The First Annual Milwaukee Krampusnacht, Dec.5 2017

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7-10pm Lakefront Brewery (1872 N. Commerce St.) FREE!


Members of Chicago Krampus

7pm: Krampus Parade
Line-up to see Saint Nikolaus herding a pack of wild Krampusse (that’s the correct plural Krampus) including members of Milwaukee Krampus, Chicago Krampus, and a crew from Screamin Acres, among others! Angels will be handing out candy, you’ll meet some other Christmas folklore entities, and music will be provided by the Ugly Sweater Orchestra. Exact route to be posted soon.  If you’d like to participant, you can find info here:

7:30pm: Sweet Shieks
Bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Brew City, Sweet Sheiks is a toe-tapping five-some inspired by the popular music of the teens, twenties, and thirties. They bring a modern flair to early jazz, blues, and Americana classics. Sweet Sheiks’ acoustic stylings are compelling, diverting, and are best summed up in two words, “refreshingly vintage.”


8:30pm: The Squeezettes
The four-time WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) award winning Squeezettes (2017, 2015, 2013, 2012 Best Polka Artist) are noted as one the state’s most unique attractions. Fronted by ex-burlesque chanteuse turned old school torch singer, Chanel le Meaux, the band plays an eclectic blend of “power polka” pop, rock, and other kitschy favorites. Their repertoire includes traditional polkas and waltzes, blended with pop hits from the 1950’s through the 80’s, along with tunes you never thought you’d hear played on accordion.

We’re pleased to present a diverse line-up of talented crafters who will be selling their creepy cool items, perfect gifts for those unique people in your life. Stay tuned to the website here, we will be featuring vendor spotlights throughout November. 

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Stinky Goblin Emporium

Fox & Bear
Cut It Out Studios
Barton Artel
Gaelhunter Hatchery
Necropolis Curios
Artist David Beyer Jr. (drawing portraits of you as a monster!)
Memento Moira
Feral House
Craftwyrkes of Greenleaf Gifts
Grave Digger Candles
Spookshow Babe Designs
Tarot Readings by Skully Sati
Carve Between the Lines

Other stuff going on:

7-8:30pm: White Elephant Gift Exchange
If you’ve never done this, you bring a small gift wrapped up. Find something fun, creepy, unique, weird. Bring it to the White Elephant table (look for a white elephant sign) when you arrive and a volunteer will give you a ticket. At 8:30pm, stop by the table again and pick out a gift. Pro-tip: don’t pick your own!

Krampus Photo Booth
Get your picture taken flanked by Saint Nick and Krampus! Photographer Ryan Peschman will have a photo booth set up, and you’ll have the option to order your picture as postcards.

Visit Elves From Milwaukee Women’s Center
The holidays are a time of giving and we are proud to support Milwaukee Women’s Center with a sock/ underwear drive. Bring in a donation of (new) women’s socks and underwear and meet the MWC elves.


Give the Gift of Krampus!

…Milwaukee Krampusnacht Shirts Up For Pre-order Through Tuesday!
We have two Krampus design t-shirts that we are making in a limited quantity. The only way to guarantee getting one of these shirts is by PRE-ORDERING. We will be taking pre-orders through Tuesday morning, at which point our excellent screenprinter will be getting to work. We priced these as cheap as we could at just $12!

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Pre-order link:

We’ll also have buttons at the event: $1


We Got Milwaukee Krampusnacht Buttons and a new Sweater T Design!

Going forward we will be making limited edition collector buttons for all of our major Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Group events. Our first in this new series is the Milwaukee Krampusnacht 2017 button, limited to 100 and designed by our talented friends at Stinky Goblin Emporium. They were made by Books to Buttons, who we highly recommend for their high quality, reasonably priced, and speedy work.

These will be available at Milwaukee Krampusnacht for just $1.
Also, look at this nice looking mock sweater print shirt designed by Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Group Art Concept, Design, and Development Coordinator David Beyer Jr. Be the envy at your holiday parties with this Krampus/ Skull/ Snowflake/ Christmas Tree print, white ink on a red shirt. Available now for pre-sale– supplies will be limited, so pre-sale is your best option.

