WE WANT T0 MAKE YOUR ZOZOBRA NIGHT UNFORGETTABLE!
Please keep in mind that all attendees MUST be in the venue
by 8:45 p.m. before entry is closed.
This Page Is Long But Has Everything You Need To Know, So Please Read It In Its Entirety.
The Fire Spirit Wants You To Get Through Several Layers Of Security Seamlessly So You Can Get Into The Venue & Have Fun!
There are lots of do’s, but there are also a few don’ts for this family-friendly event. Please see below to avoid having to rent a locker or walk back to your vehicle.
MAKE IT A GLOOM-FREE EXPERIENCE! THE LESS YOU BRING, THE LESS HASSLE YOU WILL HAVE!
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You will be searched with a wand and go through a metal detector. Clear bags only for everything the same as NFL rules. This rule is in place to keep you, your family, friends and fellow gloom-burners safe and will be strictly observed.
SAVE THE HASSLE AND PLACE YOUR FOOD & BELONGINGS IN A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG BEFORE YOU GET HERE.
OUTSIDE DRINK AND FOOD RULES
No Drinks In Bottles Or Cans And No Water Bottles, NFL Style. We have free water stations for you with free collectible cups to take home.
SORRY NO OUTSIDE DRINKS AND NO WATER BOTTLES
We have you covered at free water stations with collectible cups.
WHAT ABOUT FOOD?
We do allow you to bring food but you have to use our food exchange station.
FOOD EXCHANGE STATION
If you decide to bring your own food, you will need to remove it all from the container/wrappers/packing you brought it in and transfer it to a free clear food-grade plastic bag at our food exchange stations so that you can hold it up for us to see at our security search.
SAVE THE ANNOYANCE OF THE FOOD EXCHANGE AND INDULGE IN NEW MEXICO’S BEST FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDORS!
SORRY, BUT IF YOU BRING NON-ALLOWED ITEMS, YOU WILL NEED TO RENT A $10 LOCKER SPACE.
THE FIRE SPIRIT SAYS YES. YOU. CAN!
YES, you can bring a picnic in a clear bag or clear plastic cooler with plastic utensils to picnic but no hard plastic coolers. If you don’t bring your items in a clear bag, you must visit the food exchange stations where we’ll help you out.
YES, you can bring a small stroller – no wagons allowed – and watch from the family viewing area behind the arroyo. Please note that you cannot bring your stroller into the main viewing.
YES, if you’re watching in General Admission, you can bring a small cloth collapsible camping chair but sorry, NO chairs or equipment in premium viewing due to limited room.
YES, you can bring a small foldable portable umbrella, but no old-fashioned umbrellas with spiked bottoms and no beach umbrellas due to safety hazards.
YES, you should stock up on Zozobra shirts, hoodies, caps, Croc charms, blankets, posters, ZozoRita glasses and other cool swag at the merchandise tent. You don’t want to be the only one not wearing this year’s cool Z-Gear!
YES, you should visit as many food trucks as possible. Check out the list below and sorry if we made you drool!
YES, you can stop and have a brewski or a glass of wine at the Santa Fe Brewing beer garden behind the Fort Marcy Recreation Complex. Please note that there is no re-entry to the beer garden and no alcohol is permitted outside the beer garden.
YES, you should take selfies with Zozobra and post them generously on your social media. YES, we’d also love to share your pictures and videos of Zozobra, so use hashtag #Zozobra99 to let us know we can post them on Zozobra’s own social media! YES, you should be respectful of our very skilled safety officials. YES, you should go home feeling happy and gloom-free!
Below is more information on what you need to know:
1. Start Time and Weather
2. Park and Ride
3. Road Closures
4. Entry information
5. Entertainment and Merchandise
6. Emergency Exits
7. Lost Kids Registration
Our Thanks for Coming
GET READY TO WATCH HIM BURN
You’re on your way, but please keep in mind these important things. Free Admission for children 10 & under is for General Admission and Express Entry with an accompanying adult only. Please note premium viewing locations require all attendees to purchase a ticket regardless of age. Weather and wind permitting, the Zozobra Show will begin at dark. Weather conditions may require an earlier or later burn time, so please be patient and have fun. We recommend being at the venue no later than 8:15 so you don’t miss any of the show.
Friday night’s forecast calls for a gloom-free night. And don’t worry, this is a rain or shine event and HE. WILL. BURN! When Zozobra goes down in flames, DON’T LEAVE, or you’ll miss one of the West’s most spectacular fireworks displays, 15 sparkling minutes of pyrotechnic audio and visual bliss, synced to music you know and love!
HERE’S HOW TO GET THERE ON TIME
Sorry, there’s LIMITED parking at or near the Ft. Marcy Zozobra event site. Entry is on foot only, but we have free parking and transportation for you. Please park at the South Capitol Rail Runner Station parking lot located between Alta Vista St. and Cordova Rd., behind the Manual Lujan Building. Directions: https://www.riometro.org/405/Driving-Directions The FREE buses run continuously beginning at 5 pm.
