FAQ’s

Q: Who organises the event?

A: The Hororata Night Glow is a community event organised by the Hororata Community Trust with a whole team of volunteers working hard to make this the best event we can. All profits will benefit our community.

Q: Will the hot air balloons be flying at the event?

A: The balloons will not be airborne for the Night Glow; they are tethered as they glow in unison to music.

Q: Can we have a hot air balloon ride at the event?
A: There are no balloon rides at the event however Ballooning Canterbury will be offering discounts on flights for after the event.

Q: Will there be gate sales?

A: Gate sales will be available subject to availability. If we reach capacity we may close gate sales. You will be able to purchase tickets through Eventfinda right up to 3pm on event day. We recommend you do this to ensure you don’t miss out. Gate price is $20 per person, 16 years and under free when with a parent or guardian.  Cash only at the gate. Purchase your tickets before 11.55pm 27th April to save 20%.  Everyone who pre-purchases tickets also goes in the draw to win a balloon ride for four people with Ballooning Canterbury.  

Q: Can we see the balloons without entering the event?

A: No you will need to purchase a ticket to enter the event to see the balloons.

Q: What time do the gates open?

A: Gates open 3pm. The car park will open 2.30pm and will close to incoming traffic at 6.30pm. The event will conclude approximately 8.30pm. Click here for a programme.

Q: Will there be a refund on pre-purchased tickets is the balloons are unable to perform or the event is postponed?

A: There will be no refunds on pre-purchased tickets. The postponement date is Sunday the 29th April. An announcement will be made no later than 9am Saturday 28th April. If we postpone the event will run on the 29th regardless of the weather, the balloons performance may be affected.  Follow us on Facebook, listen to More FM or check our website for updates.  Remember this is a community event with all profits benefiting our community; we thank you for your support.

Q: Is there free parking?

A: We have good free onsite parking with a great crew who will do everything they can to make accessing and exiting the event as smooth as possible. Please note we are expecting a large crowd and traffic will be heavy, please be patient. Traffic coming from the north will enter the car park through Gate A, traffic coming from the South will enter the car park through Gate C. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MAP

Q: Is there facilities for the disabled?
A: Yes, we have a disabled parking area and also a viewing area for the Night Glow.

Q: Is there overnight parking for the motorhomes?
A: Yes we have overnight parking for self-contained motorhomes, we ask for a donation of $10 per night. Motorhome car park opens 9am Saturday 28th April, enter through Gate A.

Q: Is there an ATM at the event?
A: Yes we have cash out facilities inside the venue, a $2 fee applies.

Q: Can we bring in food and drink?
A: We have an amazing line up of food vendors at the event. You are welcome to bring a picnic. Please no BYO alcohol and no glass, we will be conducting bag searches. Click here for details on our stalls.

Q: Can we bring our dog?

A: No, this is not a dog friendly event; the balloons will scare them. You will not be allowed access with a dog, no matter its size.

Q: Is there buses running to the event?
A: Yes. Buses will be running from Rolleston and Christchurch, you must pre-book through Eventfinda. If you have already purchased a ticket you can purchase your bus ticket under ‘My Eventfinda’, select ‘merchandise’ to get the options. Spaces are limited. See Eventfinda for details.