Celebrate Christmas with a day oncourse.
Looking for the perfect festive activity? Join us for the last of our Christmas-themed racedays and kick off the holidays with a bang.
Christmas time is all about bringing people together and celebrating the year that was with family, friends, clients and colleagues and we have multiple rooms and spaces oncourse available.
Create your own raceday experience in any number of our public spaces, upgrade your experience with a ticket into the Ascot Stand or talk to our hospitality team about putting on your own private hospitality event in any number of our rooms (limited availability) or lawn spaces.
Tickets & Hospitality
General admission: Free
Ascot Stand tickets: $20 per adult (Auckland Racing Club members & children under 15 years complimentary)
Private hosting opportunities - Contact us to enquire
Free general admission & parking
1.00 pm - Gates open
2.10 pm - First race at Ellerslie
6.20 - Last race
* Please note timings are approximate & may be subject to change
You're able to bring your own picnic food & unopened, non-alcoholic beverages into outdoor public areas on course & can purchase alcoholic beverages from bars on site. There are a number of food outlets on site too
Ellerslie Racecourse is a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted
A dress code is in place in all hospitality areas and certain other areas including the Ascot Stand.
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
There is free parking on course however as there is a car fair on Sunday in the Southern Motorway Carpark in the morning so parking may be located in the infield.
Whilst cash and eftpos are available, we recommend you bring cash to help keep queue times down at bars and totes
Event terms & conditions apply