Christmas Race Day | Say Hello to Summer Racing
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Saturday,
Dec 21, 2019

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Gates open 11:55am • First race 12:55pm • Last race 5:55pm

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The VRC invites the community to join us in celebrating Christmas at Flemington.

Santa Claus will once again make a magical appearance so children can experience a special one-on-one moment with the jolly big man and families can capture a photographic memento.

Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane with the kids and visit Mrs Claus’ Bakery and Santa’s Stables. Plus keep an eye out for our Christmas carollers roaming the racecourse singing your favourite festive tunes.

VRC members and guests can sip refreshing cocktails while listening to laid-back acoustic tunes on The Balcony Bar and enjoy dazzling city views and DJ tunes as the sun sets from The Roof Garden.

Local residents in the suburbs of Flemington and Kensington (3031), Ascot Vale and Maribyrnong (3032) and Footscray (3011) will receive complimentary racecourse entry. Simply present ID showing your postcode at the entrance gates.

Download the Flemington App before arriving on course to enhance your race day experience. 

     

CANDY CANE LANE

CANDY CANE LANE

The west end of Flemington’s Front Lawn will be transformed into a festive wonderland. Experience a magical one-on-one moment with Santa Claus and take home a photographic memento. Visit Santa’s Stables and enjoy an abundance of fun activities for all ages.

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SURF & TURF SHACK AT THE LAWN BAR

SURF & TURF SHACK AT THE LAWN BAR

Inspired by the coastal town of Cape Cod, The Surf & Turf Shack will take prime position on the Front Lawn this summer, serving up seafood specials plus BBQ delights. With plenty of seating and shade, easy access to the Lawn Bar plus acoustic tunes, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxed summer race day.

THE LOUNGE

THE LOUNGE

Witness every finish while relaxing with mates in The Lounge inside Saintly Place West. With quick access out to the Winning Post, billiards and foosball, craft beers and pub-food favourites, The Lounge is a great spot to enjoy all the racing action.

SUMMER ON THE ROOF GARDEN

SUMMER ON THE ROOF GARDEN

Sip on cool cocktails as you enjoy the summertime sunshine from Flemington’s best vantage point - The Roof Garden. After the last, the spacious deck and inside bar transforms into a vibrant party. Dance into the night with a DJ on the decks and dazzling city views in the backdrop.

BALCONY BAR

BALCONY BAR

Sit back, relax and sip refreshing cocktails while listening to laid-back acoustic tunes on the Balcony Bar.

EXTENDED HOURS

EXTENDED HOURS

Keep the party going after the last in The Roof Garden and G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar in The Club Stand! Extended hours will see the bar open until 7:30pm and a DJ spinning tunes until 8pm.

MEMBERS LAWN

MEMBERS LAWN

Families can enjoy the sunshine on the Members Lawn while keeping our pint-sized punters entertained with face painting and more!

Booking Information

 GENERAL ADMISSION

  • Once on sale, tickets can be purchased online. 
  • On race day, tickets can be purchased at the gate.

VRC MEMBERS

  • Guest passes can be purchased, or redeemed via Racing Rewards points.  
  • VRC Members may purchase guest passes from the Race Day & Ticketing Office (not including racecourse admission).

TICKETING INFORMATION

  • Children under 16**: FREE
  • Carer accompanying a person with a disability^: FREE
  • Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.

** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.