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.