Seventh Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Set for Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us Tuesday, December 7 for our 7th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.


The holiday season is just around the corner and Richmond International Raceway is ringing in the  most joyous time of year at its Seventh Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. The festive evening includes an illumination of the track’s Christmas tree, music and fun for the entire family.

The event takes place on Richmond International Raceway’s front yard, located at 600 East Laburnum Avenue (corner of Laburnum Ave. and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike/Meadowbridge Rd.).

Students from Laburnum Elementary School will provide tree decorations and musical entertainment.  Students from L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will also provide decorations.  The Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warrior Band will perform, as well.  Additionally, Henrico High School’s football boosters will serve complimentary hot chocolate and cookies.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring items for the Central Virginia Foodbank food drive and the Marine Toys for Tots toy drive.  Richmond International Raceway will match all food and toy donations received at the track, can-for-can and toy-for-toy.

The Christmas tree will remain lit each night through Christmas Day.

NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway April 28-30, 2011 for a NASCAR Tripleheader Weekend. Tickets for the Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race go on sale Friday, January 14, 2011. For information and to stay up to date, please log on to

About Richmond International Raceway:

Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers exciting night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events—two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series—under the lights on its ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout consistently produces the thrill of side-by-side racing, coupled with high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities (including the new-for-2010 Video Scoring Tower) and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit online. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @RIRInsider .

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