Christmas at the Races
If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere, Saturday 23 December is your chance to kick back and unwind with good food, good company and exciting thoroughbred action to celebrate and catch up with friends and family for Christmas!
- Saturday 23 December 2017, 10:30am—5:00pm
- Te Rapa Race Course, Te Rapa Racecourse, Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, Hamilton
- All Ages
Adults $10, Children (aged 17 and under) free entry
**Christmas on the Lawn - $120 per group**
Reserve yourself an outdoor picnic/BBQ table and umbrella for up to eight people, located on the lawn by the home straight close to the Winning Post and the Birdcage.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy the day!
Note: This package is to reserve a table and umbrella only. All food and beverage will be available to purchase. This package does not include course admission and racebooks. There is no wet weather alternative for this package. If multiple tables are purchased we can guarantee placement next to each other.
**Christmas Down Under Southern Sites** $350 (front) $250 (rear)
Purchase some Christmas real estate and build your own party venue. Bring your own food for the traditional kiwi celebration, kick back and watch all the racing action from your dedicated piece of turf.
Your package includes:
dedicated reserved 6x6m area of grass located adjacent to the track for your own gazebo or picnic set up
access to TAB facilities within the area
access to cash bar
access to delicious food trucks, alternatively BYO food, BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages.
$350 per front row 6x6m Site or $250 per rear row 6x6m site.
Package does not include course admission at $10 per person.
Note: Only gazebo structures and/or umbrellas are permitted in this area to not obstruct views for others. Multiple sites can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. There will be no access for external catering firms to the sites on the event day.
**Santa's Lounge** $250
Enjoy a premium experience from the exclusive surroundings of the Aintree Lounge on Level 3. This lounge is newly refurbished on the top floor of the main grandstand with sweeping views across the track. Package includes course admission, racebook and pen, reserved tables for 10 persons, elegant buffet lunch and beverage package for the duration of racing, access to bet and collect facilities.
NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.
-NOTE: All areas with all inclusive beverage packages are R18.
-NOTE: All inclusive beverage packages will begin 1/2 an hour before the first race and concludes at the beginning of the last race. Maximum of 5 hours.
-NOTE: Te Rapa Racecouse has a no BYO Alcohol Policy and you may be asked by security to check bags upon arrival. You must be 18+ yrs to purchase alcoholic beverages, please do not be offended if you are asked for ID.