Welcome to your best Christmas party yet...

For a Christmas party to remember, visit Awapuni! With three great dates to choose from and a variety of indoor and marquee options there is a hospitality option to suit everyone. All days come alive with great racing action, live entertainment and plenty of festive fun!

Hospitality packages sell fast - make sure you book early to secure your place.

For a Christmas party to remember, you simply must attend one of the three fabulous parties at Awapuni Racecourse. All
three events come alive with thrilling racing action (including the Bulls Country Cup on 25th November, the LawnMaster
Eulogy Stakes on 16th December and the Hotel Coachman Manawatu Cup on 23rd December), live entertainment and plenty of on-course fun.

Three great dates

Saturday November 25th 2017
Rangitikei Racing Club featuring the Bayleys Bulls Country Cup

Gates Open: 11:00 am
Start Time: TBA
General Admission: Adults $10.00, Children (aged 17 and under) free entry

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Saturday December 16th 2017 
Manawtu Racing Club featuring The Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes

Gates Open: 11:00 am
Start Time:TBA
General Admission: Adults $10, Children (aged 17 and under) free entry


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Saturday 23rd December 2017
Manawatu Racing Club featuring the Hotel Coachman Cup

Gates Open: 11:00 am
Start Time:TBA
General Admission: Adults $10, Children (aged 17 and under) free entry 

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Raceday Packages

(Available on all three Christmas at the Races days at Awapuni):

*Terms and Conditions apply

CHRISTMAS IN THE SILKS- Level two public stand $150 per person Buy Tickets here

Indulge with your work colleagues, friends or family in the Silks Lounge. 
Located on the top floor of the function centre, the room boasts panoramic views of the racecourse, with a balcony that giving you the best view of the day’s action.


* A delicious Christmas themed buffet luncheon follwed by dessert

* A platter of nibbles for your table to enjoy later in the afternoon

* A premium beverage package (includes all beers, reserved wines and non-alcoholic beverages) throughout the day

* Live music from the balcony, an MC and prize draws to keep you entertained between races

* TAB betting facilities

NB: Tables are for eight to ten people. If you purchase fewer than ten tickets you may be required to share your table with others.

THE NUTCRACKER SUITE. $95 per person  Buy Tickets here


The Nutcracker Suite is the perfect place to host your Christmas party...located in the grandstand overlooking the birdcage and winning post you will spend the day celebrating in style.  This package has been designed to host a medium sized group and whilst there is no alcohol is included in the ticket price, bar tabs can be arranged.  


* A delicious festive themed buffet lunch followed by dessert 

* A roving MC, tipster and a visit from Santa to keep you entertained 

* Gourmet chocolates and traditional crackers 

* TAB facilities 

NAUGHTY OR NICE -Level One Public stand $130 per person  Buy Tickets here


Want the best of both worlds? This function gives you the choice of sitting inside or out.  This is THE place to be! Located on the Terrace overlooking the track you will have a superb view of the races and the birdcage.  Great company, amazing food, exciting racing and live music will have you enjoying the day long after the last.  Giddy Up!


* A scrummy festive themed buffet lunch

* Festive themed dessert 

* A standard beverage package (includes standard beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages) throughout the day

* A visit from Santa, a roving MC and live music

* TAB facilites

NB: Tables are for ten people. If you purchase fewer than ten tickets you may be required to share your table with others.

TINSEL TOWN LAWN PARTY -Mini marquee village  Buy Tickets here


Mini Marquee $950 (for ten people) 

This Christmas themed marquee village is situated on the home straight.  The most popular of all the Christmas hospitality options, this is always quick to sell out!  Spend an afternoon on the village lawn in the sunshine, with great racing action and live music - we won't be surprised to see you barefoot and dancing!


* Your own private mini marquee

* A mouth-watering array of noodle boxes and BBQ cooked skewers followed by dessert platters

* Cash bar and TAB facilites in the village

* An MC, a visit from Santa and live music will keep your toes tapping throughout the afternoon (dancing is optional) 



BYO Policy:

No BYO alcohol allowed

For more information or to make a booking, please contact:

Ph: 06 356 4940 ext 3


How to get to your Christmas Party at Awapuni

Awapuni Racecourse is located approximately 10 minutes drive from the City centre of Palmerston North. From State Highway 56 (Pioneer Highway) turn down Maxwells Line and take the first left down Racecourse Road.

Click HERE for map

 contact the Awapuni Racing Centre on 06 356 4940

or via email