BRISTOL (WJHL) – It’s that time of the year for the Bristol Motor Speedway to lighten up your holiday spirits! The Speedway in Lights will take place at the Pinnacle opening Friday, November 17, 2017 running through Saturday, January 6, 2017, for its 21st season. The event costs 15$ for cars from Sunday through Thursday and 20$ on Friday and Saturday Nights. For 45$, guests can take advantage of Jingle Bell Lane, which is the “fast pass” option that offers a shorter wait time to enter the attraction.
In addition to the Pinnacle, there will be a lot of new things happening this year including a new section added to the famed route called “Race to Space”, a Bristol chapter of Speedway Childrens Charities Fundraiser hosted by the popular Moes Speedway in Lights 5K presented by Fleet Feet Sports will be joined making it’s 2017 return by the new Tastings, Bites and Twinkling Lights a gourmet food, wine, craft beers and high-end spirits tasting.
The “Race to Space “famed route is an exciting new section to the Speedway designed for an out of this world experience. Sponsored by Mycroft Signs, this route will guide visitors through a galaxy themed tunnel taking visitors through space.
The popular Moes Speedway Lights 5K will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Participants will be the first to gaze upon the region’s largest lights display and will get to finish the run at a holiday party located inside the oval. Guests may sign up with advanced registration for $30, which can be completed at http://bit.ly/SCCSIL5K. Registration the day of the run will cost $35. Kids 12-and-under are only $15.
Also inside the oval, the popular Appalachian country-themed Christmas Village presented by Eastman Credit Union will feature holiday vendors, family-friendly midway rides (including a merry-go-round, pirate ship, bumper cars and more), arts and crafts, hot chocolate with marshmallows and as always, scheduled appearances by Santa Claus.
The World’s Fastest Half-Mile is Tastings, Bites and Twinkling Lights, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy tastings and bites, from several locally highlighted restaurants wineries and breweries, all while sitting atop Bristol Motor Speedway overlooking the holiday lights show.
Many of these favorites include The Martha Washington Inn, The Virginian, Johnson City Catering Group, Abingdon Olive Oil, Tupelo Honey Café, Whiskey Rebellion, Studio Brew, Yee-Haw Brewery and more. Including a special gift provided by Abingdon Olive Oil. Tickets for this event are $50 and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/SCCTBTL with all proceeds going to SCC.
For more information on these events please visit bristolmotorspeedway.com.
Written by WJHL Intern Lauryn Lewis.
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