Local Events

Date/Time Event
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Christmas in the Domain
Hororata Domain, Hororata

A FREE Christmas event, a time to come together and celebrate.

While this is a FREE event we ask people to register so we can manage numbers.


Everyone who registers will go in the draw to win 1 of 4 $50 Z fuel cards thanks to Southfuels. Winners will be drawn at 6 pm at the event, winners must be present to claim their prize.

What to expect

Christmas Carols with the Selwyn Community Choir

Live Music including a performance by the amazing ‘Thingymajig‘ band!

Entertainment – full programme will be available prior to the event

Free children’s entertainment – Pedalmania bikes, archery, face painting, balloon twisting and more.

Hororata Fire Brigade Slip and Slide – bring your togs (weather dependant).

Please bring something to donate to the giving tree (food will be donated to the local food bank and toys will go to the City Mission).

Hot food, Ice Cream and Coffee will be available – bring cash!

You are welcome to bring a picnic, make sure you bring a rug or chair as there will be no seating provided.

This event can run under the NZ government’s  ‘orange level’ in the protection framework which means a COVID vaccine certificate is mandatory for people over 12 years to attend this event.

We will scan these at the gate. Please respect the volunteers working hard to make this event happen under these new rules.

Brought to you by

Hororata Community Trust in collaboration with Hororata Parish and Hororata Fire Brigade

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
W.W.S.C. 90th Birthday Picnic

The Windwhistle Sports Club is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2022.

To kick off a year of celebration they will host a picnic on Sunday 23rd January at Mt Olympus Ski Field.

BYO picnic.

Everyone must register to get the access information – the gate will be locked so you can’t just turn up!

People will also need to present their vaccination certificates to attend this event.


7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hororata Mechanical Swap Meet
Hororata Domain, Hororata

A true mechanical swap meet catering for vintage, veteran, classic, cars,  motorcycles, parts,  tools and mechanical related stuff.

Vaccination certificates are required to enter this event.

Sellers arrive 7am – 8am

Buyerss from 8am

Click here for details

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Agri Arty Party and Auction
Homebush Stables, Coalgate

Come and find a completely original piece of art to jazz up your garden! All proceeds going to the Hororata Parish to help the Vicar support the wellbeing of the local community.

Theme for the art is Movement

A Hororata Parish event

9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hororata Parish Spring Fair
Hororata Domain, Hororata

Held annually on Labour day this is a great family free fun day out with market stalls, children’s entertainment, a white elephant auction, live music and much more.


A Hororata Parish Event