Ford Speedway In Lights Set to Open Nov. 15; WILL FEATURE NEW BATTLE AT BRISTOL FAN ZONE AND LIGHT DISPLAY
Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway transforms into a four-plus mile winter wonderland November 15 as Ford Speedway in Lights powered by TVA kicks off 17th season featuring a new Battle at Bristol Fan Zone and Light Display. Filled with more than 200 dazzling exhibits, the largest holiday light show in the South and one of the biggest in the country has become a must-see tradition that continues to grow in popularity, setting a weekend attendance record of 20,000 visitors last year.
During its seven-weeks run, the holiday display, along with its companion events - the Johnson Controls Ice Rink and HVAC Chill Hill - offer guests an evening of enchantment and allows them to give back as proceeds benefit the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.
The 2013-2014 route of twinkling lights features returning favorites such as the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies display located under the Speedway's front stretch grandstands and the SUBWAY® Symphony of Lights, a synchronized light exhibit covering the Darrell Waltrip grandstand and featuring more than 300,000 LED lights blinking in time with the music. The SUBWAY® Symphony of Lights also features a large Christmas tree, along with dazzling snowflakes that dance in harmony on a large, ever-changing background. Light covered arches, reflecting brilliant colors on more than three acres of aluminum grandstand seating, set the stage for a magnificent scene.
Along with these returning favorites, this year's tour gives fans of the gridiron a Battle at Bristol preview. It features a lighted, football-themed display set atop the Goodyear building in Turns 1 and 2 of the BMS and a small-scale replica of the field, complete with Virginia Tech and Tennessee end zones, positioned on the front stretch pit road.
Those stopping at Speedway In Lights Christmas Village not only have the opportunity to visit Santa Claus, take a spin on various carnival rides, and toast marshmallows over a fire, but may also take in the Battle at Bristol Fan Zone and, on some nights, be able to test their skills at various interactive football activities.
Guests must enter the sparkling holiday display route at the Bristol Dragway entrance, just off Hwy. 394. Ford Speedway In Lights remains open through Jan. 4. Tickets for the show, open nightly 6-10 p.m., are available at Bristol Dragway Tower ticket booths. Prices for cars are $12 Sunday through Thursday, and $15 Friday and Saturday. Activity van tickets are $20 each night and tickets for buses are $85 each night. Both the Johnson Controls Ice Rink ($7 admission/skate rental) and HVAC Chill Hill ($7) open Thursday, Nov. 14.
For more information concerning Ford Speedway In Lights, the Johnson Controls Ice Rink or HVAC Chill Hill, please call (855) 580-5525.