The 99th Burning of Zozobra takes place Friday, September 1, 2023, and Zozobra 2023 tickets are now on sale. This event is one of Santa Fe’s most popular: a fun, affordable, and family-friendly party where you also get to burn away your glooms to start life fresh without all those worries dragging you down! All this fun PLUS the great feeling you get knowing that net proceeds go to support children in Santa Fe through the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, the folks who manage the Burning of Zozobra.
There are many exciting Zozobra 2023 ticket options for this 99th time of taking down Old Man Gloom, from General Admission tickets with a special New Mexico residents discount to Z-Zone tickets with dedicated seating and valet transportation to and from the event. Or you might want the Ultimate Zozobra Experience, which includes dinner at La Fonda on the Plaza, an escort to the venue, throwing out beachballs to the crowd, and — get this! — roasting marshmallows over Zozobra’s fiery embers!
Zozobra 2023 Ticket Options
General Admission tickets are only $20 in advance and kids 10 and under are free! There’s a special offer for Zozobra 2023 tickets: Buy three General Admission tickets and get one free, but only if you buy in advance by Monday, July 31; this offer applies to General Admission only, not to General Admission with Express Pass.
General Admission tickets will be $25 per person online after July 31 and $30 at the gate. And if you’re a New Mexico resident, you get a further $5 discount on General Admission tickets purchased until August 15!
General Admission with Express Entry tickets allow you to skip the lines! They’re only $25 in advance, $30 online the day of the event, and $35 at the entry gate. And New Mexico residents still save $5 on tickets purchased by August 15. Express General Admission ticket holders enter the venue through a special gate, skipping those pesky lines. Kids 10 and under are free in this ticketing section, too.
Premium Viewing Location Tickets
Premium tickets to see Zozobra burn are standing-room only, and chairs are not permitted. General admission is standing room as well, but collapsible camp chairs are allowed until showtime.
Everyone needs a ticket in premium viewing areas, including kids 10 and under. Children aged 10 and under are free only in the General Admission area where they do not need a ticket. Be sure to get your Zozobra 2023 tickets early, especially for these premium areas, which are only available online.
Ultimate Zozobra Experience places you in a viewing location practically at Zozobra’s feet, a private dinner at La Fonda on the Plaza, a special escort to the venue, throwing out beach balls to the crowds, a goodie bag with a 2023 Zozobra hoodie, and roasting those marshmallows over what’s left of Zozobra. These tickets sell out quickly and are available only until August 31 — unless they sell out earlier! Tickets are $299 per person.
Front and Center tickets are available to only 240 Zozobra fans who will be just 100 feet away from Old Man Gloom! Ticket prices go up as the event approaches, so buy them now. Prices start at $99.
The “Z” Zone is the only seated viewing area and includes an area of only 140 people who will have valet coach pick-up and drop-off, seating on a raised platform with snacks, and panoramic views. These tickets also go up in price as the event gets closer, starting at $174.99.
The Fire Pit is an area for 275 people who will cheer on Zozobra’s demise from just 110 feet away. Tickets go up in price as time goes on, starting at $79.99.
West of the Wild One lets 230 people watch from only 175 feet away as Zozobra loses his temper. Tickets start at $64.99.
East of the Beast gives 475 people the view of Zozobra raging just 145 feet away, with prices starting at $49.99.
Note that there are no refunds or exchanges, but ticket insurance is available to purchase with your tickets.
Submit Your Gloom
Got a gloom to burn? You can submit it online for only $1 and it will be printed and stuffed inside Old Man Gloom to be burned! You can send them a copy of your divorce papers to burn if you want! Learn more here.
Share your Zozobra Story
If you’ve attended the Burning of Zozobra and have an interesting story about it, fun photos, or even a video clip, share it! Hutton Broadcasting is working with the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe to produce a documentary for the 100th Burning of Zozobra. It’s easy to share — just click here!
About Zozobra and the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe
For the last 99 years, the people of New Mexico, families, and friends new and old have annually made their way to Fort Marcy Park to view this one-of-a-kind pageant.