Charlotte Motor Speedway elves are breaking out the trees, tinsel, ornaments and lights in preparation for a holiday light show extravaganza like no other. Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect and Drive returns Nov. 18 with over three million lights totaling 3.75 miles around the speedway, infield and concourse. Mother Goose, Rapunzel and The Three Little Pigs come to life in this year's "Storybook in Lights" theme that will illuminate the iconic race track.
Disconnect & Drive, an initiative by AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety, has partnered with Charlotte Motor Speedway to offer fans safe, family-friendly holiday fun. AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety is committed to raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, especially hand-held cell phone use behind the wheel.
"Charlotte Motor Speedway's Speedway Christmas light show is a time-honored tradition, recognized throughout the Carolinas for family fun, much like how AAA Carolinas is known for keeping families safe," said Tiffany Wright, public relations manager for AAA Carolinas. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Charlotte Motor Speedway on Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive to encourage everyone to have a safe holiday season and to urge motorists to put down their cell phones while driving."
Building on the fan-friendly holiday atmosphere, this year's Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive - which runs until Dec. 31 but is closed on Christmas Day - will also feature an infield Christmas village with an all-new 50-foot Ferris wheel, Bethlehem village, children's games and photos with Santa. Additionally, fans can sit in their cars and cozy up to Movie Nights on the giant Speedway TV every Thursday-Sunday.
The Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive movie schedule includes:
• 17-18 "Home Alone"
• 22-25 "The Santa Clause"
• 29- Dec. 2 "The Polar Express"
• 6-9 "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
• 13-16 "The Star"
• 20 - 24 - "Frosty's Winter Wonderland, Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Grinch (1966)"
• 26 - 30 - "Home Alone"
Serving as a prelude to the ninth annual Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive, the Egg Nog Jog 5K, a high-energy fun run to kick off the holiday festivities with hundreds of runners taking to the speedway's spectacular infield course will take place Nov. 17.
Fans can buy tickets to the Speedway Christmas lights show, which start at just $20, by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), or click here. Fans are encouraged to register early for the Egg Nog Jog 5K by visiting http://eggnogjog5k.com/register/. Speedway Christmas Tickets are also available at the speedway ticket office.
On Tuesday nights, AAA Carolinas members receive $5 off a regularly priced Speedway Christmas presented by Disconnect & Drive ticket by showing their AAA Carolinas membership card.
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