Zozobra gets makeover for 90th birthday

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Changes are coming to Zozobra this year. In honor of Old Man Gloom’s 90th birthday, the event will have a 1920’s theme. The giant marionette is going to look completely different.

It will be 50-foot two-inches tall, the tallest it’s ever been.

Organizers also say Zozobra will be a criminal that will be captured and arrested.

The puppet will also have legs this year and it will have another feature that organizers are keeping a secret.

The burning of Zozobra will take place Friday, August 29th at Fort Marcy Park.

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