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Krampusnacht is an old German/Austrian Christmas tradition. Krampus is the Yule Lord, or Christmas Devil. The good children get a visit from Saint Nikolaus on Christmas Eve. The bad children get a visit from Krampus and will get coal in their stockings, or get stolen away by the evil beast. Krampus is a large, hairy, demon like character with cloven hooves and long horns. He is often wearing a reed basket on his back to put all the bad boys and girls. He is rattling his rusty chains and clanging his bells to let you know he is coming. Krampusnacht is traditionally celebrated on the 5th of December annually. The men from the village don the costumes of Krampus and Saint Nikolaus. They are often accompanied by black and white angel characters and sometimes "Pertchta". Their walk is called the "Krampuslauf". Krampusnacht Edmonton strives to bring this European tradition back to Canada. We were established in 2012. 2013 will be our second year. We would love to make Edmonton's Krampusnacht as big as some of the European cities. Since Edmonton is wanting to be a "Winter City", we feel that Krampus would fit right in to future plans.

Krampusnacht 2018 – One more time on Whyte Avenue


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2017 Krampusnacht

Krampus Poster 2017

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Presenting the 2016 Krampusnacht


Ladies and Gentlemen…

Krampusnacht 2016 will take place on the traditional date of December 5th. Save that date for next year, it will ALWAYS be on December 5th!


We will be starting in the parking lot that is located just east of the Keg Steakhouse and bar in Old Strathcona.


The lauf will be starting precisely at 7:30 pm.


We will be working our way east down Whyte avenue to Hudson’s Pub, crossing to the north side of the street and heading back west to our starting point.

Photos with Krampus will be available at 7pm, official group photo will be at 7:15.

Bring us your bad children!!

Please see our Facebook Event to add the lauf to your calendar!

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Ladies and Gentlemen….

The 2016 season is upon us!

YES, we will be darkening the streets of Edmonton again on December 5th!



Our planning meeting is taking place on November 22nd.  All will be revealed very shortly after that.

We have unfortunately lost our parking lot and we are still looking for a local pub to sponsor us for some debauchery after we complete the lauf.


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Krampusnacht Edmonton 2015 Whyte Ave Dec 5th 9pm

Krampus 2015

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Krampusnacht 2014

Krampus is coming!

Krampusnacht 2014

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All is Bright Festival 2014

This was the second year of the “All is Bright Festival” put on by the 124 Street Business Association. Krampus had a wonderful time visiting with the children!

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Photos taken by Jeremy Edward Reid

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Metro Edmonton – Krampusnacht 2013

Metro Edmonton interviewed our Social Media Coordinator, Rebecca Reid. The article appeared in today’s Metro Edmonton newspaper.

Many thanks to Nanc Price for the featured photo.

Article by Stephanie Dubois.

Krampusnacht Metro 2013

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Krampusnacht 2013

Krampusnacht Edmonton 2013

Krampusnacht Edmonton 2013

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Last Year’s Krampusnacht

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