GENERAL ADMISSION OR UPGRADE WITH FIVE PREMIUM VIEWING TICKETS
ARE YOU READY FOR NEW MEXICO’S HOTTEST PARTY?
THE 99TH BURNING OF ZOZOBRA on Friday, September 01, 2023
with a millennium-style 200s and 2010s era dance party!
UPDATED 2023 TICKET INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, NM, on the Friday before Labor Day as an exciting and festive finale to the last days of summer.
ZOZOBRA 2022 TICKETS ON SALE
Please make sure that each person in your group who is going to the event has a ticket to get in. The only exception is for General Admission for a child 10 or under–kids 10 and under are free, but ONLY in the general admission viewing area-all other viewing areas require a ticket from everyone.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
General Admission Zozobra Tickets are only $20 in advance, and KIDS 10 & UNDER ARE STILL ABSOLUTELY FREE!
BUYING EARLY IS THE BEST IDEA!
GENERAL ADMISSION WITH EXPRESS PASS TICKETS
Want to skip the lines? Our Express Admission is the answer! For just $25, you can head straight to a separate express ticketing gate. Kids 10 & under accompanied by adults with express check-in receive the same express entry at no charge.
CLICK HERE for in-person locations to purchase General Admission and General Admission with Express Pass tickets. Premium Viewing is available online only.
UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE CHOOSE FROM OUR PREMIUM VIEWING OPTIONS BELOW:
Please make sure that each person in your group who is going to the event has a ticket to get in. The only exception is for General Admission for a child 10 or under–kids 10 and under are free, but ONLY in the General Admission viewing area. All the PREMIUM viewing areas below require a ticket from everyone.
PREMIUM VIEWING TICKETS SOLD ONLY ONLINE
GO ALL-IN WITH THE
ULTIMATE ZOZOBRA EXPERIENCE
- A full dinner at historic La Fonda on the Plaza in the heart of downtown Santa Fe;
- A police escort to the venue;
- The chance to throw out beachballs to the crowd when the Beachball Song begins;
- A superb center viewing spot practically at Zozobra’s feet;
- And there’s even more –– the unparalleled opportunity to roast marshmallows on Zozobra’s embers after he’s gone, gone, gone!
|If YOU have the ULTIMATE desire to make memorably happy moments and burn your gloom at the same time, then the Ultimate Zozobra Experience is your ticket to an incredible experience!|
SIX ONE-OF-A-KIND PREMIUM VIEWING LOCATIONS
*NOTE KIDS UNDER 10 NEED A TICKET TO ACCOMPANY AN ADULT IN ALL PREMIUM VIEWING LOCATIONS
FRONT AND CENTER
Can’t wait to see Old Man Gloom up close and personal? This smokin’ premium experience lets just 200 fans see Zozobra’s every move 100 feet from Santa Fe’s favorite monster!
NOT INTERESTED IN STANDING? CHOOSE THE NEW DOOR-TO-DOOR VALET.
ONLY SEATING IN THE VENUE SPOT…THE “Z”-ZONE
Drum-roll, please! It’s new! It’s different! It’s got the only seating in the venue and valet door-to-door service! The exciting new “Z”-Zone invites 110 people to enjoy valet pick-up and drop-off to the venue, seating on a raised platform, and smokin’ views!
“Radio killed the Video Star”–No video to show you? Simple –– it’s brand-new and you’ll be the first to give it a test-drive, so pull out your camera and show us the scene!
EAST OF THE BEAST
Want to be more closely acquainted with Zozobra? You and 500 of your new best friends will enjoy free snacks as you watch just 145 feet from the beast himself, looking your way as he groans in rage!
WEST OF THE WILD ONE
Envy the fans watching Zozobra from the Grandstand? You and your 200 besties enjoy that special perk for yourselves 175 feet from the spot where Zozobra loses his temper!
THE FIRE PIT
Get all the feels in a spectacular spot just 110 feet west of Santa Fe’s biggest hater, so close that Zozobra can see you laughing as he growls in fury!
(Video: Mira Hnatyshyn)
OR UPGRADE WITH SIX PREMIUM VIEWING TICKETS
Six distinctive Premium Viewing areas, which are standing room only (except for the Z-Zone, which has valet transportation and seating), offer up-close and personal sight-lines that knock your socks off!
BUYING EARLY IS THE BEST DEAL: If they have not already sold out prior to the event (yes, that’s a hint!), Premium Viewing tickets may be available for purchase in person at the venue on the day of the event only, Friday, September 2, 2022.
SUBMIT YOUR GLOOM TO BURN AND GET YOUR ZOZOBRA MERCHANDISE IN ADVANCE SO YOU CAN SHOW UP ALREADY DECKED OUT IN YOUR 2022 ZOZOBRA GEAR!
We are ready to burn your gloom for you! Let go of what is bothering you and start fresh! All you have to do is write it down, submit it and we’ll print it on paper to burn with Zozobra!
And how about this year’s cool Zozobra collectibles, t-shirts and posters? Everything you always wanted is at
Created by Will Shuster, a member of an artists group known as Los Cinco Pintores who came to New Mexico in the 1920s, Zozobra first appeared in 1924 as a six-foot puppet, and over the years has grown to a towering 50-foot high marionette made of wood, wire and cotton cloth and stuffed with hundreds of bags of shredded paper and “glooms,” the anxieties, worries and woes of the past year written on paper and destined to burn with Zozobra. For the last 98 years, the people of Santa Fe, families and friends new and old, have annually made their way to Fort Marcy Park to view this one-of-a-kind pageant.
Since 1964. the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe has held the exclusive copyright and trademarks to the tradition, which is the Club’s major fundraiser held as a community service event to benefit children via grants made from the event’s net proceeds.