Get on-track to experience a great Kiwi tradition: a day at the races. Whether you’re entering Fashion in the Field, planning a fun family day out or after a flutter on the fillies, you’ll find it all at the races. Find an event near you or check out last season’s events.


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harness Cambridge Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 5:00 pm Thursday 03 Dec - Cambridge
As the sun sets over the Waikato, celebrate the festive season in style with a Christmas buffet dinner, delicious refreshments, and heart-stopping harness racing. Rally a group together and join the party! This is a night that you won’t want to miss! read more >

gallops Pukekura Raceway Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 12:00 pm Thursday 03 Dec - Pukekura Raceway
It's your one stop Christmas Party and it's returning to New Plymouth this year. Enjoy a day of superb thoroughbred racing, delicious Christmas themed food, and live entertainment. Choose a hospitality option to suit your group then sit back and relax knowing all the details have been taken care of. read more >

harness Alexandra Park Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 5:00 pm Friday 04 Dec - Alexandra Park
Join the excitement of Christmas at Alexandra Park this festive season on its most sought-after nights of the year. Treat your clients, workmates, friends or family to an evening renowned for its delicious food, electric atmosphere and classic harness racing. read more >

greyhounds Wanganui Greyhounds Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 3:00 pm Friday 04 Dec - Hatrick Raceway
If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the end of the year, Wanganui Greyhounds Christmas at the Races is the perfect way to party. This is the only Christmas event to feature live, up-close greyhound racing action. Join the party with friends, family, or work mates, and experience fantastic local cuisine and the festive atmosphere. read more >

gallops Riccarton Park Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 1:00 pm Friday 04 Dec - Riccarton Park
Riccarton is the home of Christchurch thoroughbred racing and this year they are offering the perfect spot to host your end-of-year Christmas party. Enjoy the festivities in a shared function space, your own private room or a mini marquee outdoors. The action starts at 3.00pm and continues well into the night with a live band, spot prizes and all the entertainment you need for a great evening out. This event sells out fast; reserve a place for your friends, family or colleagues today. All packages include live entertainment between races, betting facilities and host staff. read more >

gallops Ellerslie Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 05 Dec - Ellerslie
There is nothing like Christmas at Ellerslie. Spend a great day out socialing with friend and colleagues, enjoy delicious food, and immerse yourself in the buzzing atmosphere of a day of thoroughbred racing. read more >

harness Oamaru Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 05 Dec - Oamaru
It’s the best Christmas party in town! A Christmas Village bustling with activity, loads of entertainment and thrilling racing action – this event is world famous in Oamaru. Reserve your private marquee and everything will be taken care of, leaving you free to enjoy the festivities with your guests. There’s no doubt everyone will be toasting your brilliant idea come raceday! read more >

gallops Trentham Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 05 Dec - Trentham
Trentham Racecourse combines a stunning setting with a fabulous festive atmosphere to make your end-of-year celebrations extraordinary. The team at Trentham welcomes you to a day filled with festive food, hospitality, and electric atmosphere. Join the party today and choose a package that suits your group’s style and budget. All packages include betting and cash bar facilities, security and hosts. read more >

harness Methven Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 9:00 am Sunday 06 Dec - Methven
Set in the foothills of the picturesque Southern Alps, Methven Christmas at the Races is the perfect spot to soak up the sun, fun and fabulous Canterbury hospitality while enjoying classic harness racing. Join the party! Treat your group to a track-side mini marquee in the Christmas Marquee Village and enjoy good-old-fashioned Canterbury hospitality with delicious food to match. read more >

gallops Waipukurau Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 10:30 am Sunday 06 Dec - Waipukurau
Waipukurau Christmas at the Races is country racing at its finest with an added touch of charm. Indulge in a delicious Christmas themed hamper and enjoy the festive atmosphere, live entertainment, fashion in the fields and up-close thoroughbred racing. Bring your guests along to and join us for a day at this historic racecourse. read more >
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Christmas at the Races 2015

Organising an end-of-year party for colleagues, friends or family? Christmas at the Races has everything you need to entertain your group in style.

Events run throughout November and December across the whole country.

Find an event near you and book your hospitality package today!