This wacky Christmas market celebrates Krampus, St. Nick's demonic cousin

Nov 15 2018, 5:35 am

A wacky, unusual Christmas market is coming to Vancouver this 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.

Next month, from Thursday, December 6 to Saturday, December 8, OH Studio and Strange Fellows Brewing will be teaming up to present Krampusmarkt, an old-world inspired festival.

Attendees will find a unique take on holiday shopping with odd, exquisite, and eclectic work form local artists, with ceramics, textiles, decor, artwork, and skin products available.


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Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in their best goth or ugly Christmas sweater and take a photo with Krampus on Thursday night or throughout the weekend.

Seasonal artist-led workshops and tastings of vintage barrel-aged beers will also take place.

Photos with Krampus will take place from Thursday, December 6 from 7 to 9 pm and periodically throughout the weekend.

The artisan market will take place on Friday, December 7 from 5 to 11 pm and Saturday, December 8 from 12 to 11 pm.

Workshops will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 12 to 5 pm.


Where: Strange Fellows Brewing – 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Time: Thursday from 7 to 9 pm; Friday from 5 to 11 pm, Saturday from 12 to 11 pm
When: Thursday, December 6 to Saturday, December 8, 2018
Admission: Free of charge

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