Howden Christmas Racing Weekend, Friday 17th & Saturday 18th December.
First time race goer?
Whether you are a complete horse racing novice or a seasoned attendee, this event is set to be entertaining and thrilling for racegoers of all ages. Ascot racecourse is renowned for being one of the most prestigious racecourses in the world. Ascot invite thousands of avid spectators all year round to enjoy flat and national hunt racing, and of course hosts the famous and unmissable Royal Ascot.
The Howden Christmas Racing Weekend is unlike the others, there is entertainment for all the family. The little ones will be kept entertained with festive arts and crafts, face painting and bubble magicians. Alongside entertainment for the children, there will be a cast of equine talent of the highest quality galloping over the Grade 1 Marsh Hurdles, making it one of Britain’s most prestigious long-distance hurdle races.
The action on the track is electric with six Jump races on both days. The Friday features a pair of quality Grade 2 races, whilst the Saturday sees Ascot's most valuable Jumps race - the Grade 1 Marsh Hurdle (registered as The Long Walk Hurdle).
Christmas around the world.
What would you usually plan for a wintery December weekend? Maybe you would be off to a local garden centre to entertain the children with Father Christmas visits, or meeting clients from at high-end London restaurants, or simply meeting friends at Christmas market to enjoy a social weekend. Well, why not try something a little different and enjoy a weekend on the racetrack with your friends, family, or work colleagues.
This year Ascot decided to mark the return of the global community to racing with a theme of Christmas around the world. From American cookie decorating and Canadian ice hockey shoot outs to steel pan carollers and furry mascots from around the globe, the Howden Christmas Racing Weekend is jam-packed with exciting activities for all ages. The traditional fairground rides and candle-lit carol singing with the Ascot Brass Band remain firmly part of the weekend’s entertainment. The secret is out… Father Christmas and his reindeer will be in attendance, and Mrs Christmas will also make a return for her much-loved story telling by the fire.
Car, Bus, Train?
Ascot racecourse is just a seven minute walk from the local train station which is served by South Western Railway, with a regular service to and from central London (52 mins), Guildford and Reading (27 mins). With plenty of on site parking and close to the major motorways M3, M4, M25 and the M40, Ascot racecourse is accessible for many transport options; even by helicopter with a landing facility close by. Ascot welcomes guests from all over to join them in enjoying unmissable racing, top-quality entertainment, and exquisite hospitality.
Which hospitality experiences are for you?
DAIMANI are pleased to offer a range of packages for the Howden Christmas Racing Weekend. Including the Parade Ring; Ascot's most prestigious restaurant where you will be welcomed into a sophisticated environment with exquisite interior and exemplary service. With uninterrupted views of the Parade Ring and Winning Post from a private balcony this restaurant benefits from an unsurpassed race view moments away from your table. The Parade Ring Restaurant is the pinnacle of Fine Dining and once experienced you will want to come back year after year!
A private box on an Ascot Race day offers the opportunity to fill your own private corner of the racecourse with friends, family or clients. Boxes come with a variety of views and they range in capacity from 10 people right up to 72, with larger suites also available. Every luxuriously furnished box comes with its own private bar and dining area with a variety of food and drink options to suit all requirements. With private balconies and large televisions, you won’t miss a second of the all-important action on the track. Betting facilities are within easy access of all private boxes.
So, why don’t you give something a little different a go this Christmas? Whether it be with friends, family, or colleagues we think it's worth celebrating!