FROM cuddly reindeers to Santa parades and fairground rides, Ascot Racecourse is hosting an 'unmissable' day for all the family.

Christmas celebrations kick off with the last race meeting of the year on December 21 with a variety of festive entertainment to enjoy.

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Little ones can meet and greet Santa and his reindeer, enjoy a story from Mrs Christmas and take pictures with an animatronic polar bear.

Adults can enjoy festive cocktails, mulled wine as well as hot chocolate and a range of festive Christmas market food and treats.

The Christmas countdown will officially begin at Ascot Racecourse with Santa's welcome parade, riding down the High Street and into the Parade Ring to welcome racegoers to the fun-filled event.

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Children will get to meet reindeers Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen along with pony rides on the Clip-Clop ponies.

For the racegoers, there will be two £150,000 races, with a handicap hurdle race and the grade 1 marsh hurdle - one of the most prestigious long-distance hurdle races in Britain.

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