The exciting jumps season continues at Ascot with the JLT Long Walk Hurdle taking centre stage
|Tickets||In Advance||On the day|
|King Edward VII Enclosure||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Queen Anne Enclosure||£23||£27|
Ascot will transform into a Christmas winter wonderland on Saturday 17th December as our most popular family raceday returns.
With free fairground rides, pony rides, a visit from Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas, plus plenty of festive surprises, it is a perfect start to the Christmas holidays.
Read on for more details on what you can expect.
As soon as racing is over head into the Grandstand for a rousing carol service to end the day.
Led by Father Christmas, the Tootsie Rollers and the Ascot Brass Band, enjoy festive classics in a unique a joyous setting - complete with snow.
From a grand welcoming parade to a meet and greet workshop, Father Christmas has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit Ascot
Welcome Parade: 11:15
Father Christmas Workshop: 11:45
Carol Singing with Father Christmas: 15:45
The Ascot lawns will be a hive of activity with Fairground favourites such as the Train Ride, Swing Boats and Tea Cups, as well as pony rides. All activities are included within the price of admission.
Fairground rides (10:45 - 18:00)
Father Christmas Parade and meet and greet (11:15)
Husky Dogs and Reindeer (10:45 - 15:00)
Brass Band playing throughout the day
Mistletoe Kissing Booth
Human Size Snow Globe (10:45 - 17:00)
and much more...
After arriving with Father Christmas, children are welcome to join Mrs Christmas as she decorates gingerbread biscuits and narrates festive tales from her mailroom on Grandstand concourse.
Storytelling and craft sessions begin at 10:45, 11:45, 13:15pm and 2:30pm and guests are welcome on a first come first served basis.
While there is plenty happening at Ascot to keep all of the family entertained, it wouldn't be Christmas without a special cocktail crafted by one of our expert mixologists.
After racing Ascot's Winter Cinema opens on the Bandstand Lawn and will be showing Christmas-favourite Home Alone. Warm drinks and food will also be on hand to create the perfect evening.
The film is set to start at around 15:45
Book a taxi to and from Ascot to ensure you have one less worry on the day
King Edward VII Enclosure and Winning Post Enclosure
Ladies generally like to dress for a smart occasion.
Gentlemen usually wear a jacket with a collared shirt and tie.
Whilst this style of dress is preferred it is not compulsory during the jumps season.
Queen Anne Enclosure
Whilst we encourage racegoers to wear smart clothing, no formal dress code applies to the Queen Anne Enclosure.
Ascot Racecourse is ideally situated in beautiful wooded countryside adjoining Windsor Great Park and about a 50 minute drive or train journey from London.
Located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways and to London Heathrow for international visitors, Ascot offers easy access for all racegoers wherever their departure point.
Please arrive early. As a major national event we take our security obligations very seriously and are conscious of events around us, as are the hosts of other major sporting events. There will be delays at the entrances and racegoers and participants alike are advised to arrive early.