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Thursday, November 25, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022

It’s time for New Hampshire Motor Speedway to trade in the checkered flags for more than 3.5 million twinkly LED lights for the 11th annual Gift of Lights, open Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving) through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 (4:30-9 p.m. Sundays – Thursdays and 4:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, depending on weather conditions). Gift of Lights will be closed Monday – Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8.

The 2.5-mile drive-thru light show shines bright with 3.5 million lights, a 150-foot RGB Tunnel of Lights and fun scenes including the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Mother Goose, Jack Be Nimble, Deer Beach Vacation and a package wrapping machine. Over 650 hours go in to setting up more than 520 displays and 80 different scenes each year, which also includes the popular 12 Days of Christmas scene and the fan-favorite 130-foot long infield entrance and exit Tunnels of Lights made up of over 25,000 lights.

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Admission is $25 per car or bus (up to 15 people). Buses containing more than 15 people will also be charged an additional $2 per person for anyone over the 15 allowed. A portion of all per car load admission proceeds will benefit the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. Please note that passes purchased online are valid for any day and time that Gift of Lights is open.

Traffic Flow

All Gift of Lights traffic should enter speedway property using the South Entrance off N.H. Route 106 North. When planning your trip, be sure to check the speedway website and social media channels for any closure information, which will be posted by noon that day.


Gift of Lights may close during inclement weather, and any closings will be posted on and on New Hampshire Motor Speedway's Facebook page by noon of that day.

You can purchase your tickets online (starting soon) or at the Main Entrance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on evenings when Gift of Lights is open. All traffic will enter the Gift of Lights using the South Entrance and follow the Gift of Lights course that leads to the Main Entrance where tickets can be purchased.

There will not be an ATM located on property during Gift of Lights, however credit and debit cards are accepted at the Main Entrance for admission.

Admission for buses is $25/bus (up to 15 people). Buses containing more than 15 people will also be charged $2/person for anyone over the 15.

Tune your car radio to 87.9 FM to listen to Christmas and holiday music while driving through the Gift of Lights.

Concessions will not be available at Gift of Lights.

Santa Claus will not be at Gift of Lights this year.

This light display is designed for you to drive your vehicle. Everyone must stay inside the vehicle at all times until you arrive at the end of the course in the parking lot.

Pictures of the lights are allowed, but we ask that you stay in your vehicle at all times until you are safely in the parking lot at the end of the route. You may pull off to the side of the route if you would like to not interrupt traffic flow while you take photos from inside your vehicle.

In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest New Hampshire Motor Speedway employee or call Operations at (603) 513-5726 for any non-life-threatening emergencies. For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911.

No weapons of any kind, unmanned aircraft (including drones) or items restricted by federal law. Unattended items may be removed by speedway officials. You must stay in your car at all times.

Two port-o-lets will be located at the Main Entrance as well as next to the Main Office, which you will pass at the end of the Gift of Lights route. 

Dogs are allowed on property, but they must be on a leash at all times, and the dog owner is responsible for properly cleaning up after their dog.