Krampus Fest returning to Market Square in December

PITTSBURGH — An event celebrating a Christmas figure of European folklore who punishes misbehaving children is coming back to Market Square.

Organizers announced Wednesday that Krampus is coming back to Pittsburgh at the eighth annual Krampusnacht celebration on Dec. 5 starting at 6 p.m.

At the event, multiple Krampus will take over Market Square in a “merry but hairy” celebration.

Krampusnacht will have a photo booth where anyone can get their picture on Krampus’ lap and live music from Krampus band “Sleigher.” There will also be a bar crawl at various downtown locations, thanks to sponsorship by Penn Brewery. Ol’ Saint Nick will arrive at 7 p.m. and lead a parade of Krampus around the courtyard.

“The past Krampus Fests have been fantastic; Pittsburgh has really embraced this new holiday tradition. This year we are excited to partner with Penn Brewery which allows us to bring the festivities back to Market Square,” said organizer Mark Menold.

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