The Irwindale Speedway debuts the second annual Santa’s Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-thru, a limited engagement, immersive, all-ages experience that transports families into the magical world of Christmas.
The 30-45 minute experience features a series of Christmas scenes and holiday vignettes.
Families drive down a pathway of color-changing palm trees onto the NASCAR racetrack decked out as Santa’s Village, with elves at work, giant illuminated lollipops and drive-thru ornaments, Rudolph’s Enchanted Stables, Christmas bow and light display, Christmas trees and Snowmen made from tires, plus the world’s largest free standing light tree, measuring 110 feet tall and made up of over 100,000 LED lights.
The experience concludes with a New Year’s vignette featuring a 9 ft LED bottle of champagne that bursts into celebration, creating a cascade of bubbles reading, “Happy New Year” overhead.
Other fun includes themed concessions like Christmas cocoa and pre-packaged holiday treats, and the opportunity to come up close and personal with Santa himself as he waves and talks to them from the cockpit of his 40 ft locomotive.