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All Ages

Be immersed in the Hororata Glow Festival.

Witness a spectacular Night Glow where tethered hot air balloons light up the night sky as they glow in unison to music. Followed by an amazing laser light show with one of New Zealand's top DJ's cranking the tunes.

Arrive early to walk inside a giant hot air balloon and to meet the pilots.
Enjoy free activities like the Glow circus, UV art zone, interactive science with the University of Canterbury, and live music. Discover the Mitre 10 Mega warm-up zone and a cultural feast with a huge range of food vendors. Play in the Eventhire glowing fairground. Browse the stalls to stock your pantry for winter.

This is a magical festival that will entertain the young and young at heart.

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On sale from the 8th March 2021
All ticket purchasers will go in the draw to win a balloon flight for four people with Ballooning Canterbury. Valued at $1580.00. T's and C's apply. See for details.

To manage capacity there will be no gate sales for this event, all tickets will need to be purchased through Eventfinda.
Capacity is limited to 10,000 people.

There is plenty of free on-site parking, with an expert crew of volunteers to make getting in and out of the event smoothly.

This event is brought to you by the Hororata Community Trust, the same community which brings you the Hororata Highland Games. All profits from this event will benefit our community. Thanks to the support of Ballooning Canterbury.

Postponement date: Sunday 9th May.
Please note: The weather and wind may affect when the Night Glow happens and the type and length of their performance. 5.30 pm is the earliest time the Night Glow could happen. The balloons will not leave the ground at any point during the performance. No refunds will be given if the event is postponed or the balloons are unable to perform.

If COVID 19 affects the running of this event, refunds will be available for tickets purchased through Eventfinda. The Hororata Community Trust is a member of the New Zealand Event Association and we will be implementing the industry best practice guidelines at this event. This means we will have contact tracing procedures in place.

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