Race into the festive season at Bridges Event Centre

The festive season is here – and you’ve drawn the short straw to organise the work party, family get-together or a much-needed day out with friends.

Escape the stress and make it a truly memorable – and fun – event at the Bridges Event Centre. Their holiday season calendar has something to suit every group, with zero fuss, leaving you with the glory of organising a great celebration or work show.

Get the crew together for their popular Pub Nights (and challenge yourselves with a spot of trivia), give the family a fun day out with an early Christmas celebration at the races (visit from the big man in red included!), or enjoy a luxurious Christmas Eve trackside.

And even better – the Bridges Event Centre’s location in the heart of the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region means you’ll find plenty of stunning accommodation options, great restaurants and wineries and unique experiences to extend your holiday stay.

Christmas Race Days

For a Christmas work party to remember, the Murray Bridge Racing Club and Bridges Event Centre’s festive race days offer the perfect day out.

Treat your colleagues (or even your top clients) to a work show with a view at the Friends and Family Christmas Fun Day on Sunday, 4 December in the luxury of your own private marquee. Prefer to be indoors? Enjoy a gourmet table service lunch inside the beautifully-appointed Bridges Event Centre with a spectacular view of the track through their Macquarie Package.

It’s also a great day out for families, with fun activities for the kids, plenty of lawned area to run around, and a special visit from Santa himself.

For the ultimate in Christmas racing fun, the SpryCrete Christmas Cup is a must. Held on Christmas Eve, there’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than dressing up, letting your hair down with friends and soaking up the festive atmosphere.

Indulge in the Macquarie Package or sit back and relax with the Legends Package, both of which include reserved seating inside the spectacular Bridges Event Centre, as well as delicious food and drink options.

Want to start 2023 on a high? Race days are also planned for New Year’s Day and Australia Day – complete with packages for minimum fuss and maximum fun.

Pub nights

Sit back and let someone else do the cooking, while you relax with friends or colleagues over a delicious meal and a glass or two of premium local wine. The Bridges Event Centre’s Pub Nights are always a fantastic night out.

Get a head start on the holiday festivities with the next Pub Night on Friday, 25 November – or book in for the community favourite – the Christmas Pub Night on Friday, 16 December. You’ll have to be quick though, this event is well loved by those organising a last-minute catch up before Christmas Day. It also has the added attraction of a trivia quiz for a side-serve of friendly competition and great prizes to go with your delicious dinner.

Host your own event

With its spectacular location surrounded by lush lawns and Mallee views, the Bridges Event Centre is an unforgettable backdrop for any special event.

Loved-up couples love the setting and the contemporary styled architecture for endless wedding photo opportunities, and the ease of planning the perfect reception thanks to the incredible facilities and the expert kitchen staff who create tailored menus starring local produce and wine.

Its size, modern facilities and proximity to Adelaide (only 45 minutes along the South-Eastern Freeway) also make it the destination of choice for conferences and professional gatherings of all sizes.

Extend your stay

You’ve clocked off work and you’ve switched into holiday mode – so why not extend your stay with some extra adventure or peaceful downtime?

For high-energy friends and family, hit the track in a hot lap or challenge each other to a go-kart race at The Bend Motorsport Park, feed the lions at Monarto Safari Park, or go a little further to discover the wonder of the Coorong. Look up for an unforgettable sight, with unrivalled views of the night sky within the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve. We recommend Juggle House Experience’s Dark Sky Gold Stars Sunset Dinner.

If putting your feet up is more your holiday style, relax with a drink by the pool at the newly revamped Bridgeport Hotel – complete with incredible river views – or hire your own River Shack Rentals holiday home and unwind in comfort and privacy. Indulge in a tour of the nearby Langhorne Creek Wine Region, where you’ll find some of the best reds and alternative varietals in Australia. Or, practice your swing at the one of the best country courses in South Australia, the Murray Bridge Golf Club.