The 2023 Leopardstown Christmas Festival is a four day event, from 26th – 29th December at Leopardstown Racecourse in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. A social and racing highlight post Christmas this is a very popular race meeting for locals, guests and tourists alike.

Race and Stay are the Largest and the Premier Horse Racing Tour Specialists in Ireland. Over 36,000 happy guests have booked with us and we are proud to be an Official Guest Partner for Leopardstown Racecourse. We are again delighted to offer our exclusive 2022 Race and Stay Christmas Festival packages to Leopardstown guests.

If you have never been to The Christmas Festival or Leopardstown before our expert staff can help. Just call us on +353 45 522795 or email us and we will build your perfect Christmas Festival package for you. Our Complete Race and Stay Packages are excellent value for money and you can book online, over the phone or by email with confidence for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.



Leopardstown Christmas Festival runs over four fabulous days from 26th – 29th December and is filled with glamour, festivities, music, entertainment and of course top class National Hunt Racing. The Christmas Festival also features extra attractions each day including live music in the Festival Marquee, Winning Line celebrity tipster panel and the Savills Style Awards on the 28th December.

Tuesday 26th December
Features the Grade 2 Knight Frank Novice Hurdle and the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Steeplechase.

Wednesday 27th December
Features the Grade 1 Paddy Power Steeplechase and Grade 1 Paddy Power Future Champions Hurdle.

Thursday 28th December
Features The Grade 1 Leopardstown Hurdle and the Grade 1 Savills Chase.

Friday 29th December
Features the Grade 1 Matheson Hurdle and the Grade 1 Neville Hotels Novice Chase.



DECEMBER 26TH - 29TH 2023





From Only €159 pp

The excellent 4* Royal Marine Hotel is located on the seafront in Dun Loughaire, about 15 minutes from Leopardstown and 25 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is served by several Dublin Airport Coach routes.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Royal Marine Hotel has an excellent reputation for food and service. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. For a small increase you can upgrade your room to one with a spectaular sea view or for that ultmate luxury experience to one of the suites (pictured). Very popular with groups with plenty of bars and restaurants close by. The leisure centre is top class with an award winning spa on site.
Our exclusive Christmas Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.


From Only €169 pp

The Clayton Hotel at Sandyford is a modern hotel, ideally located just off the M50 Motorway. Less than 5 minutes from Leopardstown Racecourse and only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre.

THE PLACE to stay for Leopardstown and ideal for groups, couples and singles the Aircoach from Dublin Airport drops off and picks up directly outside the hotel every 30 minutes and the return fare is only €18. The Brasserie restaurant and Bookmakers Bar are just perfect for a meal or drink and both have an excellent reputation. Guest rooms are designed to maximise your comfort and include a 42” flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, your choice of Clayton signature bed.
Our exclusive Christmas Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.



As an Official Guest Partner for Leopardstown we have unprecidented access to the best Hotels, Racecourse Facilities, Hospitality and much more. Whether you are a group, a couple or on your own we will do our utmost to ensure you have the best Leopardstown racing Break possible. Our Ready made packages suit most guests but we are always wiling to build a package to perfectly suit your group size and budget so please do Contact us if we can help in any way.

We know we offer the best value and quality racing breaks in Ireland but you do not have to take our word for it, just check out our recent Guest Testimonials and see for yourself what our customers say about our service.