North Carolina

Fans are packing into Speedway Christmas, Charlotte Motor Speedway‘s annual family-friendly showcase of lights, for an unforgettable dose of Christmas cheer throughout the iconic superspeedway. To accommodate the growing crowd, the expansive infield Christmas village will be open nightly through Christmas Eve, while the light show runs through Dec. 31. The show opens from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is closed Christmas Day.

  • Last chance for photos with Santa is Dec. 24; Ice Princess available for photos each night through Dec. 31. Speedway Christmas will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25
  • “THE POLAR EXPRESS” will be featured nightly through Dec. 24 on Fox 46 Movie Nights
  • BETHLEHEM VILLAGE AND PETTING ZOO: Families can enjoy a large petting zoo with llamas, a donkey, ponies, goats and cows. Animals will also join volunteer actors to bring the Christmas story to life in a living Bethlehem nativity scene.
  • HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES: Few things encapsulate the holiday spirit like a horse-drawn wagon ride, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway version takes fans through the lights encircling the infield Christmas village.