Back for its fifth year at the World Center of Racing, Magic of Lights — the popular drive-thru, family-friendly holiday lights extravaganza — has returned to Daytona International Speedway.
The event, already underway, runs through Jan. 1. Magic of Lights brings a dazzling display of more than 1 million twinkling, sparkling lights and magical scenes, all viewed within the comfort and safety of the guest’s vehicle as it winds through the grounds of the iconic speedway.
A portion of the proceeds from Magic of Lights will benefit AdventHealth local hospitals. Speedway President Frank Kelleher recently presented the AdventHealth Daytona Beach Foundation a ceremonial check for $29,776 as a result of the success of the traditional event a year ago.
The donation, which will benefit the patients and programs at AdventHealth local hospitals, was accepted by Ed Noseworthy, president and CEO of AdventHealth Daytona Beach.
Magic of Lights will be open 6-10 p.m. nightly except for Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25-28), when hours of operation will be 7-10 p.m.
Guests will be able to enjoy all the spectacular displays using the latest LED technology and digital animations. The experience will include a drive behind the Ticket and Tours Building, through the state-of-the-art motor-sports facility, and will conclude in the Midway display area.
New this year will be the Illuminating Mega Tree, which stands 40 feet tall, complete with dancing lights synchronized to favorite holiday tunes. Other new displays include the 12 Days of Christmas and Prehistoric Christmas.
Favorite, festive traditional scenes are returning, such as the notorious Enchanting Tunnel of Lights, 200-foot Candy Cane Lane, Sports Row and Toyland — all guaranteed to warm the heart and create special family memories across generations.
Regular ticket prices through Dec. 9 are $20 per standard vehicle in advance or $30 at the gate weekdays (Monday through Thursday), or $35 on weekends (Friday through Sunday). From Dec. 10 through Jan. 1, ticket prices are $25 per standard vehicle in advance or $35 at the gate weekdays (Monday through Thursday), or $40 on weekends (Friday through Sunday).
The price for oversized vehicles such as limousines or vans for 15 passengers or more will be $40 per vehicle in advance, $50 per vehicle at the gate and $55 on weekend dates (Friday through Sunday). Tour buses cannot be accommodated.
Every Tuesday (excluding Dec. 21) is Double Drive Through Night — drive through the lights two times, with the purchase of one vehicle ticket.
Presale tickets are available by visiting www.magicoflights.com/daytona. Tickets purchased online in advance can be used at any date, allowing guests the flexibility on when they choose to attend.
For more information on Magic of Lights, visit www.MagicOfLights.com or www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.