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Sat 22 Nov 2008, 12:00pm–5:30pm

Where: Hastings Racecourse, 200 Prospect Rd, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: The Races

Celebrate the festive season in true Kiwi style with a race day (or night) at our specially-themed Christmas at the Races events. Whether you're planning the office party or a family funday we can offer you a memorable event tailored to your needs.

Christmas at the Races comes to the always sunny Hastings Racecourse. With a free sausage sizzle, lollie scrambles, bouncy castles and face painting the kids in all of us are sure to have a fantastic day out! Including a visit from Santa himself!

See below for race day package details.

Corporate Marquee (Minimum 25 people per marquee) - $90 per person (0 to 1 people):
Take the hassle out of organising your own function and let Hawke's Bay Racing take care of your staff Christmas Function. Hawke's Bay Racing can comfortably cater for every type of Christmas party whether it's a small dinner group or a function for several hundred.

Private functions offer you the chance to treat your valued staff and clients to a full day of hospitality, networking and entertainment. Get a group together and take advantage of this unique day out, an event like this is sure to make a lasting impression.

- Racecourse admission
- Premium reserved seating
- Cash bar on site for guests
- Christmas themed Marquee
- Race books
- Private tote facilities for your party
- Individual Christmas gift for each guest
- Mouth watering carvery buffet with festive desert
- Complimentary tea, coffee and chocolates

Pavillion Lawn - $55 per person:
Sold in tables of ten. A village of mini marquees will be placed on the Pavilion Lawn. Each marquee can host up to ten people. This package enables you to experience fantastic views of the track in the reserved Pavilion enclosure.
- Racecourse admission
- Race books
- Cash bar for beverages
- Scrumptious Christmas themed picnic hamper
- Tote and bar facilities are provided within the enclosure
- BYO alcohol is allowed however glassware, fridges and bar services will incur an additional charge.

Packages can be designed to cater for any individual groups requirements. Would you like a band, an exclusive marquee area or a visit by Santa himself? Talk to Hawke's Bay Racing about your wish list, you will be amazed at what we can create!

For further information please contact Mel at Hawkes Bay Racing on (06) 8734085 or email