Nite Lites returns to Michigan International Speedway on Nov. 28

Now is the time to get in the holiday spirit at Michigan International Speedway. Guests will be able to drive through a five-mile lighted display featuring more than 300 displays and thousands of lights. The show starts on Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. and runs through Dec. 31.   

“We are excited to host this premier holiday event at Michigan International Speedway as the track is transformed for the Nite Lites Christmas Light Show,” track President Rick Brenner said. “The five-mile light show is a great opportunity to welcome guests to the local community as we all get into the holiday spirit.” 

Nite Lites will feature more than 300 displays, including a 12 Days of Christmas-themed display. Guests will drive through seven lighted tunnels as the lights dance along to the choreographed holiday music. The show will feature eight new displays for guests to enjoy. 

“Michigan International Speedway is the perfect venue to host the Nite Lites Christmas Light Show,” John Spink, Nite Lites ownersaid. “We are excited to transform the speedway into a Christmas Wonderland with more than 300 displays that guests can enjoy right from their vehicles. This has transformed into a can’t-miss event for people of all ages.”

The holiday display will open for cars beginning Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. and will remain open every day through Dec. 31, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The cost is $25 per car. All veterans and active military personnel are admitted free Dec. 4. The display will feature two lanes of traffic in 2019 as guests drive through seven lighted tunnels and more than 10-miles of Christmas lights lining the five-mile route.

Winter Wonderland and visits with Santa start Nov. 29. The weekend-only events will be held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 6 – 8, 13 – 15 and 20 – 22. The Winter Wonderland display will be open from 6 – 9 p.m. Children can whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa and enjoy a free train ride from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Crafts, concessions and even reindeer will be featured during the event. The reindeer will visit 6 – 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, 13 and 20. 

The annual 5K Fun Run and Walk will kick off the festivities Nov. 23. All local runners and walkers can participate in the event, which will take them through the middle of the display and is the only night guests can hike through all the lights. All runners and walkers can register at

The Nite Lites Christmas Light Show begins a winter season of cannot-miss activities at Michigan International Speedway. The second annual MIS Backyard Hockey Tournament will provide a thrilling experience for everyone in 2020. The three-on-three and four-on-four hockey tournament will take place on Jan. 24 – 26. The backyard hockey rinks will be set up right on pit road as fans will be able to enjoy a winter festival that will include food, beverages and winter activities. Guests can enjoy the action from a warm suite. 

The tournament will showcase action from the following divisions: 8U, Squirt (10U), Pee Wee (12U), Bantam, Midget A, combine Midget AA, college age up to 20 years of age and adult leagues.

Teams can sign up at to participate in all the action in January. The tournament is $400 per team. Each team is guaranteed four games over the course of the weekend and up to eight games for the champion.