Transportation Details and Ticket Changes for This Year’s Burning of Zozobra

Date September 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Author Staff


Categories Community Culture Entertainment & Nightlife Festivals


From a City of Santa Fe media release

The Kiwanis Club listened to the concerns of the community and announced changes for this year’s burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra, Thursday, September 5. One of the biggest changes is the drop in ticket price from $20 to $10; children under 10 years old are free. The Kiwanis Club has also partnered with the City of Santa Fe to provide a flat fee of $5 dollars for parking at downtown facilities, as well as an expanded shuttle service to help elevate the parking and traffic congestion around Fort Marcy Complex the day of the event.

(Read our 2013 Zozobra calendar entry

“We have worked hard to be proactive in addressing all of the issues residents raised with our city leaders," said Ray Sandoval, Zozobra Event Chairman. "I would like to give special thanks to Police Chief (Ray) Rael and Fire Chief Erik Litzenberg who worked tirelessly in developing a strategy to protect the interests of public safety, the Kiwanis Club and the protection of private property.” 

Parking Downtown

The City of Santa Fe will charge visitors a flat fee of $5 to park in all city downtown parking facilities and the Railyard garage from 4 p.m. to midnight on September 5, the night Zozobra will be burned at Fort Marcy Park. Here is a list of those parking facilities:

  • 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

Free Bus and Shuttle Service

The City will also run a modified shuttle service to carry visitors from the various parking lots to a location near the event site. In addition, there will be expanded bus service from the South Capitol Rail Runner station to the burning, as well as the free bus fares on the night of Zozobra that have not been offered in the past.

Road Closures

No Parking on Artist Road, Old Taos Highway, or Bishop’s Lodge Road

Snow fencing and no parking signs will be placed along Artist Road, Old Taos Highway and Bishop’s Lodge Road beginning at Tuesday, September, 3 at 8 a.m.

The snow fence and no parking signs will extend far up Artist Road. Snow fencing and no parking signs will also be placed along the Old Taos Highway from Paseo Del Peralta to Loma. A “No Parking” ban will extend on the East side up Artist Road up to Avenida Primera past Prince Street and on the West side of Old Taos Highway from Paseo de Peralta to Loma Entrada. This also means there will be no open grill fires on the street. Any cars parked illegally after 8 a.m. Tuesday will be towed.

Bishops Lodge Road Closed September 5 at 5 p.m.

Old Taos Highway Closed September 5 at 5:30 p.m.

On the Day of the event Bishops Lodge Road will close at 5 p.m. Old Taos Highway will close at 5:30 PM. Please see the maps below.