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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.


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. 

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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WING your way to the races

WIN! Purchase a ticket to any raceday across our 2021/22 season before 1 Sept 2021 and go in the draw to wing your way to Ellerslie in style.*

Our lucky winner (and up to five friends) will get flown to the races in a helicopter, collected from the landing spot by golf cart and taken straight to the gate of their precinct - VIP or what?!

TO ENTER: Use the promo code FLY when purchasing your ticket(s)

*Terms and conditions apply