Responding to the interest the racecourse has received for its Reindeer Racing Party Nights, Kempton Park has announced an extra date for its exclusive Christmas celebrations.

There were initially to be two evenings for guests to enjoy festive celebrations with the unique entertainment of reindeer racing at the Surrey venue (Friday 14th and 21st December 2012). Private and Joiner Parties will now also be available to Yuletide revellers on Friday 7th December to ensure late bookers don’t miss out. The racecourse reports having received over 1,600 enquiries for covers already: a huge increase compared to when the Christmas parties were first launched last year, when the total number of enquiries for covers was just 1,000.

A winter PIMM’s reception will be held while guests meet the reindeer in the parade ring, before hedging bets on the winner. Once the lucky punters have collected their winnings, a three course festive menu will be served, and guests can party to past and present Christmas hits until the early hours with a disco in one of Kempton Park’s Suites.

Phil White, General Manager at Kempton Park Racecourse, said, “We are delighted to be able to host a further evening of Reindeer Racing for Christmas this year. Last year’s Reindeer Racing Party evenings were met with acclaim: Christmas party guests were thrilled at getting up close and personal to the reindeer before watching the unique race, and a YouTube video of one of the more amusing races has since received over 31,000 hits. From the initial interest we’ve experienced, we are expecting Christmas 2012 to be equally successful and just as entertaining.”

Private parties in one of the racecourse’s exclusive suites are an option for groups of 50 or more, while joiner party nights are available for tables of up to 10. Reindeer Racing Joiner Party Nights are available at £59 inc. VAT per person (minimum booking of 10 people), and Reindeer Racing Private Parties at £66 inc. VAT per person (minimum booking of 50 people) on Friday 7th, 14th and 21st December 2012.

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Notes to Editors:

  • YouTube video of reindeer racing at Kempton Park, Christmas 2011
  • Kempton Park is hosting 97 race fixtures this year (2012), and is also an entertainment and business venue, offering a unique and flexible venue for conferences, meetings, weddings, private parties and other events.
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  • Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex
  • The reindeer that will race at Kempton Park come from the well-known and reputable Reindeer Centre in Kent. While at the racecourse, the reindeer will be accompanied by the handlers who care for them every day.