definitely want to go early to make sure you can see all the Christmas lights! The only day the lights will be closing is Christmas Eve. The Christmas Village is open Thursday through Sunday.
Magic and Movies
There are more than just magical lights to see at Speedway Christmas! Queen City News is presenting movie nights on the Speedway’s 16,000-square-foot TV. You can see the lights and snuggle up for movie time! This year’s movies are:
- Nov. 17-19: “Christmas Vacation”
- Nov. 23-26: “The Grinch” presented by Bojangles
- Nov. 30-Dec 3: Classic Christmas shorts presented by Food Lion
- Dec. 7-10: “White Christmas” presented by Cook Out
- Dec. 14-19: “Elf” presented by AutoBell
- Dec. 20-23: “Polar Express” presented by Cook Out
- Dec. 26-27: “Nutcracker”
- Dec. 28-31: “Home Alone”
If you have family coming in for Thanksgiving or Christmas, Speedway Christmas is a great local attraction to take them to! Kids and adults alike will have a wonderful time. All the details about Speedway Christmas can be found here. This is an event you definitely need to see this year!