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  • The Leopardstown Christmas Festival

    Leopardstowns Christmas Festival runs over four days from 26th – 29th December. The Leopardstowm Christmas Festival is filled with glamour, festivities, music, entertainment and of course top class National Hunt Racing.

    The Festival features seven Grade 1 races over the four days, including the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Steeplechase on Wednesday 26th December, The Paddy Power Steeplechase on Thursday 27th December, The Grade 1 Savills Chase on Friday 28th December and the Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle on Saturday 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 Friday 28th and a range of Free children’s activities on Family Day on Saturday 29th December.

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

    Tickets Terms & Conditions

    • Children under the age of 18 can avail of free entry once accompanied by a paying adult.
    • People aged 18 and above will be charged at the full admission price. 

    Ticket Prices

    • Premium Level Access €60
    • Advanced Adult admission €30
    • Advanced Adult Flexi Admission (valid for any day of the festival) €33
    • OAP / Student (Gate Only) €20

         FLASH SALE

        To celebrate a 12% increase in prize money across the Leopardstown Christmas Festival bringing total value to over €1.4 million we are giving our customers a chance to get in on the action on December 26th with a 15% discount on our 1888 Restaurant, Panoramic Suite and Winter Warmer. To avail of this discount please enter the relevant promo code at the checkout. 

        15 % discount for 1888 Restaurant on December 26th – REST2018

        15 % discount for Panoramic Suite on December 26th – PANO2018

        15 % discount for Winter Warmer on December 26th – WARMER2018

        *Discount applies to hospitality packages on December 26th only

        *Offer subject to availability and ends Friday 16th November

        * Discount redeemable on 1888 Restaurant, Panoramic Suite and Winter warmer for December 26th ONLY.


      • 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

      • Fashion at Leopardstown Christmas Festival

        December 26th - 29th

        28th December is the official ladies day of the Christmas Festival and 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 and comfort. Stylish racegoers dress to impress each day at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Leopardstown celebrates celebrates fashion and offers the opportunity for the most fashionable individuals to display their style in the spotlight. 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

      • Hospitality Packages

        • Admission to racing
        • Reserved seat in the viewing area of the grandstand
        • Access to exclusive circle lounge
        • Access to exclusive Larkspur Bar
        • Admission Ticket
        • €10 Food Voucher (which can be redeemed from any on-track retail outlet)
        • €5 TOTE bet
        • Pavilion Tickets
        • Banquet Style Buffet Dining
        • Reserved table for the day
        • Complimentary juice and ice cream for younger race goers
        • Ryan Sheridan 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 tea
        • Complimentary Race Programme & Tipster and Tote Betting Stations
        • Download Sample Menu
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