You will be dropped off on the east corner of Washington Ave. and Paseo de Peralta near the entry. Please remember your drop-off location. Return shuttle buses will depart from the same location. All return shuttle buses will begin leaving the Zozobra site 30 minutes after the lights come back on.
ADA and mobility-challenged guests should park in the Rail Runner South Capitol Station parking lot and look for the specially marked ADA shuttle buses that will deliver you to a dedicated ADA drop-off point. We request only one transport companion per ADA rider and you must arrive at the South Capitol parking lot by 8 pm to guarantee you have transportation on the final 8:15 pm shuttle.
There is a dedicated ADA viewing site at the Fire Station available on a first-come, first-served basis and it fills fast. Please arrive at the South Capitol parking lot as early as possible. When the event ends, the ADA shuttle will depart from the same drop-off point for the ADA viewing area.ADA patrons can leave the special ADA viewing area and enter the General Admission area, a grass-and-dirt field with potential outdoor obstructions for those utilizing a walker or wheelchair. ADA and patrons with mobility challenges who choose to enter the General Admission viewing area assume personal liability. If ADA guests and patrons with mobility challenges enter the General Admission area, they are responsible for returning to the drop-off point in time to board the return shuttles at the same location. Due to pedestrian traffic, ADA shuttles will not leave until 30 minutes after the event ends.
You can ride your bike to Zozobra and store it safely with the Santa Fe Bike Valet west of the Zozobra entry gates at the Scottish Rite Center. You can ride Santa Fe Trails buses to the venue but please keep in mind that due to the night schedule, you may need to ask a friend for a ride or take an Uber or Lyft home. Riding the NM Rail Runner? No worries, the last train is held until all ticketed passengers are aboard
DON’T LET TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURES STOP YOU
Zozobra road closure information is at this link with an interactive map https://burnzozobra.com/how-to-get-to-zozobra/.
PLAN AHEAD TO GET IN QUICKLY
Since your premium tickets were purchased online, you should have already received your Zozobra ticket(s) via email. If you haven’t, please check your spam folders. You may present your digital mobile ticket(s), bring a printed copy, or present your paper ticket to be scanned. Cell service may be limited, so please take a screenshot of your ticket barcode or add it to your digital wallet just in case. Have your digital ticket ready with your phone brightness turned all the way up before reaching the scanner. Interaction with scanning staff will be limited and contactless. One ticket / barcode per person, valid only for your viewing location level on September 1st.
NO EVENT RE-ENTRY Lost your tickets? Can’t find your ticket email? Locate your tickets by logging into your account at “My Account” in the menu bar at https://www.burnmygloom.com/tickets/ using the email and password you used for your purchase. Once you are logged in, you will be redirected to the main account page. Look for the sidebar menu on the left side of the screen. Select TICKETS. Your ticket information and a link should show on the right side of the screen. Forgot your password? Click on LOST YOUR PASSWORD and you’ll receive an email to reset your password. Click on the link in the email to reset your password and once the password is reset, you can log in. Remember to check your spam or junk folder if you do not receive the email within 5 minutes.
Didn’t create an account when you purchased tickets? Register with the same email you used to make your purchase and create a password. Once your account is created, you will receive an email to confirm your registration. Then you can log in by following the instructions above.
FRONT & CENTER, FIRE PIT, WEST OF THE WILD ONE, EAST OF THE BEAST
IF YOU HAVE PREMIUM VIEWING TICKETS You must be through the security and ticketing process, and in your viewing area no later than 8:30 p.m. to ensure that nothing prevents you from returning to your exclusive viewing location. Please plan ahead to complete your premium viewing entry process by 8:15 p.m.At 8:15 p.m., all gates will open to general admission due to the increase in crowd size. If you arrive after 8:15 p.m., you can still enter through the express gates, but express check-in can no longer be guaranteed and you may experience delays. Please remember that the Zozobra Show is scheduled to begin at dark, weather and wind permitting; weather conditions may require an earlier or later start time. All entry to the Ft. Marcy Zozobra site is on foot via two entry points: one at the intersection of Paseo de Peralta and Bishop’s Lodge Road for General Admission and the other on the west side of the Scottish Rite Center, the big pink building on the corner for Express Admission and Premium Viewing.
The GREEN CHILE GATE for your EXPRESS PASS ENTRY is located on Paseo de Peralta at the driveway on the WEST side of the Scottish Rite Center PINK building. LOOK FOR THE GREEN CHILE GATE AND THE SIGN THAT SAYS EXPRESS PASS ENTRY. Since you already purchased your ticket, skip the ticket booth. After you have entered on the WEST side of the Scottish Rite Center, look for the fifteen SOUTHERN gates on the right. You will go through a security check before heading up Bishop’s Lodge Road to the venue. The less you are carrying, the easier it is to get through security and into the venue. Remember, you can pick up food and souvenirs once you get there! After going through security, proceed up Bishop’s Lodge Road to the venue where you will go through a metal detector. Once you are in the venue, you may stay in the family viewing area at the southeast part of the venue or proceed across the central land bridge into the ballpark General Admission area.
