A CELEBRATION OF THE XMAS DEVIL AND CONTEST FOR THE KRAMPUS KING. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Krampus or the “Christmas Devil” is a mythical creature, who in folklore, is the evil counterpart to Saint Nicholas. The half goat, half demon is responsible for punishing the naughty while St. Nic gives out presents to the good. A classic example of good and evil. Krampus has gained in popularity over recent times, but for us horror fans, he is the perfect monster for the holidays! Most celebrated in Central and Eastern Europe, Krampus is celebrated on December 6th with a parade called Krampusnacht (night of the Krampus). In the parade people dress up as the beast and walk the streets for all to see.
OUR KRAMPUS PARADE & CONTEST
This year we hold our first ever KRAMPUS PARADE, right inside the market! The parade will be on SUNDAY and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The walk will take place within the aisles of the market and will be led by a demon drummer. We’re inviting all Krampi to join the parade and participate in the contest (immediately following the parade) with a chance to win the title of “Krampus King.”
Along with the public Krampi, we will have some spectacular beasts provided by several professional production teams:
BAT CITY SCAREGROUNDS Austin haunted attraction (HORROR WEB)
HAWGFLY PRODUCTIONS Austin makeup, FX, costume/prop fabrication team
HOUSE OF TORMENT Austin haunted attraction
AND OUR SECRET B.O.T. TEAM
All of our professional teams will have a booth at the bazaar. Make sure you stop by and visit them to see what evil they’ve been up to lately. Plus, watch a LIVE MAKEUP DEMO OF KRAMPUS at Hawgfly’s booth! Watch as they create their xmas devil before the parade!
The “professional” Krampi will walk with the public, and at the end of the walk, will ultimately be the judges and will crown the Krampus King. Do you have the evil skills to blow away our judges?
PRE-PARADE SET UP/ARRIVAL: 1:00pm
All Krampi should arrive at this time and go straight to the staging area, outside, behind the building. Don’t go to the main entrance. There will be signs directing you to the staging area.
PARADE START TIME: 2pm
After the walk through the bazaar, all Krampi will be lined up in front of the stage while the judges make their decision. The winner will then be crowned Krampus King!
PHOTO OPS: 3:00
After the contest is over, it’s time for the Krampi to mingle and show off their costumes. All Krampi are encouraged to take pictures with crowd and hang out at the bazaar until the market closes at 5pm.
HOW TO ENTER THE PARADE
The public is invited to enter the parade on Sunday, November 24th. No need to register and there are no fees to enter. All we ask for this inaugural parade is that you to show up an hour before the parade starts, with your costume on and ready to walk. We will have a staging area behind the building with a few mirrors in case you need to adjust your costume. Then you will walk the market, participate in the contest and stick around to take pics with the crowd.
WINNER, WINNER: The winner will receive a gift bag of sinister swag offered by our professionals and vendors… but the real prize is winning this year’s title of Krampus King!
RULES: While in character, Krampus can be scary and over the top with growls and general monster behavior. However, please be reminded that you MUST NOT touch anyone! It’s okay to reach for the crowd, but be careful not to actually touch or unintentional hurt anyone. For example, don’t “spank” anyone with a broom or any other type of behavior. Also, if you bring accessories like chains (a common one) please don’t hit the floor with them and cause any damage. No fire is allowed! In summary, be on your best monster behavior. The venue is not our property so we have to show our respect and we want everyone to walk away happy. Thanks monsters!
Here are some websites that you can visit to get more information and inspiration for the ultimate xmas devil! Good luck and thank you for spreading the holiday fear!