Speedway Christmas is at Charlotte Motor Speedway for a 14th year in 2023. It’s included in our list of the best Christmas light displays in the Charlotte area.
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Read on for all the information you need.
It is taking place from November 17, 2023, through January 7, 2024, with the exception of Christmas Day. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The light show is along a 4 mile drive-thru course. The lights are synchronized to Christmas music that you can listen to from your car radio.
There are more than 800 individual displays, including some that are eight stories tall. All in all, more than 4 million lights are in play.
The infield Christmas Village will return, every Thursday through Saturday. Visitors can exit their cars and enjoy holiday activities like photos with Santa, a live nativity scene, some rides, making s’mores by the fire, and shopping for gifts.
On those nights there will also be popular Christmas drive-in movies to enjoy on the 16,000 square foot Speedway TV screen.
Tickets for Speedway Christmas
NOTE: We are awaiting information on ticket prices for 2023. Below are ticket prices from last year.
The price for Speedway Christmas varies, depending on the day of the week. The price is per vehicle. It ranges from $30 to $40 per car. You can have a maximum of 15 people in a car. So if you know someone with a big van, you can save money by going with them!
Monday to Wednesday:
- Car: $30
- Bus: $140
- Express Lane closed
- Christmas Village closed
Thursday to Sunday:
- Car: $40
- Bus: $175
- Express Lane: $70
- Christmas Village open
Time saving tips for Speedway Christmas
- Go Mon-Wed. There shouldn’t be a wait. Second choice: Sunday or Thursday.
- If you want to go Friday or Saturday, go EARLY. Get there before it opens.
- If your time is scarce, but money isn’t, you can get a fastpass for some of the nights.
Mobile tickets will be accepted.
More Holiday Events
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