Krampusnacht is a German and Alpine tradition that takes place on the night of December 5th, the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas. Krampus is a mythical creature who is often depicted as a horned, demonic figure with a long tongue and sharp teeth. He is said to accompany St. Nicholas on this night, punishing naughty children while St. Nicholas rewards the well-behaved ones with gifts and treats.
During Krampusnacht, people dress up as Krampus and parade through the streets, scaring children and adults alike. It's a tradition that blends elements of folklore, mythology, and Christian customs, and it is particularly popular in parts of Austria, Bavaria, and other Alpine regions. Krampusnacht is meant to serve as a playful and somewhat spooky contrast to the more joyful and gift-giving aspects of the Christmas season.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of festive fright at our Krampusnacht event, where we invite you to unleash your inner Krampus! Embrace the dark side of the holiday season as we kick off Krampus Con with a spine-tingling Krampus March.
Don your most devilish Krampus costume and gather at our Portal Immersion Center, where the night's festivities begin. As the sun sets, the atmosphere will grow eerie, setting the perfect mood for this unique celebration. From there, we'll embark on a chilling procession along West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy back to our Portal Immersion Center, where you'll join fellow Krampuses, demons, and creatures of the night.
Whether you're a seasoned Krampus enthusiast or a newcomer to the tradition, our Krampusnacht event promises to be a night of devilish fun and spine-tingling excitement. So don your horns, grab your bundle of sticks, and get ready to celebrate the darker side of the holiday season with us!