You know Zozobra is the King of Gloom,

and you can add your gloom here to burn with him!

Click here for In-Person Ticket Sale Locations. Note that only General Admission & General Admission with Express Pass can be purchased in person.

All Premium Tickets are ONLY available online.

If you buy your tickets online, we urge you to print them and save a screen shot after you receive them by email. Please read the ticket email after receiving it, so you can become familiar with all the details of your tickets and entry process.


WHAT'S NEW? 2019 Zozobra T-shirts and posters just got a whole lot more exciting! Download the free RealityX2 app, and you can watch Zozobra come to life right on your device! Who knows what Santa Fe’s most iconic villain will do? Find out for yourself with one simple download, and you can be the first to amaze and amuse your family and friends!

Download Reality x2 on the App Store for IOS or GooglePlay for Android to see Zozobra in living color––and save the date, because Old Man Gloom is definitely coming back to Santa Fe, NM, on Friday, August 30, 2019, for summer’s hottest party!

We’re psyched that we’ve been able to hold down the cost of attending, but we’ve also fired up some exciting Zozobra viewing experiences! Consider upgrading your experience in one of our premium-viewing areas, each of which offers an unforgettable vantage point for watching Zozobra go down in flames.

These five individual viewing areas, AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY,  offer sight-lines that let you see Zozobra at his battling best. But don’t wait too long, because premium viewing sells out fast!

And if you’re celebrating your own special occasion, choose the Ultimate Zozobra Experience – only twenty tickets available, so act fast!

95th Burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra™

Want to win an upgrade to a fun Premium Viewing spot for Zozobra 2019? Just complete our Zozobra Survey! If you’ve been to Zozobra previously, you’re eligible to be entered in a drawing to win one of twelve upgrades to Premium Viewing - Ten (10) Front and Center upgrades and two (2) upgrades to The Z Club! Take the Zozobra Survey Here

Bringing your little ones to Zozobra? Please register them in advance for our LOST KIDS BOOTH, so that we can easily reunite you if you become separated. Just click on this link to attend Zozobra worry-free!

Use this link to add your gloom to burn with Zozobra!



The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe has dedicated itself to keeping Zozobra as Santa Fe’s most affordable, fun, family-friendly event. General Admission Tickets are still only $10, and KIDS 10 & UNDER ARE STILL ABSOLUTELY FREE! With an additional $10, you can upgrade to our new express check-in, which makes getting into the venue even easier. BUYING EARLY IS THE BEST IDEA: On the day of the event only, August 30, 2019, General Admission Tickets are $15 per person Click here for In-Person General Admission Ticket Sale Locations.


Your devotion to Zozobra been answered with our Express Entry at a mere $10 add-on per ticket! For a mere $10 dollars more, or $5 dollars on the day of the event, cut the line with our express ticket to go to a separate express ticketing gate.  Your separate express check-in streamlines entrance to the event, taking you through security and into the venue to find your sweet spot for watching Old Man Gloom go down in a blaze of glory! Children 10 & under accompanied by adults with express check-in receive the same express entry.



Coming to Santa Fe from points south? The purchase of any ZOZOBRA TICKET (General Admission, Express Check-in or any of four Premium Viewing Tickets) entitles you to enjoy a reduced round-trip fare to get to the event on the New Mexico Railrunner! Buy your NM RAILRUNNER ZOZOBRA ADD-ON TICKET AND IT WILL SERVE AS YOUR RAILRUNNER ROUND TRIP train TICKET ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Simply add $10 to purchase a DISCOUNTED round-trip ticket from Albuquerque/Belen to Santa Fe and back. Be sure to have both your Railrunner ticket and your Zozobra ticket available to present, as you need one to ride the train and one to enter the venue. And don't worry, the last train is always held until all Z passengers are aboard! And if you purchased Premium Viewing Tickets, your ticket comes with an automatic Express Check-in!