SEE THE MAP BELOW TO KNOW HOW TO PROCEED TO YOUR GENERAL ADMISSION VIEWING. PLEASE PLAN TO BE IN YOUR PREMIUM VIEWING LOCATION NO LATER THAN 8:30 PM.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS TICKETS
IF YOU HAVE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS The General Admission RED CHILE GATE is located on Paseo de Peralta on the EAST side of the Scottish Rite Center PINK building.
Since you already have a GENERAL ADMISSION ticket, you may enter through the ‘Have A Ticket’ lane on the right and avoid the crowd. After you have entered on the east side of the Scottish Rite Center, LOOK for the fifteen SOUTHERN gates on the right. You will go through a security check before heading up Bishop’s Lodge Road to the venue. The less you are carrying, the easier it is to get through security and into the venue. Remember, you can pick up food and souvenirs once you get there! After going through security, proceed up Bishop’s Lodge Road to the venue where you will go through a metal detector. Once you are in the venue, you may stay in the family viewing area at the southeast part of the venue or proceed across the central land bridge into the ballpark General Admission area.
If you don’t use clear plastic bags, you’ll have to leave the ticketing area to make the switch, then go back to the ticketing area and start at the back of the line. Save the hassle and plan ahead and bring your snacks and personal items in a clear plastic bag.If you have items not allowed by security, there’s a locker truck 100 feet from the entry gates where you can rent a space for $10. That’s much easier than having to walk back to your vehicle to store your items!
THE BURNING IS THE PINNACLE OF THE FUN, BUT WE HAVE LOTS OF WAYS TO ENTERTAIN YOU AS WE WAIT FOR THE MAIN SHOW
Zozobra is a full evening of fun. With live entertainment, food trucks, the burning and a fabulous fireworks show.
GATES OPEN AT 4 PM:
Bragging rights if you celebrate by posting your pictures on Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #zozobra99 to be part of the fun!
4-7 PM Live Entertainment False Summit AKA Pond Sküm
Lumbre del Sol
7 PM The Official Zozobra Show Begins
Wise Fool NM
Maa Tuu Dancers
8:30 PM Everything You Know and Love
Beach Ball Song and Toss
Welcome Remarks from Kiwanis President Jacob Romero and Kiwanis International President Bert West and Elected Officials
Lights Out Song
The Zozobra Merchandise Booth has everything you always wanted waiting for you!
IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, LOOK FOR THE LIT EXIT SIGN CLOSEST TO YOU AS IT MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM THE WAY YOU CAME IN
Please look for lighted EXIT signage and safety officials and volunteers who can direct you to the closest exit location. And make sure you’re in the right place at the right time to catch your return bus or shuttle.
PLEASE LOOK UP FOR LIGHTED EXIT SIGNS TO DIRECT YOU TO THE NEAREST EXIT
YOU MAY BE DIRECTED TO AN EXIT AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN WHERE YOU ENTERED
IF THE EXIT SIGN HAS A DOWN ARROW, PROCEED TO THAT EXIT
IF THE EXIT SIGN HAS A LEFT OR RIGHT ARROW, FOLLOW THAT ARROW TO THE NEAREST EXIT SIGN WITH A DOWN ARROW TO EXIT
DON’T LOSE TRACK OF YOUR CHILD
You can register your child in advance at https://burnzozobra.com/the-lost-kids-booth/If you wish, you can stop by the Lost Kids booth at the west side of the Family Viewing area in Magers Field when you arrive to register your child and show them where to go if they become separated from you.
We will provide wristbands for your kids that include parent names and cell phone numbers. This will match our records and serve as a way for us to find you. Please enter the number for the cell phone you will be carrying. If your child becomes separated from you, please look for a police officer to assist you. On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, we thank you for purchasing a ticket to the 99th Burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra. This event, like other events organized by the Kiwanis Club, is dedicated to improving the lives of children. https://burnzozobra.com/fundraising/
If you have any additional questions, please consult the FAQs on our website https://burnzozobra.com/faqs/
THANK YOU! WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE ZOZOBRA SHOW
We’re excited to welcome YOU to the 99th Burning of Zozobra celebrating the millennial era in the last year of the Zozobra Decades Project. We appreciate your ticket purchase, which helps the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe make life better for our kids!
Zozobra Event Chair
Our commitment to our historic traditions is unwavering! September 1, 2023 will be the 99th presentation of The Burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra Santa Fe’s unique cultural celebration. Zozobra is Santa Fe’s most historic, unique and entertaining tradition! The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is the sole organizer of The Burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra and over the years Zozobra has given back $1.9 million to help the children of our communities grow and thrive.Members of the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe and local volunteers dedicate thousands of hours each year in preparation for making Zozobra a fun, family-friendly event and we deeply appreciate your support. KIWANIS CLUB OF SANTA FE * BURNZOZOBRA.COM