Holiday Lights At National Trail Raceway

After years of meaning to visit the drive-thru Christmas light show at National Trail Raceway, I finally did it this week. I loaded up my parents and an aunt to go check out this much hyped holiday event about 30 minutes north of Lancaster on Tuesday.

The bad news is that I learned after buying the ticket that it’s a new operator and the lights aren’t nearly as good this year. The good news is that we had nothing to compare it to and had a great time anyway.

I’m not a fan of crowds so we chose to visit on a non-peak day and to book an early time slot in the 5:30-6:30 hour when it wouldn’t be too busy. Consequently, there were just a handful of other cars and I didn’t even have anyone behind me until the very end.

If you go, it’s $20 for a carload Monday through Thursday and $30 Friday through Sunday. They have some snacks for sale like cookies and hot chocolate and their event radio station plays an excellent variety of new and old Christmas music.

I was driving so the pictures are poor but you can get the gist. If you go, you must buy your ticket online here.

Do you have a favorite place to see Christmas lights? I would love to hear about it! Here’s something I wrote about Gallipolis in Lights last year. I’m looking forward to heading that way again soon!

8 thoughts on “Holiday Lights At National Trail Raceway

  1. Looks beautiful!! When we lived in Austin, there was a pretty beautiful light display in downtown that had a bit of a wait but was so worth it. I have to find out what’s around here for this year!

  2. There is a large display like this at Michigan International Speedway, but I have not actually been there. I did go to the tree lighting at the Capitol in Lansing, and for the 2nd year in a row, there is a house nearby with a synchronized light & music show.

    Not lights, but the last two weekends I have gone out and filmed a couple of steam powered holiday trains, and hope to get to a third before the end of the year.

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