Christmas Racing Weekend

Programme & Tickets

Friday 19th – Saturday 20th December 2014

The second day of the Christmas Meeting is Ascot's most valuable day of Jumps racing.  The featured race is the two-mile £150,000 Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle, the highest profile event of its type outside the Cheltenham Festival.

On a day when hurdlers take centre stage, the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle, which is the early season championship for stayers, caps a top-quality programme.

Off the track, the whole family can join in some festive fun at the fairground, meet Father Christmas and join in the carol singing.

Raceday Programme

10:45 am Gates Open
12:45 pm First Race
2:25 pm Feature Race
3:30 pm Last Race
Times may be subject to change

Ticket Types

Grandstand Admission Full Ticket Price £ 20.00 £ 25.00 i

Grandstand Admission

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Grandstand Admission provides access to the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and the excellent facilities and viewing areas on the Concourse Level of the Grandstand, with a variety of places to eat, drink and bet.

Premier Admission Full Ticket Price £ 27.00 £ 30.00 i

Premier Admission

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For enhanced views of the racing, Premier Admission provides exclusive access to the best facilities, on Level 4 of the Grandstand. Along with access to the Grandstand Admission area, Premier Admission racegoers also have exclusive access to lawns in front of the Winning Post on premier racedays.

Children under 18 yrs Free


Children under 18 yrs

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There is free entry for under-18s on all racedays when accompanied by an adult. These tickets are issued on the day and there is no need to pre-order. Please note that identification to verify age may be required at the turnstiles.

The Experience

The perfect way to celebrate the last weekend before Christmas, with top class racing, great entertainment for all the family and some special festive treats.

Get into the festive spirit with our Premier Admission ticket and cocktail offer

To help get you in the festive mood during our Christmas Racing Weekend, we are offering you the chance to purchase a Premier Admission ticket with a specially crafted winter cocktail for just £30 - saving you £5 if the two were bought seperately.

Choose from a either a Mulled Wine Mojito or a Winter Tipple expertly blended by our resident mixologist.

Click here for more information

Top Class Racing

A top-quality programme and Ascot’s most valuable Jumps raceday is headlined by the two-mile £150,000 Ladbroke Handicap hurdle. On a day when hurdlers take centre stage, the Grade 1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle is the early season Championship for stayers.

Festive Entertainment

With a Christmas Parade, photo opportunities with Father Christmas, storytelling with Mrs Christmas, face-painting, pony rides, fairground rides, Christmas Crafts and the uplifting and raucous Carol singing finale, there is something for friends and families alike.


There are several experiences to choose from. Each offers a truly unique experience at our historic racecourse.


Racegoers can enjoy elevated viewing or watch the action unfold from the trackside lawns. Grandstand offers spectacular restaurants, bars and picturesque lawns to enjoy plus a range of entertainment away from the track. Guests can enjoy both the Pre-Parade Ring and Parade Ring.


With seated balconies overlooking both the Parade Ring and track, racegoers have unsurpassed views of the action before, during, and after each race.  Guests will enjoy a selection of elegant bars and dining options on this private fourth-floor and can also access all of the facilities available to Grandstand customers.

Fine Dining

Fine Dining packages at Ascot offer guests sumptuous lunches, afternoon teas and fine wines in stunning restaurants including our new On5 Restaurant which offers fine dining with panoramic views across the racecourse.

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Plan Your Day

Welcome Father Christmas

Welcome Father Christmas in his sleigh into the Parade Ring, while there will be a chance to meet the man himself later in the day.

Meet the Reindeer

There is plenty of festive fun around the racecourse, including a chance to see some Reindeer, while you can also get crafty in Father Christmas's workshop.

Carol Concert

A much-loved Ascot tradition. Racegoers are invited to join the annual and truly uplifting sing-along in the Grandstand concourse after the last race.

Pony rides

Children can enjoy free pony rides on the Stewards House Lawn all day from when gates open at 1045

Fun for all the family

There is free face painting and balloon modelling in the Bandstand Restaurant, where children eat for free with a paying adult

Christmas Jumpers

Don't forget to wear your Christmas jumpers to Ascot and send us your pictures via Twitter using #AscotChristmas

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Enjoy a free guided venue tour from one of our iconic bowler-hatted stewards including a visit to the Media Centre, Weighing Room and Jockey’s Changing Room. Departing from the Old Paddock Lawns at regular intervals from 1030 until 1200.

Food and Drink

Ascot has been entertaining guests since 1711 and we are delighted to offer a selection of spectacular bars and restaurants for guests to choose from including Bangers and Bubbles, The Front Runner Grill and Pizza Express.

Follow Us On Social Media

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to ensure you make the most of your time at Ascot. We will be providing information to make sure you get the best out of your day.

Ascot Racecourse Parking & Facilities Map

Parking Prices for Christmas Racing Weekend

Car Park 1 Cars FREE
Car Park 5 Cars FREE
Car Park 6 Cars FREE
Car Park 6 Cars, Coaches, Minibuses & Limos FREE

Car parks open at 9:00am
Car parks close at 9:00pm

The best available car park spaces for each admission level will be sold first, so book early for the most convenient location.

Booked a Package?

Car park labels are included with all restaurant packages. Additional labels should be purchased in advance by calling +44 (0)844 346 0346. 

Coach Drivers

Coach drivers can obtain a free Grandstand Admission ticket on production of their PCV or PSV licence and their work docket to any Ticket Office.

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