A wacky, unusual Christmas market is coming to Vancouver in December, and Krampus — St. Nick’s demonic cousin — will be making an appearance.
According to European lore, Krampus is a horned figure that’s half-goat and half-demon. During the Christmas season, he punishes naughty children — a stark contrast to Saint Nicholas.
Attendees will find a unique take on holiday shopping with odd, exquisite, and eclectic work from local artists, with ceramics, textiles, decor, artwork, and skin products available.
Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in their best goth or ugly Christmas sweater and take a photo with Krampus (by donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank) on Thursday night, or 1 to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Seasonal artist-led workshops and tastings of vintage barrel-aged beers will also take place.
The artisan market will be happening on Saturday, December 7 from 12 to 8 pm and Sunday, December 8 from 12 to 4 pm.
There’s also an opening reception on Friday, December 6. The $15 ticket price includes a beer, nibbles and a gift.
Where: Strange Fellows Brewing — 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Time: Varies based on day
When: Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, December 8
Admission: $2 general admission, $15 for opening reception Friday