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December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Gruss vom Krampus!
Costume competition (prizes coming soon)
$3 select dark draught beers
$3 Jagermeister, Fernet, or Underberg
Toys for Tots drive
Krampus: a bestial demon of debatable historic origin who haunts Central Europe in December, and particularly during the Krampusnacht festival. Some say Krampus is a holdover from pre-Christian pagan nature spirits turned into a devil by the Catholic Church. Some say he’s always been a devil, as evidenced by his rusty chains and shackles, symbols of his escape from Hell. Whatever the case may be, Krampus plays second fiddle and assistant to St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) during the Feast of St. Nicholas (December 6). The hairy fiend threatens to beat naughty children with bundles of ruten, or birch twigs, or stow them away in a sack even as St. Nick rewards nice kids with presents. Gifts or human trafficking: Christmas does not play around in the Alps.