Everything you need to know for Zozobra

Updated: 09/05/2013 12:53 PM | Created: 09/05/2013 11:53 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Old Man Gloom is all set to go up in flames on Thursday night.

The gates at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe open at 3 p.m. for the 89th Burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra.

Here's what you need to know for this year's fiesta:

The entertainment begins at 3 p.m., but the official program begins at 7 p.m.

Submit Your Gloom
For the first time this year, anyone can submit their worries online to be stuffed and burned in Old Man Gloom. You can do so at until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. A gloom box will also be placed near the TV stage at the Lost and Found KBAC Tent during the event.

Tickets cost $10. Children under 10 are free. They can be purchased online at or at the gate.

Road closures
Starting at 5 p.m., people and cars will not be allowed on Artist Road, from Fort Marcy Park to Avenida Primera. People will also not be allowed to watch the show from Artist Road.

Old Taos Highway will also be closed stating at 5 p.m. from Rosario Blvd. to Loma Entrada.

Anyone hosting a viewing party is urged to get guests to their homes before 4:30 p.m. because after that, the roads north of Paseo de Peralta will be closed and the only way in will be on foot.

Parking will be a flat-fee of $5 at downtown facilities and the Railyard garage. Attendees who want to stretch their legs and don't mind parking a little farther from the Fort Marcy Park can park at the Rail Yard Garage, located at 503 Camino de la Familia.

Free shuttle and bus service will be available to take people to and from the parking lots and other locations. 

  • Water Street Lot, located at 100 E. Water Street, surface lot includes 156 spaces. Get Directions
  • Sandoval Garage, located at 216 W. San Francisco Street, multi-level aboveground parking garage includes 404 spaces. Get Directions
  • Santa Fe Community Convention Center Garage, located at 119 S. Federal Place, bi-level underground garage features 522 spaces. Get Directions
  • Archdiocese Lot, located at 251 E. Alameda Street, surface lot includes 174 spaces. This lot can accommodate RVs and buses for an additional fee. Get Directions
  • Cathedral Lot, located at 215 Cathedral Place, surface lot features 172 spaces. Get Directions

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