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Event Info

Ticketing: Public

"Experience hot air balloons firing up the night sky!"

Hot air balloons lighting up the night sky, burning in unison to music, surrounded by an autumn festival with music, the best food and wine the Selwyn district has on offer and heaps of family entertainment. This is set to be an amazing event, not to be missed.

Balloonists from all over New Zealand are travelling to this event, providing a unique opportunity to experience tethered hot air balloons lighting up the night sky, glowing in unison to music.

Surrounding the Night Glow will be an autumn festival including live music, Food and Wine trail, children’s entertainment and an amazing array of street food, this unique autumn festival will entertain the whole family.


Check back here as we load more details on the entertainment and music that the autumn festival surrounding the Night Glow will offer.

Follow our Facebook page to stay up-to-date will all the news as more exciting announcements are to come for this event. https://www.facebook.com/hororatanightglow/


Discounted Early Bird Tickets will be on sale through Eventfinda, from 1st April 2019. Gate Sales: $20 per person, cash only at the gate. 16 years and under free.

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.

Postponement date: Sunday 19th May. Please note balloons are subject to weather. If the event is postponed to Sunday the 19th May the festival will run regardless of weather. 

No refunds will be given if the balloons are unable to perform.




Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking (On-site)

Overnight parking available in the Hororata Domain for fully self-contained motorhomes. Entry through Gate C from 12pm Friday the 17th of May. You will be directed to a designated parking area. Departure is by 10am Monday the 20th of May.

Hororata Community Trust would appreciate a donation, per motorhome.