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  • The Leopardstown Christmas Festival (26th - 29th December 2022)

    The Leopardstown Christmas Festival offers an exhilarating day out for sporting fans, socialites and thrill-seekers alike. Held over four days in December starting on St. Stephen's Day, an impressive racing programme guarantees the best of National Hunt racing while Leopardstown's extensive facilities have become traditional hotspots for post-Christmas get-togethers.

    There are many highlights over the course of the four days, including seven Grade 1 races featuring The Paddy Power Steeplechase and Paddy Power Future Champions Hurdle, Savills Chase and Matheson Hurdle.

    Christmas Festival Shuttle Service

    Free shuttle buses will be provided before and after racing from Sandyford LUAS, Blackrock Dart Station, Heuston Station and Naas Town Centre. See here for schedule.

    A ticket to reserve your spot on Naas shuttle bus must be purchased. Tickets are free, however €2 booking fee applies. 

    Please Note:

    • Tickets are valid for the date stated only & cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase. Please see terms and conditions.

    Ticket Prices

    • Adult (Advance Purchase Online) €35
    • Adult (Gate) €40
    • Adult (Flexi) €38
    • Christmas Cracker Bundle €50
    • Student / OAP €30
    • Child (Flexi) €7
    • Child (aged 13 - 17 ) €5
    • Child (under 12) €FREE
    • Premium Level Access €80



  • Racing Post Day

    26th December 2022

    St Stephens Day at the Leopardstown Racecourse is known as one of the highlights in the racing and social calendar and a must if you’re visiting Dublin over the Christmas period. The Grade 1 Racing Post Chase is the feature of the day on a 7-race card.

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  • Paddy Power Chase Day

    27th December 2022

    27th December is Paddy Power Chase Day, a day of back to back action packed racing featuring two Grade 1 races as well as Paddy Power Chase (Grade B) the most valuable Handicap Chase over the Christmas period. The day features live music and entertainment throughout the day

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  • The Savills Day

    28th December 2022

    The Savills Day on 28th December features The Savills Chase (Grade 1), a race rich in history. The feature race is a key indicator of the best staying chasers in Ireland and is the target for all the leading yards. Style is a key element to the day, with The Benetti Menswear Style Awards, with up to €7,000 in prizemoney to be won.

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  • Matheson Hurdle Day

    29th December 2022

    The Grade 1 Matheson Hurdle is associated with some of the greatest 2m hurdlers of our time, Istabraq (4 time winner) Hurricane Fly (4 time winner) and most recently, Sharjah. The day also plays host to our Family Day, and there is a range of fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Children U12 go FREE!

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  • Hospitality at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival

    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.

    More Information Here

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