By The Numbers!! Over a Million Lights Make up Magic of Lights™ That Continues at Daytona International Speedway Through Jan. 1, 2022
Final Two Weeks to View Display and Family-Friendly Drive-Through Experience From the Comfort and Safety of Your own Vehicle; Portion of the Proceeds to Again Benefit AdventHealth Local Hospitals
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2021) – Families have just over two weeks to enjoy The Magic of Lights, the popular drive-through, family-friendly holiday extravaganza at Daytona International Speedway that features over a million lights.
The festive and winding drive-through on the grounds of the iconic track is open from 6-10 p.m. ET nightly through Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Kids from ages one to 92, families, couples, friends, social and work groups continue to be mesmerized with the colorful lights, magical holiday scenes, dazzling displays and a cast of characters of the incredible holiday experience. Advanced tickets are on sale by visiting www.magicoflights.com/daytona.
To showcase the massiveness to the event, below are some incredible numbers behind the experience:
- Approximately 10 miles of steel is used to build the displays.
- The steel is designed, bent, cut, and welded into about 800 frames that are combined in different configurations to create the giant winter holiday scenes.
- Scenes are as high as 32 feet and as long as several hundred feet.
- Each Magic of Lights show holds more than 10 miles of LED lights strung inside the displays, in trees and on buildings throughout its course. There are ten different colors of LED bulbs used in the shows.
- Each frame of each scene is computer-designed and hand-built from about 15 pages of design specifications each. The design and “assembly instructions” for Magic of Lights is more than 86,000 pages long.
- Three fabrication facilities in Illinois provided the design, engineering and labor required to build Magic of Lights.
- More than 45,000 hours of work went into the fabrication for this year’s shows alone.
- At Daytona’s Magic of Lights you will drive your car straight through the heart of the up-to-200-foot Enchanted Tunnel of Lights containing tens of thousands of bulbs, all animated into a spectacular show of sparkling lights in every direction
- It took a full-time crew of 10 people a month to create the Magic of Lights at Daytona
Editor’s note: Video footage from the Magic of Lights can be downloaded here (Video Credit: Magic of Lights). Photos of the Magic of Lights, as well as logo artwork can be found here. (Photo Credit: Magic of Lights).
New this year is the “Illuminating Mega Tree,” which stands 40 feet tall, complete with dancing lights synchronized to favorite holiday tunes. Other new displays include the 12 Days of Christmas and Prehistoric Christmas. Favorite, festive traditional scenes are returning such as the 12 Days of Christmas, 200-foot Candy Cane Lane, Sports Row and Toyland – all guaranteed to warm the heart and create special family memories across generations.
A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway will again benefit AdventHealth local hospitals. Magic of Lights is produced by a team of family entertainment professionals at FunGuys Events, each with decades of international show experience at the highest level.
Ticket prices include:
- Advanced: $25 per standard vehicle in advance or $35 at the gate weekdays (Monday through Thursday), or $40 on weekends (Friday through Sunday).
- Oversized vehicles such as limousines or vans for 15 passengers or more $40 per vehicle in advance, $50 per vehicle at gate and $55 on weekend (Friday through Sunday).
- Tuesday, Dec. 28, will be the final Double Drive Through Night – drive through the lights two times with the purchase of one vehicle ticket.
- Group rates are available.
- Tour buses cannot be accommodated.
For more information on Magic of Lights, visit www.