Gift of Lights at Dover Motor Speedway


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:

Free Military Mondays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4: All active-duty airmen, reservists, guardsmen, guardians and veterans with valid IDs receive free admission (for them and their car load).
Monday, Nov. 27: Pajama Night ($5 off per car if wearing pajamas).
Tuesday, Nov. 28: Giving Tuesday ($5 off per car).
Wednesday, Nov. 29: Pet Night ($5 off per car if you bring a furry friend).
Neighbor Nights, Dec. 5-6: Flyers to be distributed to track neighbors for free entry. Flyer must be given to ticketing agent for free entry.
Wednesday, Dec. 6: Christmas Sweater Night (Wear your most festive holiday sweater for $5 off per car).
All Mondays through Thursdays: Cars bringing three nonperishable food donations to Food Bank of Delaware any night receive $3 off per car.

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





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