Krampus Night

2021 NOTICE – I’m sure ya already guessed, but we’re nixing the 2021 Krampus Night/Christmahanakwanza event & the Krampusnacht Detroit parade. Yep, this pandemic suuuux. Just be safe, stay naughty & see ya next year!

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Oh you better watch out…’cus we’re coming back to town!  On Friday December 6th 2019, Krampus is at it again with the 9th annual festive-ish event:



 Christmahanakwanza Variety
Show Spectacular

Barely rehearsed skits, bad lip synching & unfortunately more featuring Satori Circus, Lushes Lamoan, Loulou Roxy, Kitty Paige and Scott Dambacher with special guest Konrad Lee, lounge singer extraordinaire!

This year’s production…???

Wreck The Halls Film Fest 

A mini film festival of festive-ish shorts from local and international filmmakers! Everything from the non-traditional to the truly bizarre, all to give you for holiday WTH feelz. 

Check out the 2019 WTH Film Schedule!  

Naughty List Bazaar 

Buy some swell affordable art gifts for the naughty on your list (or for your naughty self)!  You’ll find everything from small unique stocking stuffers to large original art pieces.   Shop and support local artists!

Just check out the 2019 Vendor List!

Bad Gingerbread House Competition 

Calling all bad bakers and peeps who burn water!! Enter to compete in the 4th annual bad bake-off or just come witness (and judge) the monstrosities! Decorations can be anything…candy, frosting, toys, spraypaint, rocks, nails, whatevs. And everyone are judges!

Fugly Sweater Contest 

You may THINK you have an ugly sweater, but is it FUGLY? Hit that thrift store! Slap on some holiday crap! Glue on some disturbing things and light it up! We want to see the worst things ever imaginable on a human body!

 Not-So-Silent Art Auction 

Generously donated by various artists of the DAMNED Exhibition and the Krampus Bazaar, you can bid to take home some amazing fine art while helping the homeless! 100% of all auction funds go directly to Burners Without Borders Detroit to help purchase much needed supplies to create survival backpacks for the homeless (click here for details).


The Detroit Krampusnacht Parade will take over the streets outside the venue to begin the festivities and conclude with first annual Krampus Costume Contest!


Krampus Night is a toy and food card drive for needy kids and the homeless! Bring in some new toys or $5 fast food gift cards and get in on the cheap (and some good feels)! All toy donations are taken directly to a Toys For Tots center to benefit less fortunate children during the holidays and all food card donations go to Burners without Borders Detroit to help feed the homeless. (click here for details)

2019 Outdoor  Schedule

06:30 – Signups open for the Krampus Costume Contest
07:00 – The Detroit Krampusnacht Parade begins!
08:30 – Winners selected for the Krampus Costume Contest

2019 Indoor  Schedule

07:00 – The Naughty List Bazaar opens
09:00 – Wreck The Halls short film festival
09:30 – Konrad Lee, lounge singer extraordinaire
10:00 – Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt1
10:30 – Audience participation Fugly Holiday Sweater Contest
11:00 – Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt2
11:30 – Gingerbread House Competition winner selection
followed by Last Call (& bidding fight!) for the Not-So-Silent Auction


  • $15 with New Unwrapped Toy and/or $5 Fast Food Gift Card Donation*
  • $20 for rotten stinkin’ Scrooges without either

*non-Scrooges also receive a coupon worth $5 off their purchase of $25 or more in the Naughty List Bazaar!

DRESS CODE:  There “ain’t none” but creative/naughty/festive holiday costuming welcome!


Krampus Night 9 – A Holiday-ish Charity Extravaganza
Friday December 6th 2019 – 7pm until 12am – Strictly 18+
Tangent Gallery/Hastings, 715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, MI

Merry Krampus and Stay Naughty!!!

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