Silverstone Circuit ushered in the holiday spirit on Friday when Anthony Davidson officially opened the venue's 'Lap of Lights' attraction with a few sparkling flyers on board Mercedes W10 Formula 1 car.
The magical light tour, that will run until January 3, is billed as the UK’s only light and laser drive and takes visitors on a global and glittering adventure from Silverstone to San Francisco, to the snowy Arctic and from Paris to the Pyramids.
It's a chance for families to drive the track in their personal car while taking in the laser show before indulging in various festive activities at the Ice Trak and Lodge located in the F1 pit lane and garages.
"Anthony and Mercedes-AMG Petronas have put on a great show and I could not think of a more fitting way to open Lap of Lights," enthused Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle.
"I have had to reassure Father Christmas that the rest of our nights will be run at a more subdued pace as I think he got a bit of a shock this evening when he saw the W10 approach his grotto at speed!
"After 11 months of planning it is great to see so many families here having fun and I look forward to welcoming many more over the festive period."