Photos with Santa, a gourmet BBQ with frozen cocktails and free pony rides - there's plenty of fun at Flemington Racecourse this Christmas Raceday.
We’re bringing the festive spirit to Flemington this Saturday 22nd December for Christmas Raceday. Santa will be swinging by for photos, enjoy a gourmet BBQ and frozen cocktails at the Miami-inspired Front Lawn Bar plus there’s free pony rides and kids activities on the Flemington Front Lawn.
Photos with Santa
For the kids (and kids at heart), Santa is coming to Flemington! Have your photo taken with Santa at Santa’s Grotto, which you can find by following the signs and “Santa clues” from the Hill Gate entrance. A gold coin donation is all you need, with all proceeds going to the National Jockeys Trust.
Summer on the Lawn
Feel the Miami-vibes on the Front Lawn, with brightly coloured furniture, frozen cocktails, acoustic tunes and lawn games. Grab a tasty meal from the BBQ featuring gourmet hot dogs, lamb skewers, a grilled chicken burger and loaded fries. This is a free space for all racegoers with food and beverages available for purchase.
Christmas Giving Trees
Our beautiful Christmas Giving Trees will continue to collect cash donations in support of The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal. VRC members and guests can make cash donations at the Giving Trees in The Club Stand Lobby and The Forum, while all racegoers can visit the Giving Tree in Saintly Place. Unfortunately we’re unable to accept toys and books to pass onto The Smith Family, as they’re busy sorting, wrapping and delivering gifts to disadvantaged families all over Australia this week.
Flemington Family Lawn
There will be plenty of fun free activities on the Flemington Family Lawn including pony rides, games, face painting, balloon artists, and a soft play area for the little ones.
Two-time Group 1 Hong Kong Cup winner, California Memory (USA) and 2010 Melbourne Cup runner-up, Maluckyday (NZ) will be joining us at Flemington to meet their fans in the horse stalls and parading around the Mounting Yard throughout the day.
Don’t miss the festive fun at Flemington this Saturday. Book your tickets here or purchase at the gate on raceday.