SkyCity Christmas Carnival

26 December 2021 & 1 January 2022

Something for everyone

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 2021

Running for over 160 years, this is an event where no one misses out on the fun.


Event changes have been made due to Government regulations around the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 January 2022

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

Dust off the night before and start 2022 with a bang at the institution that is the SkyCity New Year’s Day Races, featuring some of the best horse races this country has to offer in a family-friendly environment.

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