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.
117 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.
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.