The 2021 Guide to Zozobra - SantaFe.com
Zozobra

If ever there was a time to burn our gloom away, this is it. Fortunately, unlike last year, we do have the opportunity to watch Zozobra burn in person, or opt to watch it happen on television or online. Here’s what’s happening!

Can I still burn my gloom away?

Many folks submitted their glooms directly to Zozobra’s head during ZozoFest. However, if you hurry, you can still add your gloom right here for a $1 donation.

How can I watch Zozobra?

Tickets are still available for the live event at Fort Marcy. Get them there. Tickets are $15 through Thursday, September 2, and $20 on event day, Friday, September 3. 

In addition, the fiery event will be shown on KOAT channel 7 on your television. If you don’t have a TV or can’t get local stations, you can stream it on KOAT.com.

How ELSE can we support Zozobra this year?

Even if you can’t buy a ticket to attend in person, you can buy a “I’m Not Coming, So I’m Pitching In” donation ticket through the website. As mentioned above, you can also submit your gloom for only $1. But you can also buy Zozobra merchandise from the website. In the past funds have gone to support local shelters, after school programs, youth initiatives, therapy programs, and more.

COVID SAFETY

Zozobra has limited 2021 General Admission ticket sales to 10,000 and attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results within 72 hours of the event to attend the Burning of Zozobra. Kids have entry when accompanied by an adult who shows proof of negative test results within 72 hours of the event. Kids should wear masks at the event.

The Schedule

Zozobra is a full evening of fun. With bands, food trucks, the burning and a fabulous fireworks show.

4 PM Gates open for live entertainment

4:30 – 5 PM: Dream Noise

5:15  – 5:45 PM: Todd Lovato

6 – 6:30 PM: Sand and Schoen

6:40 – 7 PM: Alicia Gettler
Winner of the youth Battle of The Bands in the singer/songwriter category.

7 – 9 PM: Dance and sing with ZTV, our version of MTV, playing two hours of your favorite 80s music videos.

9:10 PM: It’s the ZOZOBRA SHOW!

ZOZORITA

If you’re watching from home, you may want to whip up a ZozoRita to get you in the mood for the burning. Here’s the recipe for 2020’s smooth summer cocktail, created by the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits team:

1 ½  oz Espolòn 100% de Agave Blanco Tequila
½ oz Grand Marnier
1 ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 ½ oz Simple Syrup

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Cover with mixing tin and shake vigorously to mix. Strain into a salt-rimmed ZozoRita glass filled with ice.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

You can substitute the fresh lime juice and simple syrup with your favorite Margarita Mix. HINT: The Southern Glazer experts recommend Organic Tres Agaves Margarita Mix or Sweet’n’Sour such as Mr. and Mrs. T.

road closures:

Friday, September 3, 2021, ROAD CLOSURES BY TIME OF DAY: 

12 AM (midnight):

  • Murales Road closes from Valle del Sol Drive to Cuesta del Norte Drive

7 AM:

  • Murales Road closes from Bishop’s Lodge Road to Old Taos Highway
  • Calle Estado /Governor Dempsey Drive, and Mansion Drive close from Old Taos Highway to Bishop’s Lodge; local traffic only

4 PM:

  • Bishop’s Lodge Road closes from Paseo de Peralta to Valley Drive

5 PM:

  • Murales Road closes completely from Bishop’s Lodge Road to Old Taos Highway.
  • Artist/Hyde Park Road closes from Bishop’s Lodge to Gonzales Road. Through traffic will be able to pass on Gonzales Road, but with adjacent road closures, streets may experience congestion, so please allow extra time.
  • Old Taos Highway from Paseo de Peralta to Murales Road
  • Rosario Boulevard closes from Griffin Street to Old Taos Highway
  • Paseo de Peralta closes from North Guadalupe Street (east of DeVargas Mall) to East Marcy Street.
  • Guadalupe Street, Alamo Drive to Paseo de Peralta, southbound lane closed
  • Guadalupe Street, Catron Street to Paseo de Peralta, northbound lane closed

Friday, September 3, 2021, ROAD CLOSURES BY ROAD NAME

MURALES ROAD

  • Closes at 12 AM from the east of fire station to the tennis courts
  • Closes completely at 7 AM from Bishop’s Lodge Road to Old Taos Highway

CALLE ESTADO/GOVERNOR DEMPSEY ROAD/MANSION DRIVE

  • Close  at 7 AM from Old Taos Highway to Bishop’s Lodge; local traffic only

BISHOP’S LODGE ROAD

  • Closes at 4 PM  from Paseo de Peralta to Valley Drive

ARTIST/HYDE PARK ROAD

  • Closes at 5 PM from Bishop’s Lodge to Gonzales Road. Through traffic will able to pass on Gonzales Road, but with adjacent road closures, streets may experience congestion, so please allow extra time.

OLD TAOS HIGHWAY

  • Closes at 5 PM from Paseo de Peralta to Murales Road

ROSARIO BOULEVARD

  • Closes at 5 PM from Griffin Street to Old Taos Highway

GRANT AVENUE

  • Closes at 5 PM from Griffin Street to Old Taos Highway

HILLSIDE AVENUE

  • Closes at 5 PM from Paseo de Peralta to East Marcy Street

WASHINGTON AVENUE

  • Closes at 5 PM from Paseo de Peralta to East Marcy Street

PASEO DE PERALTA

  • Closes at 5 PM from North Guadalupe Street, east of De Vargas Mall, to Marcy Street

GUADALUPE STREET

  • Closes at 5 PM from Park St./Catron St. intersection to Alamo Drive, change of direction
This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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