Happy Krampusnacht #Creepmas

"Who’s Krampus, you ask? He’s the half-man, half-goat who comes around every year to chase naughty children and maybe even drag them to hell. European versions of St. Nicholas have long had scary counterparts like Belsnickle and Knecht Ruprecht who dole out punishment. Krampus is one such character who comes from folklore in Austria’s Alpine region, where he’s been frightening children and amusing adults for hundreds of years." ~ History.com

"December 5 is Krampusnacht, when Krampus reigns. In the real world, people might attend Krampus balls, or young men from the local Krampusgruppe might don carved wooden masks, cowbells, chains, and elaborate costumes to run through town in a Krampuslauf (Krampus run), frightening and sometimes beating bystanders. According to legend, Krampus will spend the night visiting each house. He might leave bundles of sticks for bad children—or he might just hit them with the sticks instead. He might toss them into a sack or basket on his back and then throw it in a stream, or he might straight-up take them to hell.The next day, though, is Nikolastaug, St. Nicholas' Day—the same St. Nicholas whose Dutch name, Sinterklass, evolved into “Santa Claus.” In other words, it’s time for presents for all the little girls and boys … that is, all the ones who haven’t already been beaten, damned, or drowned." ~MentalFloss.com

Krampusnacht is "a holiday that feels a lot more like Halloween than Christmas. On Krampusnacht, December 5th, men dressed as Krampus drink a bunch of alcohol, run through the streets, and frighten children. Often, they chase delinquent children around and hit them with sticks." ~ HistoryThings.com

"Now, it seems that Krampus has taken on a life of his own–there are Krampus cards and ornaments, books and graphic novels, and even a feature film. Krampus has actually become a pop culture mainstay, which is a bit odd, if you think about it. He can be seen in a G4 commercial, appearing in the night to shove Christmas carolers out of his way, and has shown up in episodes of Scooby Doo, American Housewife, and Lost Girl. In a third-season episode of Supernatural, Sam and Dean encounter the Krampus but later learn he's not real, and the character they're dealing with is really a Pagan god. In print, Gerald Brom's novel Krampus: The Yule Lord takes place in the mountains of West Virginia, and the CarnEvil video game includes Krampus as one of the bosses." ~ LearnReligions.com

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If you're in the Detroit area check out Krampus Night 9 

Friday December 6 
7 PM – 2 AM
715 E Milwaukee 
Detroit, Michigan 48202

You better watch out! On Friday December 6th 2019, Krampus is coming back to Detroit with his 9th annual festive charity event:



* 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙢𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙠𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙯𝙖 𝙑𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙧 - Barely rehearsed skits, bad lip synching & unfortunately more featuring Satori Circus, Lushes Lamoan, Loulou L. Roxy, Kitty Paige and Scott Dambacher with special guest Konrad Lee, Lounge singer Extraordinaire!  This year's production...A CHRISTMAS CAROL?

* 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙠 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙀𝙭𝙝𝙞𝙗𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 - Festive-ish Film Shorts, KRAP Crafts & Decor

* 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙉𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙮 𝙇𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙯𝙖𝙖𝙧 - Kramptastic local art gifts for the naughty on your list

* 𝘽𝙖𝙙 𝙂𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙃𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 - This ain't yo momma's bake-off!

* 𝙁𝙪𝙜𝙡𝙮 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙎𝙬𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙨𝙩 - Show off your fugliest sweater catastrophes for prizes

* 𝙉𝙤𝙩-𝙎𝙤-𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝘼𝙧𝙩 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝘼𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 - Bid loudly against your friends on donated DAMNED art 

And new for 2019 straight from the Detroit Krampusnacht Parade 2019, the first annual 𝙆𝙍𝘼𝙈𝙋𝙐𝙎 𝘾𝙊𝙎𝙏𝙐𝙈𝙀 𝘾𝙊𝙉𝙏𝙀𝙎𝙏 with big cash prizes!

Also...some yummy hot food, full boozy bar, swanky holiday lounge music and demented decor by the Krampus Recrafting Antidecoration Party (KRAP)! (event for this coming soon)

MOST IMPORTANT!!!  Krampus Night is a toy and canned food drive for needy kids and the homeless!  Bring in some new toys or cans of food and get in on the cheap (and some good feels)!  All toy donations are taken directly to a TOYS FOR TOTS center to benefit less fortunate children during the holidays and all canned donations go to Burners without Borders Detroit to help feed the homeless.

And this year they've added a Krampus Parade

The mythical holiday beast is getting ready to prowl the dark streets of Detroit...lurking through a neighborhood near you...

With large curling horns protruding from his head, displaying the half-goat, half-demon creature that is Krampus.

Krampus leaves his lair on the night of Friday December 6th 2019 and will follow old St Nick toward the festivities of the evening.  To balance Nicks treatment of the naughty boys and girls perhaps?  While St. Nick is giving out candy, be careful because Krampus is known to beat children who misbehave or to stuff them into his sack for a later snack. 

The Krampus spirit has been in Detroit for the last 9 years with the annual Krampus Night 9 - A Holiday-ish Charity Extravaganza! that features a badly rehearsed holiday-ish variety show, festive-ish film shorts, the Naughty List Bazaar, bad gingerbread house competition, fugly sweater contest and, most importantly, a charity toy and food card drive for Toys For Tots and Burners Without Borders Detroit.  And added this year, a parade!

Who will be in the Krampusnacht Parade?  YOU!  We are inviting Krampuses, Perchten and all creatures alike to join us as we revel in the streets!  And to top things off, we are hosting a Krampus Costume Contest (details further below).  However, you do not need to participate in the contest to join the revelry.

The parade start location is 715 E Milwaukee Street in Detroit and begins at 7pm, ending around 9pm.  It is free to participate, watch and enjoy.

For creature/parade signup: krampusnachtdetroit.com/signup

For details on the Detroit Krampusnacht Parade, visit: KrampusnachtDetroit.com

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