My daughter had a chance to visit Gift of Lights and Snow at Texas Motor Speedway about two years ago with friends. She loved it! I knew I had to experience it for myself. We love going to the track for races and just the all around experience. She tells me when she is older and has kids that we will share that experience with them too. That would be pretty awesome for me since I seriously love racing.
Gift of Lights and Snow at Texas Motor Speedway is pretty neat. When you arrive at the front of the track the staff will guide you in. They have the inner ring of the food court lit up with lights as you take a drive through. You can also tune in your radio to holiday music to listen in to. I highly suggest bringing along some apple cider and cookies for the drive through. Make sure to turn off your head lights while driving through, it allows for a better view of the lights and great pictures.
After riding through the tunnel of lights you can come out and to the right and then left is the snow village. My friend Jess and her daughter Ava joined my daughter and I for this adventure. We turned in our tickets for tickets and zip ties we could hook onto ourselves. The first thing they all wanted to do is hit the snow slide in which you sail down in a tube. Here’s a little video for your enjoyment.
After their fun on the snow slide we ventured around to see what else is nestled in the snow village. We got to warm up in the North Pole shed while Ava wrote Santa a letter and mailed it. There is a food truck for snacks and a merchandise truck also. Several warming areas along with a huge play land of snow. Best of all, they have Santa and Mrs. Claus. My daughter had one goal and it was to get Santa to do duck face with her. She almost chickened out until Mrs. Claus mentioned Santa did funny faces. Here is the proof below that she achieved her goal with Santa.
Overall I have to say this place is a blast and we will definitely be visiting every year. Information on prices and times are listed at their website.
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