|1:45 pm||Member Gates Open|
|2:00 pm||Public Gates Open|
|2:00 pm||Rides and Entertainment Commence|
|2:55 pm||First Race|
|4:00 pm||Stage Shows Commence|
|6:35 pm||Last Race|
|6:45 pm||Santa and Friends Parade|
|6:55 pm||Lighting Christmas Tree|
|7:00 pm||Bonnie Anderson Christmas Concert|
We want to say thank you
We simply want to say thank you to our local community and the racing industry for the past year with a special FREE festive raceday.
Start your seasonal celebrations with free family Twilight racing – from early afternoon into the evening. As well as a myriad of bars and restaurants for the social crowd, there will be a special visit from Santa with free photo opportunities, a festive parade, Christmas treats, free amusement rides, jumping castles, petting zoo and pony rides for our younger racegoers to enjoy throughout the day.
Plus, see Bluey and her little sister Bingo for their Christmas Live Experience at Royal Randwick. Get ready to play Verandah Santa, Classic Catches, Keepy Uppy and more.
After racing there will be a special festive performance from Bonnie Anderson to enjoy on the Octagonal Lawn.
Entry is free but please register online to secure your place. Hospitality packages available.
Tickets & Hospitality
Make an exciting occasion unforgettable with hospitality at Royal Randwick. Restaurant bookings for large private functions also available. Call 1300 729 668 to enquire.
Includes entry and access to raceday and family entertainment. Must register for one ticket per person, including children.Book Now
Plan Your Day
See Bluey and Bingo
See Bluey and her little sister Bingo for their Christmas Live Experience at Royal Randwick. Get ready to play Verandah Santa, Classic Catches, Keepy Uppy and more. 3 x 20 minute shows throughout the day.
Santa and Friends
Santa, his Elves, Rudolph, the Gingerbread Man and Frosty the Snowman are back this Christmas. Don’t miss the post-racing Christmas Parade, or your chance to have you photo with Santa and friends.
It’s fun for the whole family with amusement rides, pony rides, petting zoo and a jumping castle to keep the little ones entertained.
Bonnie Anderson Christmas Performance
Enjoy a special festive performance by singer and actress Bonnie Anderson, after the last race, where you can sing along to all your favourite Christmas songs.
Where to watch the horses
Savour the atmosphere of the day stalls, study the form in the ‘Theatre of the Horse’ or hear the thunder of the hooves by watching a race from the rails. Royal Randwick offers unprecedented access to the stars of the show.
Food and Drink
From five-star formal dining to picnics and food vans from Sydney’s vibrant dining scene serving cuisine from all across the globe, Royal Randwick caters to all tastes.
Use your $25 dine vouchers at Royal Randwick, redeemable at the Kensington Cafe (General Admission) or Triple Crown Cafe (Members).
Travel and Parking
Royal Randwick is located in the Eastern Suburbs and close to the CBD so there are convenient public transport options to the racecourse including the new light-rail service from the city. Multi-story car parking available.