General Admission Tickets are STILL only $10 each, with kids 10 and under free, for a journey back in time as The Decades Project takes Zozobra into the 1970's disco era. And you’ll power your way into the venue that much more smoothly if you include a $10 Express Entry pass!

BUYING EARLY IS THE BEST DEAL: On the day of the event only, August 30, 2019, General Admission Tickets are $15 per person

FOR PREMIUM TICKETS, BUYING EARLY IS THE BEST DEAL: On the day of the event only, August 30, 2019, the cost of Premium Viewing increases by 10% per ticket.

East of the Beast lets you watch Zozobra come unglued just 135 feet from the old beast himself! This spot east of the pageant stage accommodates 500 people, who also score the bonus of seeing sunset skies before we sock it to Zozobra. This Premium Viewing location is standing room only.

West of the Wild One places you in the Grandstand located on the west side of the field as one of 200 Zozobra fans enjoying way-out views just 130 feet from the pole where Zozobra will let his freak flag fly! This Premium Viewing location is standing room only.

Tio Coco’s Pen lets 50 Zozobra super-fans watch Old Man Gloom go crazy just 95 feet away from his pole! He'll be waving his hands in fury, and you'll be applauding the end of gloom as he turns into a pile of embers. This Premium Viewing location is standing room only.

Front and Center Dying to see Old Man Gloom up close and personal? A front and center vantage point is perfect for seeing Zozobra’s every move a mere 90 feet from Santa Fe’s favorite monster! Only 200 people will be lucky enough to watch this close, so act fast for the best photo ops ever! You’ll definitely feel the heat as the Old Man goes down, and smoke does accompany flames. The awesome fireworks display will appear to be right overhead, but the possibility of sparks is slim.

The Z Club lets you watch the unforgettable spectacle from a comfortable lounge location with overhead covering, located directly above the entertainment stage. With space for just 50, feeling the high from this vantage point above the crowd is as one-of-a-kind as Old Man Gloom himself!


The Ultimate Zozobra Experience is exactly what is says––ULTIMATE FUN! You’ll get your kicks with a laid-back dinner, a ride to the venue, a superb viewing spot practically at Zozobra’s feet, and the unparalleled opportunity to roast marshmallows on the embers of Old Man Gloom's carcass after he's gone, baby, gone!

Don't forget to add your gloom here

to burn with Old Man Gloom when he goes down in flames!


Purchase of this ticket is a license for a single admittance to the production of Will Shuster’s Zozobra 2019 produced and presented by The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe. Licensee agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit, aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of Will Shuster’s Zozobra by any means. This ticket is not transferable or redeemable for cash. It is unlawful to reproduce this ticket in any form. The rules regarding the event are posted at all entrances, failure to abide by the posted rules will result in your dismissal from the event. Local and State law prohibits the possession of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and weapons of any kind inside the venue. Security measures will be in effect including hand-held metal detection, and bag checks. Licensee acknowledges consent to search their person and possessions upon entry or while in the venue. Unless otherwise determined by the event promoter, the event is considered RAIN or SHINE. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, may at its own discretion, close the venue, change the listed start time, or cancel the event, due to acts of nature or other events that disrupt the event, or cause safety concerns for their members, guests, employees, volunteers, and the licensee. This ticket is a revocable license and admission may be refused.
The unauthorized reproduction of this ticket, or its unlawful resale are prohibited. Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources are void. By the purchase of this ticket the Licensee voluntarily assumes all risks and damages incidental to the production of Will Shuster’s Zozobra. Licensee expressly understands that the production of the event involves the use of pyrotechnics, a powerful audio system, and other potentially dangerous devices. Licensee assumes ALL risks, and holds that the promoters, their affiliates their agents, and the City of Santa Fe, are expressly released by the Licensee from any damages whatsoever. Unauthorized use of Will Shuster’s Zozobra, in any form, may result in civil or criminal prosecution, and this ticket does not allow or grant authorization for any such actions.
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