Charlotte Speedway Christmas
Just a quick note tonight to let my local friends know about another of our favorite Holiday outings, the Charlotte Speedway Christmas!
For the locals, think of it as Tanglewood, only zigzagged around a giant famous race track! Tons and tons of lights of course, with some bonus stuff like a petting zoo, pictures with Santa, horse-and-carriage rides, marshmallows roasted over open fire pits outside, indoor craft and food vendors, and possibly my favorite part, a drive-in movie in the infield!
The cost doesn’t seem too harsh at first, $20 on the weekends for a car load when the movie is playing and the Christmas Village on the infield is open. I believe it’s a bit cheaper on week nights when you’re really just seeing the lights.
It’s much like a day at the fair though… you can get in and walk through everything for $20, which also includes the movie, but be prepared for $4 here and $10 there if you want a funnel cake or a picture with Santa. The petting zoo is free but the feed costs $2. The fire is free, but the marshmallows are a couple of bucks. That sort of thing, you can do it cheap or you can end up spending some cash if you do everything while you’re there.
Their web site has rates, tickets available for purchase in advance, and movie schedules:
Word to the wise- apparently, you’re not supposed to pet the animals in the Bethlehem Village scene at the entrance! The townsfolk chucked me right outta there, politely, and while they weren’t too harsh on me at all, they did mention that word of my shenanigans may make it to Santa! The petting zoo is farther into the infield. True story.
We love to go for lots of reasons, even though it’s about an hour from us. This year we took the boy’s car so that we could gloat that it has run up Turn 2 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway!
Cheers from the www.ThreeFiveZero.com Holiday Speedway