Gift of Lights and Snow at Texas Motor Speedway

Disclosure: I was given passes for Gift of Lights and Snow Town for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. 

This Thanksgiving holiday we were blessed to have our family travel to our home. We had a great time together. We cooked, we ate, we talked, and then we were ready to play! With a large group we gave a lot of thought to what we all wanted to do. With everyone living in different cities (and states) now, we knew wanted to make some traditional holiday memories together. We wanted  snowball fights, hot cocoa, and merry Christmas music playing  while we drove leisurely driving looking  at Christmas lights. With a 70 degree day in Texas, it didn’t really seem likely that a snowball fight would be in our future. Little did everyone know that the Gift of Lights and Snow at Texas Motor Speedway was on our weekend agenda!

Everyone loved the idea of visiting Gift of Lights together but we hadn’t told the kids yet about Snow because we wanted that part to be a surprise. We packed extra jackets, scarves, coats, and gloves in the back of the van and all piled in to go look at the Christmas lights.  We soon arrived at Texas Motor Speedway and while it was super easy to find where we were going, there were attendants ready to direct traffic and helpful with any questions we had.  We dimmed our headlights and began our drive through the bright displays set up along the the path.We had a lot of fun looking to the right and then to the left of the car deciding which displays were our favorites. There were so many displays! Collectively, we decided that the tunnel of lights was hands down our favorite to drive-thru display of the evening.  According to the website there were over 600 unique displays and two million LED lights spread over the  1.7 miles!

the Gift of Lights and SNOW at Texas Motor Speedway

After we had driven through the wonderful light displays, we made our way to SNOW! The Snow Village at TMS features a tubing hill, snow ball gallery, and a snow play area. Kids can also visit Santa and make s’mores. This was super fun for everyone!  Finding something to do with a group of wide ages and activity levels is always a challenge but Snow was great for this. Everyone in our group got involved grandparents, parents, teens and kids. Do make sure to bring coats and gloves and even extra clothes to change into if you have other plans afterwards. I had our kids wear their rain boots. This is real snow so prepared to be seasonally chilly and for the kids to be a little wet if they’ve been playing in the snow for awhile. It really is a so fun so everyone will want to stay for awhile.

The Gift of Lights and SNOW at Texas Motor Speedway

The kids were definitely surprised to see all the snow. The first thing they did was to make a run for the huge snow play area! Snowballs were promptly created and the tossing of snow ensued. Then we worked together to build a snowman and a snow fort. When our hands needed a break from the cold we decided to grab a tube and enjoy the snow tubing. Everyone got in on this one. The tubes were closed on the bottom so little ones didn’t have a problem staying in their tube and you stayed dry.  It was unlimited tubing so we could take as many trips down the snow hill as we liked.  We spent several hours playing, tubing, and making memories. It really was a wonderful outing that everyone in our group enjoyed.

If you are interested in playing in the Texas SNOW with your family Visit for event hours, Santa’s schedule, and pricing.

My readers can save $2 per car to Gift of Lights Drive Thru Light Show PLUS $2 Off Per Person to Snow Village with this exclusive coupon : Save$2.00


  1. I love snow! The bundling up might be a chore, but it’s worth it once you hear that crunch under your snow boots! It’s magical! So glad ya’ll could experience snow! I was figuring out a way to ship some ya’ll’s way.

  2. Love it, Alice! And I love that you are doing all these reviews. I am saving these websites, filing them away to add to our agenda at later times. Thanks!

  3. How fun that they had snow!! (I can’t imagine living in a place that doesn’t have snow – although during these old months, it does really sound like a great option!!) And those lights are absolutely gorgeous!
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