The Summer Festival of Racing lands in Sydney from this November

Make up for lost time with the loved ones with a trackside party not to be missed!

Across four jam-packed months the Summer Festival of Racing is set to bring thrilling racing alongside live music, food and drink to Royal Randwick, Rosehill Gardens and Warwick Farm from November.

With a host of key racedays spread amongst a heap of thrilling racing action, there is something for everyone this season.

Summer Festival of Racing

The Randwick Christmas Festival (Royal Randwick – Friday 3 December)

Start your seasonal celebrations with a free family Twilight racing day – kicking off in the early afternoon and running into the evening.

As well as a selection of bars and restaurants for the social crowd to enjoy, there will be a special visit from Santa with free photo opportunities, a festive parade, Christmas treats, free amusement rides, jumping castles, a petting zoo, and pony rides for younger racegoers to enjoy. Plus, see Bluey and her little sister Bingo for their Christmas Live Experience.

Keeping the fun going once the races are over, there will also be a special festive performance from Bonnie Anderson.

Christmas at Rosehill Gardens (Rosehill Gardens – Saturday 4 December)

Picturesque viewing lawns, stylish lounges, prestigious restaurants, champagne bars, extravagant fashions and close proximity to thrilling thoroughbred racing provide the perfect way to goodbye to 2021 and enter the festive season in style.

No other track will get you closer to the action. Plus, enjoy a special visit from Santa and his elves alongside live music.

The Agency Villiers Stakes Day (Royal Randwick – Saturday 11 December)

It’s the season of celebration, magic and wonder and what better way to enjoy it than being a part of the 130th running of the Villiers Stakes, and the opening day of the new, state-of-the-art Winx Stand.

Close out your day dancing to an eclectic blend of dancefloor fillers as party band Furnace and the Fundamentals take to the stage after the last race.

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Christmas at Royal Randwick (Royal Randwick – Saturday 18 December)

Unmissable Christmas racing awaits at Royal Randwick. Experience it all trackside with DJs and entertainment creating a buzz, plus a special visit from Santa.

Award-winning hospitality offering are available, alongside food stalls and pop-up bars, all leading you to an evening filled with after the last race entertainment.

Boxing Day (Royal Randwick – Sunday 26 December)

Boxing Day racing at Royal Randwick is a Sydney institution, and for good reason.

It’s Sydney’s biggest Boxing Day Party with live DJs, pop up bars, plus finish the day dancing through the decades with a concert by time-travelling DJ Hot Dub Time Machine after the last race.

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New Years Day Racing (Royal Randwick – Saturday 1 January)

The jewel in the crown of Sydney racing, Royal Randwick is elegant and elevated, a state-of-the-art theatre of world-class racing, entertainment, fashion and cuisine – so what better place to launch into the New Year?

With DJs and live entertainment all day alongside food stalls and pop-up bars, a day of thrilling racing is sure to keep the New Year’s party going.

January 26 at Warwick Farm  (Warwick Farm – Wednesday 26 January)

Warwick Farm is a focal point for anyone involved in horse racing. With state-of-the-art training facilities and Australia’s leading thoroughbred auctioneer next-door, the racecourse is at the heart of the community.

The day includes rides and activities for the kids, food truck and pop up bars, and, of course, an after the last race concert by an iconic Australian artist that is not to be missed.

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Get to know the state-of-the-art Winx Stand

Accessible for all ticketholders, the new state-of-the-art Winx Stand opens on Saturday 11 December. Named after the legendary mare Winx – it is your new raceday experience.

Spread over two levels and catering for up to 8,000 general admission attendees, the Winx Stand features six bars, four food outlets, and outdoor terrace and elevated views. Read more about it here

Introducing the Winx Stand at Royal Randwick

The Sydney Summer Festival of Racing will transform Royal Randwick, Rosehill Gardens, and Warwick Farm from Saturday 27 November 2021 until Saturday 5 March 2022. Tickets are on sale now via