About Glow


Ashburton Domain in located directly off State Highway 1.

Free parking is available on nearby streets and at the Smiths City carpark, the old Council building on Havelock Street, EA Networks Centre, Balmoral Hall or the West Street carpark.

Onsite mobility permit parking can be accessed from the corner of Elizabeth and Grigg Streets.

Accessiblity & Safety
The venue is generally suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, but please take care if travelling through unlit areas and keep an eye on kids around the ponds. If you require help, or lost & found, please visit Event HQ.

Glow in the Park 2024 Parking Map

Light Displays

Meet our glowing winged fairies, be mesmerised by the inflatable mushrooms and chill under the towering spaceman as you explore the Ashburton Domain with its beautifully lit trees.

Step your way across the color stepping stones and explore the final frontier in the White Fox & Jones space zone.

Don’t forget to rug up warm as the nights can be chilly, but the Talley's fire-breathing dragon is sure to warm you up!

Amusement Zone

Entry to Glow in the Park is completely free, but there are a few additional attractions available for a small charge.

  • Amusement Zone - Younger members of the family will love having a bounce on the inflatables, while others will get a thrill from riding the Supertrooper! This year, we have more rides to choose from!
  • Glow Shop - Take a little bit of glow home with you! Stop by the Glow Shop for a dazzling array of light-up wearables and souvenirs.
  • Eftpos - All vendors accept eftpos.

Food Court

Indulge in delicious hot food and drinks from around 20 vendors while you soak in the atmosphere of festoon lighting.

From gourmet burgers to hot donuts and refreshing beverages, you'll find everything you need to satisfy your cravings. Come hungry and leave happy!

The food court is eftpos only. Please help us make this event zero-waste by bringing your resuable coffee cup.
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Interactive Lights

Use the power of your arms to drum up some lights or use you body to make 3D shapes on our giant push pin in the play zone.

Free UV face painting was super popular last year and is back again thanks to the kind support of Mid-Canterbury Children's Trust. Make sure you're glowing just as bright as our lighting displays!

Silent Disco is a global phenomenon and must be experienced! This year we have completely free entry into the Silent Disco marquee. As you control the volume, it's suitable for small children as well.

More FM Code-Breaker Competition

Seek out the More FM QR codes scattered around the domain, scan the code, and go in the draw to WIN a Tekapo Dark Sky Experience!

The more codes you scan, the more entries you have!

Head over to the MoreFM Mid Canterbury facebook page for more details.

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Low Sensory Hour

This year, we're introducing a low-sensory hour on Sunday evening from 4.30pm -5.30pm. During this time, we will have lowered sound levels and less people.

This session is also open to groups with mobility or other requirements such as rest homes.

St John Light The Way Annual Appeal

Across Aotearoa, ambulance stations are a beacon of light for frontline teams, and a community hub for emergency response. Right now, many stations are in urgent need of repairs.

This June, St John are raising vital funds for 14 ambulance stations across Aotearoa. Can you help?

St John will be accepting donations at Glow in the Park or donate directly at the link below.

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