SANTA ANITA TO HOST CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL ON OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, DEC. 26; WORLD CLASS RACING, COLD BREWS & OUTSTANDING BARBEQUE FARE ALL OFFERED ON GRANDSTAND APRONEARLY FIRST POST TIME SET FOR 11:30 A.M., ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 9:30 A.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2019)–In addition to world class racing and Santa Anita’s coveted traditional wall calendar on opening day, Thursday, Dec. 26, fans will be treated to some of the best brews and ciders in Southern California as the track stages it’s popular Craft Beer and Cider Trackside Festival as well.Available to those 21 and over, the Opening Day Craft Beer and Cider Festival will provide attendees with trackside seating and mouth-watering barbeque, provided by Meathead BBQ. The following packages are available at santaanita.com:VIP PACKAGE ($55):–Eight (3 oz.) Beer or Cider tastings–3 oz. Tasting Cup–One Signature BBQ Plate from Meathead BBQ–$5 Wagering Voucher–Access to Special VIP Trackside Seating–Club House Admission–Racing Program–Wagering Tip Sheet–Access to Trackside and Grandstand SeatingGENERAL PACKAGE ($32):–Eight (3 oz.) Beer or Cider Tastings–3 oz. Tasting Cup–$5 Wagering Voucher–Club House Admission–Racing Program–Wagering Tip Sheet–Access to Trackside and Grandstand Seating AreasPlease note, children are welcome in trackside seating areas, but you must be 21 or over to purchase the package. Seating is not guaranteed.For additional information regarding opening day and Santa Anita’s upcoming Winter Meet, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.