Throughout November and December, guests can enjoy winter’s dramatic Jumps racing with a Fine Dining package in one of Ascot’s stunning restaurants, complete with panoramic views across the racecourse, or customise your day in a Private Box.
The Prince's Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair takes place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November, perfect for pre-Christmas entertaining with all proceeds going to the Prince’s Countryside Fund.
Tickets for Friday 22nd December start from £18 with groups of 10+ benefitting from Ascot’s Group Booking Discount making tickets just £14. Fine Dining packages start from just £156+VAT per person for a day in Ascot’s award-winning ON5 Restaurant, complete with panoramic views of the racing and Windsor Great Park.
As an exclusive festive offer, Ascot will also be opening the doors to its most prestigious restaurant – The Parade Ring Restaurant – on Saturday 23rd December for a two-course lunch with wine. Guests will enjoy the use of two private balconies, offering views of the track and the Parade Ring, a table for the day, car parking label and admission to the King Edward VII Enclosure.
To kick off the Christmas break in style, the Christmas Racing Weekend is on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd December. Whether you are planning an event with family and friends or looking to end the working year on a high with colleagues, the festive finale at Ascot Racecourse will delight with plenty of festive cheer, dramatic Jumps and fine food.
On Thursday 21st December an Enchanted Evenings themed shared Christmas party is available and due to popular demand, Saturday 9th December has also been released, perfect for smaller groups looking to be part of a bigger celebration.
Shared Enchanted Evenings Christmas parties start from £75 incl. VAT per person and include a cocktail upon arrival, three-course dinner, tea, coffee & petit fours, half a bottle of wine per person, resident DJ and disco, themed décor & scenery with full event management from the dedicated Ascot Conference & Events team.
For those looking for a bigger celebration, exclusive Christmas parties for 100+ guests can be tailored to meet specific requirements for a truly bespoke experience. Events can include a cocktail reception on arrival followed by an exquisite seven-course banquet, entertainment and dancing. Street food stands and live music can be used to create a more informal gathering, adding a relaxed atmosphere to the celebrations.
Bespoke parties are priced on application, depending on requirements. Dates available throughout December, subject to availability.
2017 menu highlights include game terrine with pickled baby onions, spiced apple jelly and artisan biscotti to start, roasted breast of free range chicken, chestnut and apricot stuffing, confit potato, caramelised cauliflower purée, buttered kale and roast chicken jus for main and Ascot’s Enchanted Forest chocolate bar with marshmallow toadstools and pistachio crème. Vegetarian dishes are created with the same care and detail with dishes including heritage beetroot terrine, horseradish crème, glazed beets and wild flowers to start, followed by pan-fried gnocchi stuffed with burrata and basil, salt baked celeriac, heritage tomatoes, garden beans and sweetcorn velouté.
Juliet Slot, Commercial Director, Ascot Racecourse, said: “Festive celebrations at Ascot Racecourse are synonymous with exceptional standards and a ‘best of British’ feel. Whether joining us for one of our Enchanted Evenings Christmas Parties or for a festive race day, as a small group or a large team, our dedicated in-house team will be creating an unforgettable experience for guests. From award-winning food and drink, inspired by classic British flavours, to sparkling theming and exciting Jumps racing as a backdrop to the day, there’s something perfect for every type of party.”