Gift of Lights

Friday, November 25 - Saturday, December 31, 2016 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
NHMS Winter Wonderland

Spanning over two miles, the Gift of Lights features over 60 holiday scenes and over 400 light displays.  The course winds around the outside of the track's grandstands and includes a portion of the NHMS Road Course.  It also includes a trip through the infield tunnel with the famous Tunnel of Lights before rolling down VIP Street.

CLOSED CHRISTMAS: the Gift of Lights will NOT be open Sun., Dec. 25 (Christmas Day).

Open every day but Christmas!


Admission is $20 per car at the gate.

Buses are $20 for the first 15 people and $2 for each additional person.

Any car bringing at least three non-perishable items for donation to the Loudon Food Pantry will get a $2 discount.

Visit Santa's Workshop!

After your drive through the Gift of Lights, be sure to stop by Santa's Workshop in the Main Office to see Santa, Milo the Moose (the NHMS mascot), peruse the Gift Shop, and roast a s'more (Saturday nights only).  The tour ends at the parking lot for the Main Office, and visitors are encouraged to park and come check it out.

Photos with Santa

From opening night through December 23, children, families, adults (anyone, really) may have their photo take with Santa for $5.  The package includes a photos in a custom Gift of Lights framed that is printed on high-quality photo paper in a matter of seconds.

Once Santa takes off for his big night and heads home to rest up, Milo the Moose will be available for photos for the remainder of the event.

NHMS Gift Shop

NASCAR fan or not, the NHMS Gift Shop has you covered when it comes to rounding out someone's Christmas list.  The shop includes plenty of NASCAR-related merchandise to compliment the NHMS and Gift of Lights products in the store.  The Gift Shop is open every evening until last car has completed the Gift of Lights drive.

S'more Pit

The s'more pit will be open on Saturday nights.  Guests will be asked to make a $1 donation to the Speedway Children's Charity Red Bucket.  The fire pit is located across the parking lot from the Main Office.  All necessary supplies will be provided by a member of our staff at the location.

Gingerbread Train

New for the 2016 holiday season, we will have the Gingerbread Train, a ride for children.  The train will run each night and cost $3 per ride.  It will be located across the parking lot from the Main Office, below the grandstands.

Enter at the South Entrance

Visitors to the Gift of Lights should proceed to the South Entrance of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  This entrance is located next to the Big Apple Shell Station.

There is no physical address for this location, and visitors are encouraged to use the address for the Big Apple and follow signs indicating the entrance:

904 New Hampshire 106
Loudon, NH 03307

Upon arrival, please drive through the South Entrance and follow signs and lights until you arrive at the Main Gate, where you will be asked to purchase a ticket.

Best of the Gift of Lights

  • Credit: NHMS/Alan MacRae
  • Credit: NHMS/Alan MacRae
  • Credit: NHMS/Alan MacRae
  • Credit: NHMS/Alan MacRae
  • Credit: NHMS/Alan MacRae

Event News

Date Headline
11/19/16 Gift of Lights Returns Nov. 25