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Speedway in Lights - Bristol Motor Speedway
A Tunnel of Holiday Lights

A Tunnel of Holiday Lights

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bristol Motor Speedway
Speedway in Lights - Bristol Motor Speedway
November 15, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Bristol, Tennessee

Special Note: Speedway in Lights has a new entrance location. The new entrance is at the Bristol Dragway entrance, on Highway 394 - not at the South entrance of the Speedway on Volunteer Parkway as in previous years.

The roar of the engines is replaced with the twinkling of two million lights during Bristol Motor Speedway's annual Speedway in Lights. Along the four mile route, including a drive around the World's Fastest Half-Mile, visitors delight in hundreds of displays.

A sampling of highlights and annual favorites includes:

  • Symphony of Lights - The largest display to be added in Speedway in Lights's 14-year history, this light show features a large Christmas tree, dancing snowflakes, arches and fountains, consisting of more than 300,000 LED lights synchronized to music.

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas - A dozen scenes stretch for 180 feet, each approximately 10 feet tall and nearly 15 feet wide, depicting holiday scenes.

  • The Sea Of Illumination - Presented by Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, this popular display features almost 750 feet of sparkling fish, sharks and other sea creatures.

  • The Animated Snowman Attraction - Flying snowballs build a huge snowman.

  • Dinosaur Village - This display features six dinosaurs and an erupting volcano.
Other attractions include an ice skating rink and 300-foot long tube slide, both open Thursday, November 14, 2013 through Sunday, January 12, 2014 on scheduled days during the season. Also, visit the Christmas Village for photos with Santa, food vendors, carnival rides and crafts vendors.

For additional information about the schedule and tickets, visit: Bristol Motor Speedway Website.

Next Destination: 100 Miles of Lights - Richmond to Virginia Beach
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