Nite Lites

Nite Lites Christmas Light Show Returns to Michigan International Speedway

BROOKLYN, MICH. (Nov. 19, 2021) – Drivers, Start Your Minivans!

The holiday season is days away at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) as the Nite Lites Christmas Light Show returns to the two-mile track for the fifth year. The popular holiday attraction allows families to drive their cars across a five-mile stretch of MIS decorated with approximately 500 displays and one million lights.

The show opens to cars on Thanksgiving evening, November 25 and runs through December 31. The cost is $25 per vehicle Sunday through Thursday, and $30 per vehicle on Friday and Saturday. Limos, motorhomes and mini busses can enter for $45 and tour busses cost $100. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. every day and close at 9 p.m., except for Friday and Saturday when they remain open until 10 p.m.

Festivities get underway this weekend with the Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run / Walk which returns after a one-year pandemic-driven hiatus. The race starts Saturday at 6 p.m. Runners and walkers can sign up at:

Tuesday, Dec. 7 has been designated Veterans Night. All veterans and active-duty military members will be admitted for free.

Guests can access Nite Lites via two US-12 entrances: westbound traffic should use the Lot 8 entrance; eastbound traffic should use the Graves Family Entrance.

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About Michigan International Speedway

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track. The two-mile track – with 18 degrees of banking and 73-feet wide sweeping turns – has hosted the NASCAR Cup Series for more than 50 years. Beyond the on-track action, MIS offers a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment options for fans of all ages. MIS is the largest registered campground in the state of Michigan with nearly 9,000 campsites across 1,400-plus acres. In addition to the annual NASCAR weekend, MIS hosts non-racing events including Faster Horses Festival and Nite Lites. For more information, visit


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