OCT. 6-14 2018

Gondola Club


Enjoy Balloon Fiesta from one of the most picturesque locations in Balloon Fiesta Park. The Gondola Club is a private area away from the crowds, and includes delicious food, local entertainment, courtesy shuttles, and indoor restrooms just for our guests.

The Balloon Fiesta is a truly unique experience, and Gondola Club tickets allow guests to experience this world-class event in a very special and private setting. Just imagine being able to have a private seat complete with wonderful food while looking out over a Mass Ascension, Special Shapes Rodeo, a balloon glow, competition or fireworks.

Hours of Operation

Morning Sessions: 5:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Evening Sessions: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Foodservice ends 30 minutes prior to the close of each session.


Balloon Fiesta consists of 14 "sessions." A session consists of all the activities that take place during a certain time frame (morning or evening). There is a morning session on each of the 9 days of the event, and there are 5 evening sessions throughout the event. A schedule of the event sessions can be found here: 2018 Event Schedule

The Gondola Club is priced "per session." So if you attend for a morning session, then return for an evening session, a separate ticket is required for each of the two sessions.

  • Individuals:
    Adult - $110 per person, per session 
    Child (ages 4-12) - $55 per person, per session
  • Groups 14+ Ppl:
    Adult - $95 per person, per session 
    Child (ages 4-12) $47.50 per person, per session
  • Children ages 3 and under are free. 

Note: A 3% Convenience (ticketing) fee is applied to all tickets.

What's Included

  • Admission to Balloon Fiesta
  • Parking pass to nearby, private Gondola Club parking
  • Gourmet buffet meal (breakfast or dinner buffet, depending on session attended)
  • Host/open bar* (no additional charge for alcoholic beverages)
  • Prime location for viewing hot air balloon launch
  • Shuttle transportation to and from parking area and Main Street
  • Dedicated bathrooms
  • Live entertainment at evening sessions
  • Collectible Gondola Club lapel pin
  • Souvenir Gift

* Due to NM state alcohol laws, there will be no alcohol served on Sunday mornings before 12 noon.

For groups of 14 or more people, please contact us directly for tickets at (505) 821-1000, ext. 106 or


Print-at-home tickets will be emailed to you upon completion of your order. Please check your spam mailbox so you don’t miss this important email!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must print out the tickets included in that email and bring them with you.  They are your admission to the Balloon Fiesta and the Gondola Club.


Parking Passes

A hard-copy parking pass will be mailed to you via USPS. If you do not receive your parking pass within 2 weeks of placing your order, please contact us. We cannot replace parking passes after that time. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not mail parking passes after September 21, 2018. Please see the Gondola Club FAQs for information about how to get your parking pass.  

Refunds and Rain Checks

Once your Gondola Club order has been processed, there are no refunds.

BALLOON FIESTA IS A WEATHER-DEPENDENT EVENT. While early October weather is generally ideal for hot-air ballooning, strong winds or storms may delay or cancel balloon events. 

If you attended the Gondola Club but the balloons were unable to fly, you may pick up a rain check for a balloon event - not Gondola Club admission - to be used at any other balloon event session.

You may read our full cancellation policy by clicking here: Gondola Club Cancellation Policy. 

More Questions?

Gondola Club FAQs

If you have additional questions or need more information, contact us at (505) 821-1000, ext. 106 or

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