INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is starting a new event this year that they hope will become a tradition for central Indiana families during the holidays.
“Lights at the Brickyard" is a 1.7-mile drive-through lights display at the speedway. There are more than 2 million lights spanning more than 400 displays in roughly 40 scenes around the track.
IMS says it should take about 30 minutes to an hour to drive through the display, depending on how many people are in line. We got a sneak peek of the exhibit from former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher Wednesday night. You can see a clip from the ride in the player above.
The lights run from Nov 18-20, Nov. 23-27 and Dec. 1-31. Hours are 6-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They will be open and operating on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the normal hours.
In addition to the Lights at the Brickyard driving experience, other out-of-car holiday festivities and attractions will be offered for families to complete their experience.
Prices for the standard lane are $20 per car in November, $30 in December. One ticket per vehicle. These tickets are only available on site and cannot be purchased in advance. The standard lane entrance is Gate 2, off of West 16th Street.
Customers can also pre-purchase a $40 "Speedy Pass," which is valid for a vehicle with 1-14 passengers. After Nov. 18, the price increases to $50. This will allow customers to skip the main line and get into the facility quickly. If you purchase the pass, enter through the entrance via the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course on West 16th Street.
Each ticket is good for one trip through the exhibit. You cannot park and walk through.