SkyCity Christmas Carnival

26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

The big races, the great days

With an air of excitement in all four corners of the racecourse; the most colourful fashion, high-octane racing, hospitality & family entertainment combines to bring you one of our favourite occasions.

Welcome to the SKYCITY Christmas Carnival –  Auckland’s great summer celebration.

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26 December 2020

Running for over 160 years, this is an event where no one misses out on the fun.
Iconic to Auckland’s social calendar, the Boxing Day Races offer a winning trifecta of fashion, entertainment and some of the best thoroughbred racing on offer. 


The Paddock is back! A party-precinct festival for those seeking a day out under the summer sun with mates, live music, pop-up food & more.

1 January 2021

The event that’s all about the roar of the crowd & the athletes doing battle before them.

Dust off the night before and start the New Year with a bang at the institution that is the New Year’s Day Races, featuring some of the best horse races this country has to offer.

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