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NASCAR Hall of Fame lights up with high-octane holiday entertainment

November 30, 2017

Holidays at the Hall kicks into high gear through Jan. 7

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 30, 2017) –The NASCAR Hall of Fame is gearing up for the season with a full lineup of magical events and festive fun during Holidays at the Hall, which runs through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Families, fans and visitors are invited to lace up their skates for Holiday on Ice, enjoy Breakfast with Santa or Cocoa with Santa, and experience the sensory-friendly Magical Morning, among other events.

Through Sunday, Jan. 7
Uptown Charlotte’s outdoor ice rink returns to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza. Perfect for a date night, a family ice skating session or an outing with friends, Holiday on Ice has become a beloved tradition in Charlotte. Skaters and non-skaters alike will want to have their pictures taken with our giant polar bear, under our 39-foot-tall tree or in the Ceremonial Garden decorated with thousands of glimmering holiday lights. And don’t miss holiday-themed merchandise, like a Christmas lights glow necklace from the ice rink souvenir stand and snacks and hot cocoa from the concessions hut. Admission is $10 if you bring your own skates and $14 with skate rental.

Saturdays, Dec. 16 and 23
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's making a pit stop at the NASCAR Hall of Fame for the third annual Breakfast with Santa. This all-inclusive experience includes a delectable breakfast, a visit and picture with Santa, crafts, reindeer games and appearances by beloved holiday characters, plus much more. As an added bonus, each child ticket to Breakfast with Santa includes same-day complimentary admission to the ice rink on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza. Breakfast with Santa is a two-hour experience with sessions offered at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 per adult and $22 per child ages 2 to 10. Children under 2 are free. Advance ticket purchase is required; tickets will not be sold at the door.


Saturdays, Dec. 16 and 23

Experience magic direct from the North Pole during an afternoon with Santa Claus and some of his friends at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This enchanting holiday gathering features hot cocoa and Christmas cookies, reindeer games, and a visit and picture with Santa. Cocoa with Santa is an open-house format event from 2 to 5 p.m., so families can stay all afternoon or work around nap times. Tickets are $15 per attendee. Children under 2 are free. Tickets are available online or at the door the day of the event.


Sunday, Dec. 17

New this year, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is offering a special sensory-friendly event for families living with autism or special needs. The NASCAR Hall of Fame elves have worked hard to create an environment where kids can be themselves. Each child will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus in an atmosphere that is calming and quiet. No loud music or flashing lights here. Plus with pre-scheduled Santa times, there is little to no wait. This event also includes crafts and the opportunity to watch a Christmas movie in the High Octane Theater with the lights up and the sound down. Magical Morning takes place from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $15 for the whole family.

Tuesday, Dec. 26
Saint Nick may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the gift giving is over! Join us the morning after Christmas as we "Undeck" the Hall. Fans are each permitted to select a gift off the many trees decorated with NASCAR-themed items like autographed souvenirs, die-cast cars, race tickets, apparel and gear, sheet metal and more. Like years before, there will even be secret surprises hidden on the trees. Doors open at 10 a.m., and the fun continues until all of the gifts are gone. Each year a line forms early in the morning outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame, so fans are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection. The event is free with paid admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.


'Tis the season to buy gifts for fellow NASCAR Fans. Wrap up something nice from our Gear Shop, or splurge on tickets to the Class of 2018 Induction Ceremony, which takes place Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Better yet, give the gift of NASCAR all year long with a membership to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Through Dec. 25, memberships purchased are 20 percent off on all membership levels; plus, members will receive a free gift.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will be open regular winter operating hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily but will be closed on Christmas day. The Holiday on Ice rink is open Wednesday through Sunday and will be open daily beginning Sunday, Dec. 17, including Christmas day. Recommended parking for Holidays at the Hall events is the NASCAR Hall of Fame Parking Deck on Brevard Street.

General admission tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased online at or via Ticketmaster by calling 877-231-2010. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors with ID, $18 for military with ID, $18 for youth 8-12, $12 for youth 3-7, and free for members and children younger than 3. High-octane combo packages are also available. All prices include tax. Memberships start at $125. For more details, visit and follow @NASCARHall on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Find full details about all of the events at Holidays at the Hall at Photos from Holidays at the Hall can be found here.

About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Nov. 1 through March 31. An attached parking garage is available on Brevard Street. The 5-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000-square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit