Celebrate the Holidays at NASCAR Hall of Fame

NASCAR Hall of Fame Season’s Greetings
NASCAR Hall of Fame Season’s Greetings

Getting to the checkered flag at the holiday finish line just isn’t the same without a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR Hall staff has an infield full of fun holiday activities for families to get their Christmas engines roaring. The events include Ice Skating, Santa Sleepover in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Breakfast with Santa, Tree Lighting, and much more. Don’t wait for a caution flag, zoom on over to the NASCAR Hall of Fame by waving your green flag and get your family’s holiday spirit racing.


WBT Ice Rink
WBT Ice Rink at NASCAR Hall of Fame Amelia Catherine Photography

November 20 – January 3

WBT brings an outdoor ice skating rink to the heart of Uptown on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza. It’s a perfect place for families to experience a traditional winter outing. Open November 20 through January 3, lace up those skates to glide along more than 7,000 square feet of ice with an incredible view of the city skyline. Admission to the WBT Ice Rink is $10 if you bring your own skates and $13 with skate rentals.


Saturday, Nov. 28 from 5-9 pm

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will host its first tree lighting ceremony on the Plaza on Saturday, November 28, from 5-9 pm, with the actual tree lighting occurring at approximately 7:15 pm. Special guests Kevin Harvick and son Keelan will be joined by Santa Claus and the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s mascot Champ the Cheetah. Harvick will flip the switch to turn on the multicolored LED lights decorating the 33-foot-tall tree. Come and enjoy live music and entertainment as Holidays at the Hall officially kicks off.


November 28 – December 27

Holiday themed movies will be shown in the High Octane Theater each weekend November 28 to December 20. These movies are free and open to anyone with a NASCAR Hall of Fame ticket valid for the day of showing. But, get there early because seating is general admission, available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 19

8, 9 and 10 am sessions both dates

Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a stop at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. All of the good boys and girls in the Charlotte area are invited to a special breakfast with Santa and Champ the Cheetah. Spend some time with everyone’s best friend from the North Pole and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Each child will have the opportunity to take a picture with Santa.


Friday, December 18 at 6:15 pm – Saturday, December 19 at 8 am

Talk about fun! Experience the NASCAR Hall of Fame like few people get to by spending a night in the museum! Santa’s Sleepover is an exciting night of exploration, when families can explore the NASCAR Hall of Fame long after everyone has gone home for the night. There will be fun activities for the entire family including a holiday movie shown on the big screen in the High Octane Theater. In the morning there will be a light breakfast and a visit by Santa and Champ the Cheetah.


UnDeck the Hall
UnDeck the Hall

Saturday, December 26 starting at 10 am

St. Nick may have come and gone, but the gift giving isn’t over! Join the NASCAR Hall staff for the annual UnDeck the Hall event on December 26. This is when you’ll get to select a gift from one of the many trees decorated with NASCAR-themed items, including autographed souvenirs and memorabilia, ornaments, die-cast cars, race tickets, secret surprises and more. You’ll never believe some of the amazing gifts on these trees so be sure to arrive early for the best selection. Doors open at 10 am, and the event continues until all the gifts are gone!


Weekends through January 3

On top of all these other super festivities, they’re going to make it snow! That’s right, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will make it snow on the Plaza twice an hour on weekends to add to the holiday magic. The snow starts falling Saturday at 10 am, with the last snow at 9:30 pm. But the forecast calls for an increase in snow around Christmas! Starting on December 22, snow will fall twice an hour, every day from 10 am until 9:30 pm through January 3.

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