We are pleased to offer a number of food and drink special offers for this raceday.
Review & Results
As the year draws to a close, the Christmas Meeting provides the chance to enjoy a day of quality Jumps racing.
The first day of the Christmas Meeting features two Grade 2 Jumps races:
The Noel Novices' Steeple Chase, run over two miles and three furlongs; and
The Grade 2 MITIE Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle, run over two miles.
Both these events are significant stepping-stones towards the championship races for younger jumpers in both disciplines later in the season, which culminates at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Please note that there is no additional entertainment offered on this day.
Friday 20th December 2013
Groups of 10 or more?
No matter what size your Group is, Ascot has something for every occasion. Visit the Group Packages page for options, including food and betting.
Dining at Ascot
Complete your visit to Ascot with a great dining experience. Visit our Food & Drinks page to see all available options.
CHRISTMAS FAMILY FUN
Saturday offers festive fun for the whole family, with rides at the fairground, Christmas tales from Mrs Clause and even the chance to meet Santa's reindeer.
A Christmas Parade complete with Santa in his sleigh, a clockwork ballerina, elves and reindeer will kick off proceedings promptly at 11.30am and Ascot’s very own Tootsie Rollers will be on hand to get everyone in the spirit. There will be gifts for every child that enters as a little thank you for their participation.
The day ends with a Christmas carol concert. Songbooks are provided free of charge, and audience participation is encouraged.
All entertainment is in the Grandstand Admission area so everyone can join in the fun.
Festive Fancy Dress
Calling all little crackers, elves, angels and stars! The most exciting festive fancy dress competition in town comes to Ascot Racecourse this Christmas.
Head judge, Mrs Claus, invites your little ones (aged 8 and under) to enter the competition, which will be held before racing commences on the Christmas Family Raceday on Saturday 21st December, with wonderful prizes up for grabs, including a £100 Toy ‘R’ Us gift voucher for the lucky winner.
Interview With Owner Andy Stewart
Last week we spoke to owner Andy Stewart about his contender, Celestial Halo, for the Grade 1 Wessex Youth Trust Long Walk Hurdle on Saturday 21st December.
To witness one of Stewart’s horses in action, purchase a ticket from as little as £16pp and don’t forget children under 18 for free.
A Romantic Occasion
Enjoy the best of fine dining with a three course à la carte menu, impeccable service, spectacular views of the iconic Parade Ring and a lovely bottle of sparkling wine for just £120 per person including VAT.
A table in the Parade Ring will be yours for the entire day, allowing you to return to the restaurant at your leisure to enjoy a celebratory drink and relax between races.
It really is the perfect way to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day. To book a table you can call 0844 346 3000 or email us at email@example.com to ensure that you and your partner have a truly memorable weekend.
THE THUNDER OF HOOVES
The quality of horseracing at Ascot is simply outstanding and there are plenty of places for you to experience it. Stand by the rails as the horses thunder down the Straight Mile to the Winning Post. Or stand in the middle of the crowd to enjoy the electric atmosphere as your horse comes home. To get the best position, you should find your spot at least five minutes before each race.
Watch out for the feature race, often recognisable by the size of the prize fund marked in the Racecard.
GROUPS & PARTIES
Ascot has something for every group outing or occasion, with 26 racedays per year to enjoy. Alongside the greatest race meeting in the world, Royal Ascot, there are racedays featuring food, wine and beer festivals, live concerts, 1950s dancing, family entertainment, and much more.
With several catering options and packages available, the Groups team at Ascot can help plan every aspect of your day, even if you've never been racing before. Viewing, betting and refreshments can all be arranged in advance, leaving you free to concentrate on a day full of fun, fashion - and maybe a few winners.
Group tickets start from just £8, and there is free coach parking on all racedays outside Royal Ascot. Children aged 17 and under are admitted free of charge.
THE ASCOT GRANDSTAND
Sitting within beautiful woodland adjacent to Windsor Great Park, the Ascot Grandstand perfectly complements the Berkshire landscape. The arc-shaped layout ensures that much activity is concentrated in the heart of the building near the Parade Ring and finish line.
With two different levels of admission, there is something to suit all tastes and occasions. Premier Admission on Level 4 contains the best public facilities in the Grandstand, whilst Grandstand Admission racegoers have access to a variety of facilities on the Concourse Level, with easy access to the Parade Ring, and elevated and lawn-level track viewing.
Ascot offers several fine dining venues, casual dining restaurants and private boxes and loges for hire, along with a wide range of bespoke dining packages.
WHAT TO WEAR
DRESSING FOR THE JUMPS SEASON
During the Jumps season, which runs from November to April, the dress code at Ascot is more relaxed than during the Flat season.
- Premier Admission
- Grandstand Admission
WHAT TO WEAR: JUMPS SEASON
Ladies should dress as for a smart occasion.
Gentlemen usually wear a jacket with a collared shirt and tie.
Whilst this style of dress is preferred in Premier Admission, during the Jumps season it is not compulsory.
Please note that fancy dress, novelty and branded or promotional clothing is not permitted within Premier Admission.
WHAT TO WEAR: JUMPS SEASON
Whilst we encourage racegoers to wear smart clothing, no formal dress code applies in the Grandstand Admission area during the Jumps season.
Please note that bare chests are not permitted at any time.
Fancy dress is permitted at Ascot Racecourse within the Grandstand Admission area on all days outside Royal Ascot. However, fancy dress will not be permitted if it is liable to cause offence to any other racegoers on religious or sexual grounds.