Silverstone has launched Lap of Lights – a Christmas experience that will be bigger and better than last year’s sell-out event, Lap Land. Lap of Lights will open on December 1 and run through to January 3, closing only on Christmas Day.

The festive event offers visitors the opportunity to drive the 3.2 mile Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit under darkness experiencing a light and laser show following Santa’s journey around the world.  At the drop of the chequered flag visitors will find themselves at the Silverstone Wing where they can continue the festive fun by visiting a winter-themed Lodge or skating on an illuminated ice rink.

Featuring more than 440 laser beams and 400,000 festive lights, the self-drive Lap of Lights promises to be even better than last year.

New for 2021, and free from the pandemic restrictions of last year, visitors will be able to leave their cars after the festive drive to visit the Silverstone Wing, which will be transformed in to an alpine lodge and will feature the first ever skating rink to appear at the world- famous motor racing circuit.

Visitors will have the option to get their skates on and experience Ice Trak – an illuminated rink that is built in and around the Formula 1 garages and pit lane.

The Lodge will be open to all ticket holders and features festive, après fun; where all ages can warm up, refuel and relax while DJ Santa entertains from his decks.

Stuart Pringle, managing director of Silverstone, said: “Following last year’s event, which overcame the challenges of Covid to run continuously for 24 nights over the festive period, we carried out extensive research amongst our 200,000 visitors to understand how we could further enhance the product for 2021.  The result is not only a longer and brighter lap but also an alpine style Winter Lodge situated in the Silverstone Wing and an Ice Trak which gives visitors the unique opportunity to don a pair of skates and glide through the Formula 1 pit lane.”