Gift of Lights Themed Night: Christmas Sweater Night

Date: Wednesday, December 6 2023

The annual Gift of Lights event runs every evening FROM THANKSGIVING THROUGH NEW YEAR'S EVE, with more than 60 scenes and 3.5 million lights set up along an almost two--mile pathway winding through the Woodlands of Dover Motor Speedway - the Monster Mile’s largest camping lot during its NASCAR weekends as well as the home of the annual Firefly Music Festival.

Tickets can be purchased online at or upon arrival, with rates of $35 per car and $60 for buses and limousines. No advance reservations are required. Vehicles will enter the display via a new entrance at 1229 Persimmon Tree Road and exit on Leipsic Road. Follow traffic signs for directions and up-to-date messaging.

The 2023 schedule for the in-car experience is as follows:
Thanksgiving through Saturday, Dec. 16
Sunday-Thursday: 5-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 5-10 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17 through New Year’s Eve
All days: 5-10 p.m.

Several theme and discount nights are planned for Gift of Lights, including:

Christmas Sweater Night Wednesday, Dec. 6: (Wear your most festive holiday sweater for $5 off per car)

All Mondays through Thursdays: Guests bringing three nonperishable food donations to Food Bank of Delaware receive $3 off per car.

Tickets can be purchased online at or upon arrival. No advance reservations are required. 

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Wednesday, December 6
    • 599 Persimmon Tree Ln Dover, Delaware
  • Location: The Woodlands of Dover Motor Speedway
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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