Krampus L.A. is Back this Year at the Philosophical Research Society!

Krampus Run at Alpine Village 2019. All photos by Elise Thompson for The LA Beat.

Krampus Los Angeles has teamed up with Christina Ward and Christina Linhardt to bring Krampus Night 2022 to The Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz. Taking place on Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the event will feature a presentation from noted Krampus scholar Al Ridenouer, Germanic seasonal music, a campy kinder-horror film, a cocktail reception, a book signing, and actual Krampuses (Krampii?)!!!

The evening starts at 6pm with a pre-show cocktail hour with mulled wine, and a book signing of “The Krampus and the Old Dark Christmas” (Feral House, 2016). Costumed Beasties from Krampus LA will be on hand for photo opps.

Guests can also anticipate a musical intermezzo from renowned singer Christina Lindhart performing Germanic songs of the season accompanied on the hammered dulcimer by Jerry Wheeler, followed by Al Ridenour, who will give an illustrated presentation about how the “often-misunderstood figure of Krampus is connected to centuries-old witchcraft beliefs and an older, darker understanding of the Christmas season as a time offering access to the spirit world.”

The evening will end with a screening of extended excerpts from the film, “Der Struwelpeter’ by noted fairy-tale film director Fritz Genschow (Germany, 1955, 30 min. total). Screened only a handful of times in the US, the film (subtitled by Ridenour) brings to life the notorious collection of rhymed cautionary tales penned and illustrated in 1845 by asylum medic, Dr. Heinrich Hoffman.”

…and maybe if you are naughty (and lucky) you might get a swatting!

TICKETS · $25 – $35

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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