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.
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.
Note: A 3% Convenience (ticketing) fee is applied to all tickets.
* 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
We are no longer issuing Print At Home tickets for the Gondola Club. We are now using scannable wristbands for entry. Your wristbands will be included in your Gondola Club Packet that will also include your parking pass and directions. Gondola Club Packets will be mailed to your via USPS the first week in July.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not mail Gondola Club Packets after September 21, 2018. Please see Gondola Club FAQs for information on how to get your Gondola Club Packet after September 21st.
A hard-copy parking pass included in your Gondola Club Packet and will be mailed to you via USPS. We will not replace lost or stolen parking passes but you may purchase a replacement pass by calling (505)821.1000, ext. 106.
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.
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
If you have additional questions or need more information, contact us at (505) 821-1000, ext. 106 or