The Downs Racetrack & Casino, located in the heart of Albuquerque, announces a holiday program for events, receptions, and parties booked at the casino by November 15.  Event planners who book their holiday functions at the  First Turn Lounge, The Crown Room, or the casino’s casual dining area by that date will receive a 30 percent discount on the venue rental.

“With the opening of our gaming facility this year, we are excited to offer a great new venue for holiday events and gatherings,” said Scott Eldredge, chief operating officer at The Downs Racetrack & Casino.  “The casino’s entertainment spaces range in size, from the casino’s fine-dining restaurant which provides an exclusive and intimate setting for private holiday functions, to

the First Turn Lounge which can host hundreds of people for large corporate gatherings.  The Downs Racetrack & Casino offers an array of options for events, from delicious food creations from the casino’s culinary team, to great entertainment and gaming for guests to enjoy.”

The casino’s First Turn Lounge features a modern and contemporary environment with a room that can host up to 200 people.  The lounge offers signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, and 20 beers on tap including craft and microbrewery selections including the casino’s very own signature Post Time Ale available only at The Downs Racetrack & Casino.  The lounge also features an area available for live entertainment and music performances.

The Crown Room, the casino’s fine-dining restaurant, is also available to book for holiday events.  The restaurant’s design provides an intimate and exclusive venue with a room capacity of 50 people.  Organizations can book The Crown Room to host a gourmet holiday dinner, an elegant cocktail reception, and more.

In addition, the Downs Racetrack & Casino provides a dining area that is ideal for more casual holiday events.  It provides several local food options for guests to choose from as well as a spacious area that can be tailored to fit each individual occasion.

To learn more about booking The Crown Room or the First Turn Lounge for a holiday event, please call (505) 767-7162.  For more information on The Downs Racetrack & Casino, please visit, or call (505) 767-7171.