LVMS to Host Gift of Lights Beginning Nov. 19

The Gift of Lights is moving to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sunset Park hosted the event for the past nine years, but organizers decided to move the event to the speedway for the 2010 holiday season.

“We’re really excited to host the Gift of Lights,” said LVMS president Chris Powell. “This is one of the real highlights of the holiday season for all Las Vegans, and we’re proud to do our part in providing a facility for this event. And most importantly, children’s organizations in Southern Nevada will benefit as a result of charitable contributions through Speedway Children’s Charities.”

The speedway is donating the facility to event organizers, Meehan and Associates, but $2 from every car visiting the experience will go to the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. All funds raised by the local chapter benefit youth organizations in Southern Nevada.

The move to the speedway will allow for the largest Gift of Lights in the event’s 10-year history. All displays will be in LED lighting, which will provide the most brilliant light display ever for this event.

The experience will open on Friday, Nov. 19 and run nightly through Sunday, Jan. 2. Admission is $15, but any car bringing a donation to Goodwill will receive $2 off the admission price. Various youth organizations will be on hand selling hot chocolate and warm apple cider and their proceeds will help fund programs for their organizations.

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