Our t-shirt designs are up for pre-sale at our Square store here:


Milwaukee Krampusnacht vendor: Barton Artel

Barton Artel is a one lady owned and operated, hand made jewelry shop established in 2008. Specializing in nature themed metalworks and recycled ammunition casting, this single mama is constantly pushing the limits while solidifying her place in the arts and crafts community. A background in  Conservation Biology and Botany, as well as prior experience as both a raptor trainer and beekeeper lend to the unique blend of natural elements within Barton Artel’s jewelry.

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Milwaukee Krampusnacht is Dec. 5 and is SOLD OUT.

Pre-order your Milwaukee Krampusnacht t-shirt NOW!


It’s well known that the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Group rolls with one of the most badass crews of artists in the land. Check out our awesome T-shirt design by our friends at Stinky Goblin Emporium below, to be printed with white ink on a black shirt. We are pricing this at a low cost of $12 and currently have pre-sales open at our Square store for sizes S-XL (men’s size) right here:


We will not be printing many shirts beyond our pre-sales numbers, so pre-ordering is the WISEST way to get one. The pre-ordered shirts will be available for pick-up at Milwaukee Krampusnacht at our merch table.

Milwaukee Krampusnacht vendor: Spookshow Babe Designs

Crystal Cox is the artist behind Spookshow Babe Designs which features her Dark Art, Oddities and Handmade Collectibles. Crystal will be bringing a little bit of spookiness to her Christmas items this year, featuring Krampus art dolls and ornaments, Handmade Nightmare Before Christmas Decor and Spooky Snowman! Be sure to check out her shop at to see her work with new holiday items being made available after Thanksgiving and at our event! You can also follow her on Instagram and on Facebook.



Milwaukee Krampusnacht, Dec. 5, SOLD OUT

Milwaukee Krampusnacht has SOLD OUT.

My friends, if you are reading this and you did not get a ticket to Milwaukee Krampusnacht and are disappointed by this, let me say that we are sorry. 500 tickets were gone in just over 24 hours.

This is not only our first attempt to host a Krampusnacht, but the first serious effort to hold an event like this in Milwaukee. We were not sure what to expect. When we saw the numbers of interested people swell, we knew we would have to cap attendance to respect Lakefront Brewery’s capacity and to make it a comfortable experience for everyone. We simply can’t fit 100 pounds of Krampus into a 10 pound bag, as the saying goes.

Please know that next year we are definitely looking to expand into a bigger fest that will accommodate a larger crowd, more space and more vendors in a traditional German Christmas market set up. The parade will also be bigger.

If you did get tickets, you need to print tickets or show them on a mobile device at the door, where you will also pick up your stickers or candy totes if you got those options.

If you are a vendor, performer, or parade participant (we are now closed to new participants), you do not need a ticket.

We will post parade route info within the next week. Thank you all for your support. Milwaukee has spoken and the word on the street is WE WANT KRAMPUS!


IMPORTANT: you now need a ticket to attend Milwaukee Krampusnacht

Interest in Milwaukee Krampusnacht has really exploded, and we’re thrilled! There is such an unexpected strong interest, we’re concerned about accommodating– Lakefront Brewery is a grand beer hall, but they do have a capacity. As such, we are still making it a free event– but you’ll have to get a ticket to get into Lakefront (the parade is still open to everyone, vendors and parade participants don’t need tickets).

We have a completely free ticket [UPDATE: SOLD OUT], as well as a “Friends of Krampus” ticket level which is a $1 donation, a $3 ticket level where you get a sticker, and a $5 ticket level where you get a cool cloth candy bag (prices don’t include service fee).
All tickets can be found here. These will go quick, so get ’em now!:

Sticker design for your ticket and sticker by Stinky Goblin Emporium:

Our cloth candy bag is going to feature a black and white version of our cool hip Krampus, found on our flyer designed by Addo Workman (Cut it Out Studios):
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Milwaukee Krampusnacht vendor: Tarot Readings by Skully Sati

Skully Sati has been reading fortunes through the art of Tarot for over 24 years. Skully skillfully combines her formal education in Psychology and Professional Counseling and her gift of intuition to help her clients gain clarity in the realms of relationships, finances, health, and major life decisions. Skully will be offering Tarot, Past Life, Intuitive, and Couples readings at a special price for Krampusnacht, so be sure to stop by and see her to discover the answers you seek!
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