Race Meeting

Christmas at the Races

Sat 04 Dec 2021 - Sat 04 Dec 2021
11.00am - 5.25pm
Trentham Racecourse Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018, Wellington
Member for a Day: $30
Christmas at the Races Wellington

Christmas at the Races

It’s Christmas and there’s no better way to have fun and celebrate the festive season in style!
An unbeatable day of action-packed atmosphere, live music, festive entertainment, delicious feasts, bubbles, brews and of course the stunning thrill of thoroughbred racing.

1.    Rally up your best group of colleagues, friends or family
2.    Choose from over a dozen different hospitality packages
3.    We send you the tickets and organise the entire party for you!

Choose from one of our fantastic festive packages for a cracker celebration at Christmas at the Races.    


$220,000 Group One Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes over 1600m

$110,000 Group Two Wakefield Challenge Stakes over 1100m

$10 Punters Club Tickets

Members Draw

Meeting Detail:

First race: 12.23pm

Last race: 5.10pm

Gates open: 11.00am

Reserved hospitality open: 11.30am

*initial race timing, final timings are confirmed Wednesday of raceday

Christmas at the Races is open under NZ Thoroughbred Racing Covid-19 Protection Framework Orange.

At Trentham Racecourse the below options to enjoy the raceday are currently available on a first come first served basis. Reservation is essential for all Members Stand access and reserved hospitality.

The process is slightly different to what we know as a standard raceday at Wellington Racing Club. Although some of this process is over and above the framework guidelines, this raceday has been planned for stricter protocol for months, to ensure you have the best possible raceday experience there are a few aspects that cannot change in such short leadtime.  Please take the time to read the day guidelines if you plan on attending.

Christmas at the Races Guidelines

Racecourse Map Christmas at the Races

Race Inc - Vaccine Passport Press Release


My Vaccine Pass Required at Trentham Racecourse

All attendees are required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter Christmas at the Races

Press Release

Ticket Options

General Admission
Gate sales only
Members & Owners
Registration essential. Under Level 2 guidelines 100 guests maximum in each area. Champagne Lounge - Gold Members only. Committee Lounge - Season holders only. Telford - GF, Wellington Floor, L1 and, Milling Floor L2 Members Stand.
Member for a Day
Giving you privileged access to the Members Stand, facilities and carpark.

Hospitality Packages

Upgrade your raceday for the ultimate experience and book a festive hospitality package for the ultimate Christmas party experience.

All hospitality packages include raceday admission, admission into your exclusive zone, water, racebook and pens and dedicated betting facilities, bars, security and hosts.

Trentham Racecourse Christmas Map

Jingle Lawn
A relaxed experience in the Vines Cafe with access to alfresco seating on the Public Lawn
Parade Lounge
Make sure you have a reserved seat in the heart of the Members Stand. With dedicated betting facilities and bars, you'll be in the midst of the atmosphere and won't miss a minute of this thrilling raceday.
Rudolph's Rosehill
Level 1, Public Grandstand with crystal clear track views Dine in the historic Public Grandstand with views down the entire finishing straight. The Rosehill Room will be set restaurant style to allow you to book your perfect numbers.
Christmas Corporate Suite
What better way to entertain than from your exclusive Santa’s grotto with spectacular views over the entire racecourse and hills surround.
Christmas at the Races - Desert Gold Restaurant
Trentham’s terraced, premier restaurant gives you a stunning outlook and provides the perfect seat to experience the magic of racing.
Henkell Christmas Cheer
Looking for something special? This premier position provides the most thrilling experience on-course.
Christmas Trackside Party
Christmas is the time to party, join other merry makers in this trackside marquee to celebrate the season in style.
Festive Favourite
This merry function will keep you joyful with a full festive feast, beverage package and DJ to turn up the party.
Christmas Trackside Spectacular
If you want the best of the best, this is your spot.
Reindeer on Parade
$2450 mini marquee for 10 guests
Nestled amongst the trees on a velvet lawn, this mini marquee village gives you an exclusive preview of the horses as they parade before the track.
Your Own Christmas Function Room or Marquee
Choose from a range of additional indoor function rooms, al fresco dining or the luxury of your own silk lined marquee. Get in quick to secure the best spot.
Upgrade to Race Sponsorship
Looking for the ultimate experience? Upgrade to Race Sponsorship for the ultimate Raceday thrill!

Getting on course

There are a number of ways to get to Trentham Racecourse on raceday, but arriving by train is by far the most popular. For more information on the train timetables, or other ways to get on course, follow the links below.

More Info Metlink Timetable

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