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  • Monday 26th - Thursday 29th December 2016

    A not-to-be-missed traditional highlight of the Irish horse racing calendar (not to mention the social calendar!), the annual Leopardstown Christmas Festival offers National Hunt racing at its best over 4 spectacular days.


      Ticket Prices

      • Adult €30
      • OAP / Student (Gate Only) €20

      Tickets Terms & Conditions

      • Children under the age of 16 are only allowed into the racecourse when accompanied by a paying adult.
      • Students and those aged 16 or 17 must be in possession of the necessary identification in order to gain admittance into the racecourse at the reduced rate.
      • People aged 18 and above will be charged at the full admission price. 

      Running since 1888, the Festival attracts people from all over the world who love an exciting day at the races combined with the magic of Christmas. Featuring seven Grade 1 races, this is world class theatre where the best horses, jockeys, owners and trainers compete against each other.

      What's on at Leopardstown this Christmas

      Racing takes places for the 4 days immediately following Christmas. 



    • There's plenty to do in addition to watching the races! With its famously seasonal, fun atmosphere, the Festival always attracts celebrities and stars from across the music, sporting, corporate and political worlds, as well as racing fans from near and far.

      If you're still hungry after Christmas dinner, why not savour some of our festive food and drink? We also have some fantastic all-inclusive bundles and packages to suit all budgets (see below).

      Head down to the premium enclosure area to study the horses, complete with the Christmas Festival Marquee. Peruse your race card to see who you fancy, or pick up some hot tips from our Expert panel!

      Ticket Prices

      Take your pick from any of the four days that will quicken your pulse, warm your heart and bring the true festive spirit closer to your friends and family: Racing Post Day: Mon 26th December, Paddy Power Day: Tue 27th December, Lexus Chase Day (Ladies Day): Wed 28th December, Ryanair Day: Thurs 29th December

      There's plenty to do in addition to watching the races! Enjoy the bespoke Festival Marquee (which is open to everyone with an admission ticket). Inside you will find seating, a full bar, Winning Line Tipster Panel and after racing each day, there are live concerts from The Springsteens (26th), The Connor McKeon Band (27th + 28th) and Brian Kennedy (29th).  Lexus Chase Day (28th December) is official ladies day and features the Cliff at Lyons Style Stakes with a total prize fund of €10,000 to be won by stylish ladies and €5000 in prizes for the Winning Lady.

    • You won't go hungry or thirsty at Leopardstown! Continue your Christmas celebrations by exploring our great selection of bars and restaurants. Don't forget to experience the thrills of horse racing and soak up the unique Christmas atmosphere the venue offers. The Christmas Cracker Ticket at €40 is fantastic value and designed to set you up for a great day's racing! 


      Ticket Prices

    • Hospitality Packages

      • Admission Ticket
      • €10 Food Voucher (which can be redeemed from any on-track retail outlet)
      • €5 TOTE bet
      • Admission Ticket
      • Race Programme
      • Reserved table in the Pavilion
      • Admission ticket
      • Race Programme
      • Reserved table
      • Panoramic Suite Ticket
      • Race Programme
      • Reserved table
      • Pavilion Admission ticket
      • Reserved table on the Mezzanine level of the Leopardstown Pavilion
      • Three-course plated luncheon
      • Afternoon tea
      • Complimentary Race Programme & Tipster and Tote Betting Stations