December 1st @ 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
RESCHEDULED December 21st @ 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
At the corner of naughty and nice, discover Krampusnacht DC, an annual event celebrating the European Krampuslauf tradition. In short, Krampus is the evil counterpart of Saint Nick who punishes misbehaving children, like ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ come to life!
Check your holiday cheer at the door (and find an outlet for your wintry angst) at the Bah Humbug Krampus Ball, featuring performances of contortion, juggling, music, burlesque and more on the Black Cat mainstage. Ticket are available at this link, and sales benefit Santa’s Cause DC, an area nonprofit that provides gifts for youth in the foster system. This in an all-ages event and includes time to visit with Santa and Krampus from 7-8 p.m. prior to the show. Parents are advised to use discretion, as some acts feature adult content.
Visit the Krampusnacht DC website for more information.
7-8 p.m. Santa’s Cause DC benefit reception, kids photos with with Santa and Krampus.
8-11 p.m. After-party with live entertainment.
Black Cat DC
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009