Speedway Christmas — with more than 3,000,000 lights and an improved lights-to-music drive-thru section along the 3.5-mile course — is one of several holiday activities happening now and through December.
Speedway Christmas — with more than 3,000,000 lights and an improved lights-to-music drive-thru section along the 3.5-mile course — is one of several holiday activities happening now and through December. Charlotte Observer 2013 file photo
Speedway Christmas — with more than 3,000,000 lights and an improved lights-to-music drive-thru section along the 3.5-mile course — is one of several holiday activities happening now and through December. Charlotte Observer 2013 file photo

Happening nearby: Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2016 in Lake Norman, Huntersville, Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson

November 29, 2016 12:34 PM

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