Leopardstown's Christmas Festival runs over four days from 26th – 29th December. The Leopardstown Christmas Festival is filled with glamour, festivities, music, entertainment and of course top class National Hunt Racing.
The Leopardstown Christmas
Festival provides not only World class racing for National Hunt enthusiasts,
with seven Grade 1 races the day is also enhanced with a certain festive
atmosphere that only Leopardstown, Ireland's premier race track, can offer.
compliment the day we provide an additional range of gourmet food offerings,
bespoke bars and lounge areas decorated to the highest standards, creating a
luxurious environment in which guests can enjoy this unique race
The Centre of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival
at the heart of the general enclosure, the elegantly dressed Christmas Festival
Marquee is the centre of all events that take place during the Christmas festival.
The Savills Style Awards, Winning Line and Live music after racing all take
place in the Christmas Festival Marquee which is accessible to all race
Tickets Terms & Conditions
18’s can avail of free entry to Leopardstown racecourse but must be accompanied
by a parent or guardian.
aged 18 and above will be charged at the full admission price.
The Beauty Lies in the Detail
The Savills Style Awards is our dedicated followers of fashion style competition which offers the winner of both the Ladies and Gentlemen categories total prizes over the value of €7000 and also includes a luxury stay overnight stay in the Shelbourne Hotel. Indulge your elegance to compliment this brilliant Winter festival and dress to impress our team of experienced fashion judges including PJ Gibbons of Social and Personal Magazine who has spent his life working in the fashion industry and brings the expert eye to the competition, Aisling Kilduff of the Design Centre and Lisa O’Brien former presenter of the popular RTE show ‘Room to Improve’.
A panel of experts give their tips for the race day.
Whether you are a regular racegoer who studies the form or a first time racegoer who needs some expert advice to find some winners on the day; the winning line in the Christmas Festival Marquee is an essential part of your race day experience. Our carefully selected panel of racing journalists, bookmakers, jockeys and trainers led by Leopardstown race day correspondent Denis Kirwin go through the races and give informed suggestions on the horses they feel have the best chance of winning.
Thursday December 26th
We are delighted to welcome Riff Shop back to Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday December 26th following their brilliant performance at our 2019 SPIN 1038 Student Race Day where they performed to a crowd of over 10,000 student race goers.
No strangers to big crowds, Riff Shop have played Electric Picnic and the IMRO Radio Awards in recent times, as well as helping the Dublin GAA football side celebrate their recent All-Ireland Championship win.
Riff Shop are a high energy Irish dance music act who are sure to set the pace for what will be a festival full of fun, action and excitement. Riff Shop will take to the main stage in the Christmas Festival Marquee after racing on the opening day of the festival.
27th December & 28th December
Leopardstown favourites "The Conor McKeon Band" winner of the ‘Band of the Year 2009-2010 /2012-2013 and 2016-2017; will be rocking festive marquee after racing, and if 2017 and 2018 are anything to go by there will be an electric atmosphere in the festival marquee with lots of singing and dancing!
Sunday December 29th
Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup FLEETWOOD MAC, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today.
MACK FLEETWOOD bewitch their audience with authentic renditions of all your favourite classic FLEETWOOD MAC hits. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through each song.
MACK FLEETWOOD deliver their professional spellbinding show with energy and verve. They are selling out major music venues, enthralling crowds and receiving rave reviews where ever they go.
Book early to be sure not to miss this opportunity for a truly brilliant time with one of the best tribute bands ever.
December 26th-29th 2019
The Leopardstown Christmas Festival is very much family friendly, and we encourage race goers to use it as an opportunity to introduce the kids to the exciting sport of horse racing. There is lots going on across the site to keep the whole familly entertained, with exciting National Hunt racing at the forefront of the action. The Christmas Marquee takes on a different feel on the final day of the Christmas Festival, as we fill it with fun inflatables and games for all the children along with a face painter to add some colour and fun to the day. We are delighted to welcome all racegoers under the age of 18 to Leopardstown racecourse FOR FREE once they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our family ticket is available on the festival’s “Family Day” December 29th admits two adults and any number of children. Or why not make a day of it and enjoy our family festival feast in the Leopardstown Pavilion on December 29th which includes lunch, a reserved table for the day in the Leopardstown Pavilion, complimentary ice cream and more.
Buy a family ticket here
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