The First Annual Milwaukee Krampusnacht, Dec.5 2017

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

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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:
https://milwaukeeparacon.com/2017/10/26/we-want-you-for-the-krampus-parade/

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.”

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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.
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Vendors
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. 

Milwaukee Krampusnacht
Stinky Goblin Emporium

Fox & Bear
Cut It Out Studios
Barton Artel
Gaelhunter Hatchery
Necropolis Curios
Tripbox
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.
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