Krampus Night is almost here! The Krampus, a mythical horned creature of ancient Germanic legend, is often seen in folklore accompanying St. Nick and punishing wicked children. Its story—and the festivities surrounding it—has experienced a recent surge of popularity, with marches and parades throughout the winter holidays in Europe and the United States.
Led by the Krampus Legend and Art Workshop, (KLAW), Bloomington has our own annual Krampus tradition. This year it's Saturday, December 2nd, beginning at 5 p.m. in downtown Bloomington. At 6 p.m., the parade starts at Fourth and Madison Streets, and runs to the entrance of Showers Commons, with the Bazaar open until 7:30 p.m. See the Bloomington Krampus Facebook page for details and questions.