Uttoxeter Racecourse’s first Christmas race meeting of the year should also prove to be a perfect day out for all the family.

The Festive Family Raceday on Sunday 22 November will include a visit by the Ice Queen and her reindeer, the mischievous Whizzy Rascals, a Christmas Market in the Paddock Pavilion, and six exciting races.

Best of all – “kids go free”.

The gates open at 11am, with the first race of the day scheduled for 13.20, and the last at 15.50.

Ticket prices for the day start at £10 for the Centre Course, but all of the festive fun will take place in the Grandstand and Paddock, and Premier, areas where ticket prices start at £17. Under 18s are admitted free of charge, and full details of all of the packages available can be found at http://www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/fixture/22-november-2015/.

The Festival Family Raceday is guaranteed to get the party started at Uttoxeter Racecourse where a ‘Five Days of Christmas’ series of party nights for 2015 gets under way on Friday 27 November with a Hits of the Decades DJ Night.

Other dates for the Festive diary include: Saturday 5 December with Girls R Aloud & The Spicey Girls; Friday 11 December, for an 80s Night with Wham Bam Duran; and Saturday 12 December with Tom Jones & Friends; before it all draws to a close on Friday 18 December with a night of 80s Classics.

Prices for the party nights start at just £37 per person – which includes, a three-course dinner created by award-winning head chef Emmett Cassidy, live music and a classic disco until the early hours of the morning.

Christmas with AP McCoy on Thursday 10 December, meanwhile, will present Uttoxeter Racecourse guests with the opportunity to look back at the career of 20 Times Champion Jockey AP McCoy in conversation with Gary Newbon. Featuring a three course festive meal, an auction and silent auction in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund, and an interview and Q&A session with AP McCoy, tickets are priced at £59, with tables of 10 being offered at £500.

Racing fans have a lot more to look forward to during November and December with three more great race meetings, including a Winter Afternoon Racing race meet on Tuesday 8 December, the annual Christmas Party Raceday on Friday 18 December, and not forgetting the traditional New Year’s Eve Raceday on Thursday 31 December.

Tickets for the day are already on sale both online at www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk, or by telephone from the racecourse office on 01889 562561.