Christmas at the Races: Presented by Barfoot & Thompson

Saturday 7 December 2019 
A Christmas party like nowhere else.
The festive season is full of days & nights spent with colleagues, friends & family, kicking up their heels and celebrating the year that was.
It's also a part of our popular Christmas at the Races series.

A Christmas party spent trackside combines the best an end-of-year party has to offer – food, wine, summer, the social scene, sport and entertainment.

Kicking off in the mid-afternoon, indulge in the festivities around the racecourse in your choice of shared or private precinct, each of which offers packages to suit any taste, style or budget.

As the late afternoon turns into evening and the horses have hung up their saddles, racegoers are encouraged to head into our contemporary Cuvée Bar – home of the official on-site after party and a great excuse to really kick up your heels & celebrate the year that was.

There’s nothing quite like Christmas at the Races.

Event Schedule*
  • Gates open at 1.30pm

  • Hospitality options open 2.00pm

  • First race approx. 2.48pm 

  • Last race approx. 7.10pm

  • THEN racegoers are invited to head into Cuvée for dancing 'til late (R18; intoxicated persons will not be permitted; a dress code applies)

  • All bars on course close 11.00pm

    *subject to change

Event information

  • Free general admission

  • You're able to bring your own picnic food & unopened, non-alcoholic beverages into public areas on course & can purchase alcoholic beverages from bars on site. There are a number of food outlets on site too

  • Attending the races offers the perfect opportunity to dress to impress! Raceday attire is required to access all hospitality areas and events (including the after-party). Entry may be refused if dress code is not adhered to

  • Tickets are non-refundable

  • Ellerslie encourages responsible drinking

  • Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry into Ellerslie Racecourse

  • We strongly encourage you to taxi to the track and leave your car at home. Don’t drink and drive, use our preferred taxi supplier Auckland Co-op Taxi who will drop off / pick up at the main entrance. Ring 09 300 3000 to book

  • Free parking on site however please note there is a car fair in the main carpark on Sunday, so any cars left overnight in that area will be towed

  • Whilst cash and eftpos are available, we recommend you bring cash

Christmas at the Races: Presented by Barfoot & Thompson is proudly supported by

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