Find the perfect Santa Fe holiday gifts at the Zozobra Shop! From unique tees, collectible glasses, and posters to cozy onesies and pet bandanas, support the Kiwanis Club and relive the 2023 burn with every purchase.
The Burning of Zozobra, initiated by artist Will Shuster, symbolizes the destruction of negativity. Originating from Shuster’s personal traditions and inspired by a Mexican effigy, it’s now a vital part of Santa Fe’s cultural fabric.
Discover the heartwarming tradition of Zozobra in Santa Fe since 1923: Write your glooms, attach them to Old Man Gloom, and watch them burn for a fresh start. Join this unique event on August 30, 2024 to help local children and start anew.
Kiwanis would like to thank the below business and community members for their support of the Burning of Zozobra!
The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe formed The Santa Fe Downtown Kiwanis Foundation in order to protect, preserve and promote the unique arts, music and cultural traditions of Santa Fe through Zozobra, an iconic arts event created in 1924 by Will Shuster.