Irwindale Speedway Becomes “Santa’s Speedway” for special Christmas Lights Drive-Thru Experience


Designed to make Christmas this year a little bit brighter, the limited engagement, all ages, immersive experience will transport families into a Christmas Wonderland as they drive along an actual NASCAR track and come face to face with jaw dropping lighting displays including the World’s Largest Free Standing Light Tree from Mobile Illumination, the company responsible for the Grove, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers’ Christmas Extravaganzas

Advance tickets for the limited engagement experience are available today

IRWINDALE, CA, NOVEMBER 6, 2020 – Irwindale Speedway & Event Center, the premier motorsports facility of its kind in Southern California, in collaboration with Mobile Illumination, the company known for its spectacular Christmas tree lighting extravaganzas at The Grove, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios, today announced that it will open Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru, its
all new, holiday themed immersive experience for families on November 25, 2020. Advanced tickets for the limited engagement all ages experience are available starting today on

Open to the public from November 25, 2020 – January 10, 2021, this 30-45 minute safe yet riveting experience is designed to transport families of all ages into the magical world of Christmas as they witness first-hand a series of jaw dropping Christmas scenes and holiday themed vignettes. As families enter Santa’s Speedway between a pathway of California’s largest color changing display of palm trees, they will experience the exhilaration of driving on an actual NASCAR racetrack as they come across Santa’s Village with elves hard at work, a land filled with Christmas sweets including 20ft tall illuminated lollipops, Rudolph’s Enchanted garage filled with Racecar Reindeers, a 100 ft long lit Christmas bow and light display, plus a scene worthy of grabbing Santa’s attention – the world’s largest free standing light tree, measuring 110ft and made up of over 100,000 LED lights.

“At Mobile Illumination, our team thrives on creating exciting destination experiences that families can enjoy and Christmas has been at the foundation of some of our favorite projects,” said Jason Zdenek, president of Mobile Illumination. “Irwindale Speedway is the perfect canvas in which to paint the Magic of Christmas. We have designed a several mile long experience that will offer guests the thrill of driving on an actual race track combined with the joys of Christmas lighting, decorations, and memories that will last a lifetime.”

Families in search of something additionally sweet will be able to enjoy themed concessions including Christmas cocoa and pre-packaged holiday treats, an interactive scavenger hunt, as well as the opportunity to mail a letter to Santa and get an actual email back. Special social media handles for instagram: @SantasSpeedway and Facebook: Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru will also be made available for participants to share their experience with loved ones online.

“As a family entertainment venue, it was only natural for the Speedway to look for ways for the community to come together and share in the positive spirit of the holiday season,” said Tim Huddleston, president of Irwindale Speedway. “While the holidays may not look the same for many, we look forward to welcoming families throughout Southern California to our state of the art facility, and providing them with a drive-thru experience that is bound to not only inspire but to make Christmas this year a little bit brighter.”

Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Drive Thru Spectacular at the Irwindale Speedway & Event Center will run nightly starting at 5 pm and will cost $75 per car. During the experience, all passengers must be in a seat with a seat belt, and must wear masks if outside of the car during restroom and concession use.

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