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Celebrate the holidays with the NASCAR Hall of Fame!  The Hall Plaza will be themed with reindeer, elves and a giant polar bear.  Don’t miss the 33’ tree of twinkling lights!

Throughout the holiday season, it will snow in on the Plaza twice an hour on weekends.  The snow starts falling Saturday at 10a.m., with the last snow at 9:30 p.m.  But the forecast calls for an increase in snow around Christmas!  Starting on December 22, snow will fall twice an hour, every day from 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. through January 3.



Friday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Jan. 3

WBT Holiday on Ice brings an outdoor ice skating rink to the heart of Uptown on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza. Perfect for families, romantic dates or fun outings with friends, WBT Holiday on Ice has become a beloved holiday tradition in Charlotte. Open Nov. 20 through Jan. 3, lace up those skates to glide along more than 7,000 square feet of ice with an incredible view of the city skyline. Admission to WBT Holiday on Ice is $10 if you bring your own skates and $13 with skate rentals.



Saturday, Nov. 28

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will host its first tree lighting ceremony on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 5-9 p.m. Celebrate the start of the holiday season with music, family activities including a bounce house and balloon animal artist and an opportunity to get a photo inside a giant, life-size snow globe.  Food trucks will be onsite.

Special guests Kevin Harvick and son Keelan will be joined by Santa Claus and mascot Champ the Cheetah. Harvick will flip the switch to turn on twinkling LED lights decorating the 33’ tree at approximately 7:15 p.m.

The first 2,500 attendees will receive a Santa hat!



Saturday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 19

Santa Claus is coming to town and is making a stop at the NASCAR Hall of Fame! Start the morning with a delicious pancake breakfast and kids can write a letter to Santa and decorate an ornament.




Each weekend Nov. 28 through Dec. 27

Holiday themed movies will be shown in the High Octane Theater each weekend November 28 – December 27. These movies are free to anyone with a NASCAR Hall of Fame ticket valid for the day of showing or just $5 ticket for movie admission only. Seating is general admission; no assigned seating and is available on a first-come first-serve basis.   

Nov. 28-29: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Saturday (11/28): 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Sunday (11/29): 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Movie Description: The cantankerous Grinch (Jim Carrey) descends from his dreary dwelling high in the peaks of Mt. Crumpit upon the unsuspecting citizens of Whoville to wreak havoc on their beloved Christmas season. But this recluse with a heart "two sizes too small" learns a valuable lesson from a little girl named Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) in this holiday favorite based on the book by Dr. Seuss.         
Rating: PG
Runtime: 105 minutes

Dec. 5-6: Elf
Saturday (12/5): 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Sunday (12/6): 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Movie Description: Buddy was a baby who stowed away in Santa's toy bag and ended up at the North Pole. The elves raise him as one of their own, but when he begins to notice his differences to the other elves he goes to New York City to find his birth father in this sweet holiday comedy.   
Rating: PG
Runtime: 90 minutes

Dec. 12-13: A Christmas Carol (animated version)
Saturday (12/12): 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday (12/13): 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Movie Description: Robert Zemeckis directs this animated version of the Yuletide classic A Christmas Story. The story centers on Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), a penny-pinching miser who cares nothing for the people around him, least of all his hopelessly downtrodden employee Bob Cratchit (Gary Oldman) and infectiously optimistic nephew, Fred (Colin Firth). On Christmas Eve, after a frightening encounter with the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, Scrooge is visited by three spirits -- the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come -- who take him on an eye-opening journey to expose the truths he is reluctant to face.
Rating: G
Runtime: 90 minutes

Dec. 19-20: The Polar Express
Saturday (12/19): 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Sunday (12/20): 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Movie Description: The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film.
Rating: G
Runtime: 100 minutes

Dec. 26-27: Frozen
Saturday (12/26) 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Sunday (12/27): 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Movie Description: After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.
Rating: G
Runtime: 108 minutes



Friday, Dec. 18 at 6:15 p.m. - Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8 a.m.

Experience the NASCAR Hall of Fame in the most unique way by spending a night in the Hall!  Santa’s Sleepover is an exciting night of exploration where families can explore the NASCAR Hall of Fame long after everyone has gone home for the night. There will be fun activities for the entire family including the movie the “Polar Express” shown on the big screen in the High Octane Theater. In the morning there will be a pancake breakfast and a visit by Santa and special guest Champ the Cheetah.

Santa’s Sleepover includes admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, dinner, activities in Race Week, “Polar Express” movie with popcorn, complete with a pancake breakfast with Santa and special guest Champ the Cheetah in the morning. 

$50 per person and $40 for NASCAR Hall of Fame and Rookie Racer members.

Child must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.




Saturday, Dec. 26 starting at 10 a.m.

St. Nick may have come and gone but the gift giving isn’t over!  Join us for our annual ‘Undeck the Hall’ event on December 26 where you’ll get to select a gift off one of our many trees decorated with NASCAR-themed items including autographed souvenirs and memorabilia, ornaments, die cast cars, race tickets, secret surprises and more. You’ll never believe some of the amazing gifts on our trees so be sure to arrive early for the best selection. Doors open at 10 a.m. and event continues until all the gifts are gone!

A general admission ticket to the Hall is required for entry to the event.



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