Thursday, Dec. 13: Los Angeles Krampuslauf

6TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES KRAMPUSLAUF (Krampus Run)
Thursday, December 13, 8-9pm.
Outdoors on Winston St. between Main and Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013

KRAMPUSLAUF AFTER PARTY
Thursday, December 13, 9pm-10pm.
The Lash
117 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

KRAMPUSLAUF

For our sixth year, KRAMPUS LOS ANGELES, in cooperation with THE DOWNTOWN ART WALK, is pleased to bring an authentic European style Krampuslauf (Krampus Run) to the city of Los Angeles. More of a interactive ruckus than orderly parade, this FREE event takes place on a closed-off block of Winston between Main and Los Angeles, where dozens of Krampuses will pursue those deserving the switch. While naughty hipsters can expect playful yet much-deserved swattings, children and more timid grown-ups will be protected by the benevolent St. Nicholas, overseeing festivities from a genuine 19th-century steam car.

AFTER PARTY

At 9pm, as the last photos are snapped and switch smacks dispensed, we invite you to head over for a (free) After Party at the appropriately named and somewhat underground nightclub THE LASH, situated behind the parade route. Have a drink, rub elbows with any horned parade devils who straggle in from the parade and enjoy a bit of song with HAMMERSTEIN MUSIK BAVARIA fronted by Bavarian-born Andreas Becket and offering everything from boot-stomping polkas to tears-in-your-beer ballads of Liebe gone wrong. FREE, 21+ over with ID.


HAVE A COSTUME? WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

If you have assembled a complete Krampus suit (not just a mask or pair of horns), we’d be excited to have you join in the run as a performer, but you will need to send us a picture of your completed suit by December 12 to participate. We’ll give you further directions then. We are also looking for wranglers to help insure the safety of spectators and Krampus (those masks can be clumsy). If interested please message us by December 12.  CONTACT US HERE.

Tickets On Sale November 5


The Sixth Annual Los Angeles Krampus Ball

At Alpine Village
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
18+

KRAMMPSTEIN Industrial metal gods Rammstein incarnated as Krampus!

ROSEMARYS BILLYGOAT Mad metal costume-rock devilry!

SAPPHIC MUSK The world’s only All-female Viking band — and the best!

LA KRAMPUS TROUPE ATTACK! Dozens of horned hideous monsters unleashed upon the naughty!

VENDOR MARKET, GERMAN FOOD & DRINKS and more!!

THEMED COSTUMES ENCOURAGED (but not required)


TICKETS

(Sales begin 11/5. Advance tickets highly recommended.  Event sells out every year.)


The KRAMPUS BALL is back again at California’s favorite make-believe Germany, ALPINE VILLAGE, an über-quaint tourist spot catering to German ex-pats and styled like a Disneyfied Bavaria.  We’ll be in the grand ballroom.

Headlining tonight will be cult-favorite KRAMMPSTEIN, the inexplicably weird but oh-so-right hybridization of German industrial-metal gods Rammstein and everyone’s favorite Yule devil. Outfitted in leather, fur, horns, and masks, the band tears through an apocalyptic stage show, churning out Rammstein hits lyrically reworked to obsessively detail the child-beating lifestyle of the Krampus. Dazzling stage-show effects, infernal lighting, and Christmas cookies compliment the spectacle.

Also raising a frightful din will be Southbay favorites and veterans of a bizarre scene only they could spawn, ROSEMARY’S BILLYGOAT (an older, more devilish incarnation of fast-food despoilers Mac Sabbath). Balancing cartoonish goofs with wickedly effective horror-metal, Rosemary’s Billygoat creates a fire-breathing psychotronic circus of a stage show with mammoth props, costumed stunts, and other devilry that would make the Krampus proud.

Descending from Valhalla by way of Lezstonia, SAPPHIC MUSK arrives at Alpine Village with some seriously Nordic Viking rock.  Expect a mighty punk-pop onslaught waged with lethal hooks, demented stagecraft, props, costumes and a rendition of their holiday classic, “Krampus Bitch.” Our Viking friends have just returned from their first European tour this fall supporting the release of their “Lady of the Twilight” featuring “Kittenz” and “Viking Luv”. All hail the Lady Freya and the blessed shield-maidens of Lezstonia, SAPPHIC MUSK!

As if this weren’t enough to sate your Krampus-lust, you can expect to be thoroughly menaced and switch-smacked by costumed members of KRAMPUS LOS ANGELES in their premiere seasonal outing. We won’t say when, but when you hear the gathering din of clanking cowbells you’ll know it’s close – the massed attack by over three-dozen devils and mountain spirits transforming the dance floor into a tumultuous maelstrom of horns and flailing switches. Pray that St. Nicholas can gain control of his malevolent slaves and save the evening.

The show will be emceed by Alpine Village own FESTMEISTER HANS, host of the Village’s own world-famous Oktoberfest.

And that’s only the entertainment on stage! There’s so much more that our guests bring year to year in an amazing array costumes portraying Krampus, the Krampus-adjacent, and other original takes on the theme. Arrive early to allow yourself exchange pleasantries and snap shots with our guests turned out in their diabolically festive yuletide best.

You might also take some time early on to avail yourself of a tasty one-ticket-buys all GERMAN SMORGASBORD from Alpine Village’s Steinhaus restaurant, and to peruse the artsy-craftiness of the KRAMPUS INSPIRED ARTISANS offering creepy/christmasy merchandise in our vending area. (Merchants TBA soon; please check back).

THEMED COSTUMES ENCOURAGED (but not required)


TICKETS

(Advance tickets highly recommended.  Event sells out every year.)

Instagram Video from the 2017 Krampus Run