Last Minute Christmas Gift Guides


17 December 2021

The countdown to Christmas is officially here. To those who are considered the “organised ones” this is a time of excitement, as they have got everything sorted by November. In fact, they have probably pre-ordered a few presents for next year! But, for the rest of us, this is when the panic creeps in. However, don’t worry – we all feel the pressure of the festive season. So, we have put together a helpful “last-minute Christmas guide” to help you bring some smiles just in time for Christmas.

While Amazon Prime is often relied upon for hasty last-minute prezzie’s, if you’re worried about delivery delays and want the ultimate in speed and convenience, we’ve got some fantastic Christmas gift ideas that don’t even need to be wrapped and can be brought right up until Christmas eve (and beyond if you’re really running behind!), with the booking confirmation delivered straight to your email

To save you extra time we have done the “elf” work for you and broken down the present ideas so that there is something for everyone! So put your feet up, have a mince pie and feel pleased that you have Christmas sorted!


1. For the Music lover: 

For the music-lover in your life, we have the perfect last-minute gift idea. Why not treat them to a ticket to one of our “Live After Racing” music fixtures? Our 2022 chart-topping line-up includes Kaiser Chiefs, McFly, Paloma Faith, Pete Tong, Olly Murs, The Human League, plus more! Combining live music with a full race program, these events are an odds-on favourite for a great day out. 

Click here to see who’s playing and book tickets!


2. For the Foodie:

For friends and family who enjoy delicious food alongside a fantastic atmosphere, we have something in mind. Our restaurant packages combine picturesque settings with a delicious three-course meal and excellent first-class service. Explore our wide selection of superb restaurant packages.

See our restaurant options


3. For the Racing fan:

For that family member who just loves racing, there is no better gift than one of our Annual Membership schemes. Take advantage of the size of the ARC Group with our enhanced membership. Annual Members get more for their money by not only receiving free entry and benefits at their chosen racecourse but across all 16 of ARC's racecourses – that’s entry to more than 500+ fixtures every year!

Find out about Annual Memberships


4. For the festival-goer:

If you are looking for the perfect gift for that friend or family member who just loves a party, you’re in luck, we have plenty of options for them, which are sure to bring loads of joy. Take a look at some of our feature events throughout the year which are guaranteed to bring that thrilling festival atmosphere:

Brighton Racecourse

August Festival | 03/08/22 – 05/08/22

Doncaster Racecourse

Cazoo St Leger Festival |07/09/22 – 09/09/22

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Eastern Festival | 13/09/22 – 15/09/22

Lingfield Park Resort, Surrey

All Weather Vase Day | Good Friday

Newcastle Racecourse

All Weather Finals | Good Friday

Northumberland Plate Festival | 23/06/22 – 25/06/22

Uttoxeter Racecourse 

The Boulton Group Midlands Grand National | 19/03/22


5. For the person who has everything:

There’s always that one person who is impossible to buy for. It can be a minefield to navigate what to buy for someone who has everything or doesn’t even know what they want themselves. We believe a fool-proof solution for this scenario would be one of our Gift Vouchers. 

Our Gift Vouchers are available to buy in various denominations that can be redeemed online for full or part payment for any online ticket, restaurant, hospitality or annual membership package across 16 racecourses across the country. They can pick and choose what suits them best from all the options we have mentioned above!

Get yours now!


Whatever you decide, from everyone at Brighton Racecourse have a very merry Christmas.

Newcastle Racecourse

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