Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has just entered its peak week. That means, yes, there will be longer wait times to get into the attraction. Ever been through a TSA line at the airport or Disneyland’s most popular rides like Space Mountain or Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout – and waited…of course you did.

Well, just like the TSA’s pre-check and the Disney FASTPASS® Service, I got together with Ralphie Elf and put together the fastest entry into Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Check out pro tip #1.

Tips for an HO-HO-HO good time at the lights!


Fast Pass powered by Diamondback Land Surveying, an entry option to bypass the line during rush times. This pass is $50 and offered on select, peak nights in December and is highly recommended for families on a holiday time crunch. Pre-purchase to guarantee a fast entry, limited sold nightly. Cash or credit at attraction entry is also an option, just look for the Fast Pass sign.


For the best experience, come between 5-6PM nightly or before all the through to Dec 27.


Load up the car and make a night out of viewing the lights. Plan family fun car activities to keep the kids on Santa’s nice list. Or maybe the P’s want to chill with Electric Reindeer wine (our favourite)…in that case use a transportation service to drive you! How fun!


For lovers of the lights who want an even more glittering, outdoor experience, bundle up and check out Santa Tram driven by Silver State Schools Credit Union. It is an open-air tram ride through the lights where we do the driving, and we dash you to the front of the line, providing plenty of snuggle time with the family. This magical holiday experience features Santa, festive decor, fun games, a train for the kiddos and plenty of family photo selfie opportunities. Limited space available, but hurry this experience is sold per person and is only open through December 23.


Pay at the gate, and bring a bag of lightly-used household goods or clothes for Goodwill of Southern Nevada to receive $5 off entry.


Did you know Glittering Lights has the best popcorn ever (hot apple cider and cocoa too)! It’s Biscuit approved. Bring extra cash to enjoy some, you won’t regret it. Money from concessions directly supports area Boy Scout troops in Southern Nevada with funds for camps and other activities. Thank you to South Point Hotel Casino & Spa and Tahoe Springs Water for helping underwrite this donation.