2-4 June 2023

Tinwald Domain

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Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and the over 17,000 visitors who helped make Glow 2023 a dazzling success!



  • Lighting Displays

    Immerse yourself in a spectacular display of colour and artistry as our light installations transport you to a magical wonderland. Meet our glowing winged fairies, be mesmerised by the inflatable mushrooms, spot the swans that have snuck into the garden and chill in the winter igloo zone! Visitors of all ages will enjoy the range of interactive light installations!

  • Food Caravan & Dining Area

    Indulge in delicious hot food and drinks from our vendors while you soak in the atmosphere. Featuring a selection of flavours to suit every taste. From gourmet burgers to special "Glow" candyfloss and refreshing beverages, you'll find everything you need to satisfy your cravings. Come hungry and leave happy!

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  • Family Entertainment

    Glow in the Park is not just a feast for the eyes! Try your hand at glow-in-the-dark bowling, cut some shapes at the silent disco and experiment with our interactive light installations. Live music and roving entertainers will keep you grooving and smiling all night long!

  • Plains Railway & Historical Museum

    Experience the magic of light against the backdrop of the heritage village. Visit the Ashburton Fire Museum and get a peek at Mid Canterbury's fire-fighting past, all under the glow of decorative lighting.


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Tinwald Domain, Ashburton

Tinwald Domain is located on Maronan Road, which is just off State Highway 1 at the southern edge of Ashburton. As you approach the domain, please drive cautiously and follow the directions of event staff to the free parking area.

Explore Glow In The Park

This event is suitable for all ages and particularly popular with families. With a start time of 5.30pm, those with young children can enjoy the event, have something to eat in the food area and still be home early. With King's Birthday being a long weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are all good options for visiting.

Mobility parking is available in front of The PLains Vintage Railway and Historical Museum, please follow the directions of event staff. The paths through the event are generally suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters - however, please take care if traveling through unlit areas as there may be some areas of the domain with uneven ground.

The festival will continue in light rain or drizzle. In heavy rain or strong winds, one or more nights may be cancelled. If weather is poor on the day you intend to visit, please check this website or the event Facebook page after 3pm for cancellation notices.

Entry to Glow in the Park is completely free. There are optional paid activities, such as the amusements, food area, silent disco and glow shop. Most vendors will accept cash and eftpos, however there is no facility for withdrawing cash.

Ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone is our top priority, so we ask that you please leave your pets at home while visiting Glow in the Park. This is a large event involving children, loud noises and bright lights that may cause distress to your dog.