About Glow


Tinwald Domain is located on Maronan Road, which is just off State Highway 1 at the southern edge of Ashburton.

Free parking is located just past the Domain's entrance, please follow directions of event staff and drive cautiously when approaching. The mobility parking and drop-off zone is accessed via the entrance to The Plains Vintage Railway & Historical Museum.

Accessiblity & Safety
The event is 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. If you require help or lost & found, please visit Event HQ.

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Light Displays

Meet our glowing winged fairies, be mesmerised by the inflatable mushrooms and immerse yourself in a mirror ball of dazzling light as you wonder through taking in all the beautifully lit trees – and shimmering reflections in the lake.

Step your way from the Tinwald Domain to the Plains Museum via the Tavendale & Partners colour stepping stones.

Don’t forget to rug up warm as the nights can be chilly, but not as chilly as the Talley's inflatable igloo zone!

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.

UV Kidszone

There's plenty of glow-in-the-dark fun to be had in the UV KidsZone, so make sure you wear something white!

Mid Canterbury Children's Trust will be doing UV face painting, then try your hand at some games! Give mini basketball, cornhole or even 10-pin bowling a go under UV light.

Bring out your artistic side and help us paint our Glow Mural with special UV paint!

Food Caravan Area

Indulge in delicious hot food and drinks while you soak in the atmosphere of festoon lighting and live music.

From gourmet burgers to glowing candyfloss, you'll find everything you need to satisfy your cravings. Come hungry and leave happy!

Options include Purple Dragon, Nigendys, Little Honey, Mr Kool, Mini Donuts, Slushes, Sagkutsa, Tu Meke, Shotz Coffee, T & Coffee, Wild Brew, Anzec Taco, Candyfloss, Chips & Hotdogs.

Please help us make this event zero-waste by bringing your resuable coffee cup.

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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!
  • Silent Disco - Silent disco is a global phenomenon and must be experienced! Entry for up to two Children free when accompanied by a paying adult. For just $5, receive headset rental, a glow band and entry into the Silent Disco marquee. As you control the volume, it's suitable for small children as well.
  • 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 - Most vendors will have eftpos available.

More FM Code-Breaker Competition

Visit the More FM Codebreaker HQ to get your hands on a clue sheet. Search Glow in the Park for the hidden letters, put together the secret word and return the cracked code to the More FM crew to enter!

One lucky entry will score a family pass to the Dark Sky Experience at Tekapo's Dark Sky Project!

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

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Plains Historical Village & Fire Museum

Experience the magic of light against the backdrop of the pioneer village at the Plains Vintage Railway and Historical Museum. See the heritage railway station, church, cottage and shops, all under the glow of decorative lighting.

Visit the Ashburton Fire Museum and get a peek at our fire-fighting past. Step inside you will be amazed by their collection of antique, vintage and classic appliances. Don't get lost in the smoke!

Live Music

Don't miss our wonderful lineup of musicians, performing live at the food area over all three nights.

Friday Night | Tyrone Schwalger - Tyrone was born and raised in Samoa where there's always a guitar at family gatherings and performing for the elders is a ritual of gratitude. He'll entertain with his style of acoustic covers and originals.

Saturday Night | Duopoly - Nathan and Nikki come together to bring the songs they enjoy in the most pure, simplistic way. Duopoly is Nathan's acoustic guitar and Nikki's soulful vocals. Two friends playing great tunes that get the toes tapping.

Sunday Night | Amelia Luxton - Amelia is a multi NZ award winning artist, who's been singing and playing guitar all over the country and internationally since the age of seven.