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.
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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!
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!
Monday 26th December 2016
The Racing Post day kicks off the first of four high calibre National Hunt race days.
Tuesday 27th December 2016
Day two of the Christmas Festival features the ultra-competitive €190,000 Paddy Power Chase, the most valuable race of the Festival.
Wednesday 28th December 2016
The Lexus Chase Day is one of the most glamorous days on the social calendar in Ireland.
Thursday 29th December 2016
The final day of the Christmas Festival promises an incredible climax of world class racing.
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