Simply an unmissable date in the diaries for our regular racegoers. The most valuable racecard of Ascot’s jumps season, visits from Father Christmas and his reindeer, story-telling from Mrs Christmas, pony rides, dodgems, a carol singing concert, festive cocktails, fine dining and free fairground rides. Children can attend and eat for free too at this family day, as well as enrolling in the Ascot Elf Academy. Truly an elegant and uplifting day to celebrate with loved ones.
On the track, highlights are two £150,000 races, an ultra-competitive Betfair Exchange Trophy (A Handicap Hurdle Race) and the Grade 1 JLT Hurdle Race (Registered as The Long Walk Hurdle) - one of the most prestigious long-distance hurdle races in Britain.
There are numerous high class supporting races over the two-day meeting, offering punters opportunities to earn themselves a late Christmas bonus. Throughout December evenings, Ascot host enchanting Christmas Parties for small shared bookings or exclusive large celebrations.
Gates open at 10:45am.
Watch Father Christmas arrive by sleigh at the Parade Ring at 11.15am.
Join Father Christmas, the Tootsie Rollers and the Ascot Brass Band for this uplifting annual tradition on the concourse.
Father Christmas and his little helpers, Mrs Christmas, reindeer, huskies and ponies form a stellar festive line-up.