Enjoy top-class racing and festive family fun at Cheltenham Racecourse's The Christmas Meeting

With two days of exhilarating winter racing and plenty of festive family fun, get the whole gang together for The Christmas Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse this December 2023.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Ring in the festive season with two days of December racing and family fun at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Providing two thrilling days of winter racing action, The Christmas Meeting comes to Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December 2023. 

Showcasing top-class race jumping with one of the most significant hurdle races of the entire season, there are seven races each day with highlights including the Veterans Handicap Steeple Chase on Friday and The December Gold Cup on Saturday. 

There's a whole host of festive family fun to enjoy, too, with Saturday's Christmas Extravaganza featuring the chance to meet Santa in his grotto and have a go at Christmas crafts with the elves — including writing letters to Santa and designing snowflakes, all free for Club/Tattersalls ticketholders.

The Got2Sing choir is also in attendance singing Christmas carols to entertain racegoers throughout the weekend — and for a truly spectacular sight, there's even a living snow globe gliding gracefully through the Best Mate Plaza, too!


The Christmas Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse


Friday 15 to Saturday 16 December 2023


Gates open at 10am with the first race at 12.05pm on Friday and 12.10pm on Saturday


Tickets cost from £12 for the Best Mate Enclosure; from £22.50 for the Club/Tatts Enclosure; and under 18s can attend for free with a paying adult


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