See Some Lights (and Ride a Camel) at the Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Motor Speedway event runs through Dec. 31, 2017

See Some Lights (and Ride a Camel) at the Speedway Christmas

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway

Camel rides and more than 3 million lights are just two reasons why folks get revved up about Speedway Christmas.

Held annually at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, visitors can enjoy a three-mile course of holiday lights (most are LED) throughout the grounds. There’s a lights-to-music drive-thru section, two tunnels of lights, a 12 Days of Christmas exhibit in the grandstands and other themed displays. Visitors can drive on the actual racetrack for roughly one mile.

In the infield, a Christmas village offers camel and pony rides, a petting zoo, a Bethlehem village with live actors, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa’s workshop, and photos with Santa and the Ice Princess.

Speedway Christmas runs through Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, except for Monday, Dec. 25. The Christmas Village is open Thursdays through Sunday and most of Christmas week. Passes range from $20 per car (Mondays, village closed) to $30 per car (Saturdays, village open).

For more information and to buy tickets, call 800-455-3267 or visit

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