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  • The Leopardstown Christmas Festival

    The Leopardstown 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 Festival features 7 Grade 1 races over the four days, including the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Steeplechase on Thursday 26th December, The Paddy Power Steeplechase on Friday 27th December, The Grade 1 Savills Chase on Saturday 28th December and a Grade 1 Hurdle on Sunday 29th December. 

    The Christmas Festival also features extra attractions each day including live music in the Festival Marquee, Winning Line celebrity tipster panel,  the Savills Style Awards on Saturday 28th and a range of Free children’s activities on Family Day on Sunday 29th December.

    Gates Open 10.00am (approx.)|First Race  12.00pm(approx.)|Last Race 3.30pm (approx.)

    FREE shuttle bus from Blackrock DART station - Pick Ups from Blackrock 10:15, 11:00 & 11:45 Return to Blackrock 16:00, 16:45 & 17:30

    FREE shuttle bus from Sandyford LUAS stop - 9.30am to 6.10pm APPROX 


      Ticket Prices

      • Premium Level Access €60
      • Child Premium Level Access €30
      • Adult admission €35
      • Adult Flexi Admission (valid for any day of the festival) €38
      • OAP / Student (ID required at gate) €20
      • Family (2x Adults & unlimited Children) - online purchase only €70

      Tickets Terms & Conditions

      • Under 18’s can avail of free general admission (entry to the racecourse) but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
      • People aged 18 and above will be charged at the full admission price.
      • * Valid Student/Senior Citizen identification is required to accompany all Student/Senior Citizen admission tickets. Failure to produce valid identification at the event will result in your ticket being voided and will NOT result in a refund. 

    • Racing at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival

      December 26th - 29th

      Experience the thrill as you watch your chosen horse thunder past the stands, hear the crowd roar and feel the ground rumble beneath your feet. Soak in the unique atmosphere at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, with high class cards that boast no less than seven Grade 1 races. Both established and future stars of racing will be in attendance, so come to Leopardstown to see famous horses in the flesh, and spot future stars that will be remembered for years to come. With over 1.2 Million in prize money up for grabs, you don’t want to miss this top class racing festival.

      More Information Here

    • Hospitality at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival

      December 26th - 29th

      No matter which ticket you purchase, you have a plethora of areas to enjoy the atmosphere and racing enveloped in the warmth of Leopardstown Racecourse’s fantastic facilities. Whether you have a bird’s eye view of the racecourse in your very own suite, or are feeling the buzz in our Festival Marquee, you can relax and peruse your race card in top class facilities. We have an abundance of hot food and drinks available, as there is nothing like a hot whiskey to warm you from the inside out, or savour the plethora of hot food options available across the racecourse. We have an array of fantastic all-inclusive bundles and packages to suit all budgets.

      More Information Here

    • Entertainment at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival

      December 26th - 29th

      There is lots going on at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, with world class National Hunt racing showcasing some of the world’s best jumps jockeys, trainers and horses. Live music at the festival includes national and international acts with the brilliant Conor Mckeown band playing on December 27th & 28th and Irish Dance sensation Riff Shop playing after racing on the opening day of the festival. We also have a full entertainment schedule for families, with the final day of the festival becoming our dedicated Family Fun day.

      More Information Here

    • Fashion at Leopardstown Christmas Festival

      December 26th - 29th

      Saturday December 28th features the Savills Style Awards. Fashion is a major aspect of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival and the key to winter racing style is to find the perfect balance between fashion, comfort and practicality. Stylish racegoers dress to impress each day at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Leopardstown celebrates fashion and offers the opportunity for the most fashionable individuals to display their style in the spotlight however you will also see plenty of horse racing fans in practical, smart-casual clothing. While there is no strict dress code at Leopardstown Racecourse, smart-casual attire is recommended.

      More Information Here

    • Family Fun

      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

    • Hospitality Packages

      • Admission Ticket
      • €10 Food Voucher (which can be redeemed from any on-track retail outlet)
      • €5 TOTE bet
      • Admission to racing
      • Reserved seat in the viewing area of the grandstand
      • Access to exclusive circle lounge
      • Access to exclusive Larkspur Bar
      • Premium Level Swing Badge must be collected onsite at the Ticket Collection Point INSIDE the race course located outside the Racing Hall on the day of racing
      • Pavilion Tickets
      • Banquet Style Buffet Dining
      • Reserved table for the day
      • Complimentary juice and ice cream for younger race goers
      • Live concert after racing
      • Download Sample Menu
      • 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 gourmet lunch
      • Afternoon bites
      • Complimentary Race Programme & Tipster and Tote Betting Stations
      • Download Sample Menu

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