Welcome to the official web page of RVA Krampusnacht, your information source for Krampus activities here in the River City! We represent a cross section of people from all beliefs and backgrounds that join together in early December to celebrate a unique and frequently misunderstood character from Alpine Christmas tradition  the Krampus!


2023 Dates:

Thursday, November 30th - Panel Discussion and Mask Making Workshop at Gallery5 (200 W. Marshall St.)

Ticket Link available for one or both events:

$10 for the panel discussion
$25 for mask making workshop
$30 combined ticket for both!
Panel Discussion 6-7pm w Steven Warrick, Madame Onça, and Murphy Lawless. Hosted by Brit Austin.
Mask Making 7-9pm w Steven Warrick.

Facebook Event

Friday, December 1st - Yuletide Monsters art opening at Gallery5 with Burlesque Show and Live Music! Bring new unwrapped toys for our SCARES THAT CARE toy drive!

200 W. Marshall St.
FREE to enter
with 30 person Group Art Show, Burlesque Variety Show produced by Sally Stardust/hosted by Ego Von Hubris , Vendors, Tarot Readers, Toy Drive, storytelling and songs by Madame Onca, with bands GIRLSPIT and The Embalmers, Food Truck!



Saturday, December 2nd - Holidaze Market at Gallery5 (11am-4pm) Shop local vendors and bring new unwrapped toys for our SCARES THAT CARE toy drive! 


Saturday, December 2ndKrampus Walk in Carytown (5:30 meet up at Aquarian Bookshop!) Costume vendor, Catleesi's Creations and food truck, Maria's Apple Cider Donuts!



Drink-N-Draw Krampus Edition! Join Brit Austin for a special edition of this life drawing series with a Krampus model. 

$20 ADMISSION includes one drink of choice (non-alcoholic options available), art materials, and education! All skill levels encouraged! Feel free to bring your own art supplies.

Wednesday, December 6th - Krampus Movie Night at FalloutRVA at 9pm with host Murphy Lawless. This event is FREE! Must be 18+ No membership required. Screening of 'Rare Exports' and 'Krampus'.

Facebook Event Page 


Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th - Red Vein Haunted Christmas at the Hanover Vegetable Farm 

As 1999 comes to a close and Y2K looms at the turn of the millennium, the holidays give a chance for reflection and repentance. With the help of suffering spirits tied to the land, and mischievous yuletide creatures, there may yet be a chance to save your souls… or be led down a dark path where a sinister specter awaits.

Sunday, December 10th - Krampus Flash Tattoo Day at SinnerG Tattoos.



RVA Krampusnacht is proud to participate in a toy drive for Scares That Care, a 501(c) charity organization that is dedicated to uniting horror fans to help sick children and women fighting breast cancer.

Along with Scares That Care we are proud to partner with Red Vein Army for our toy drive and other spooky events. Look them up for their Red Vein Escape Rooms and the Red Vein Haunted House running every Friday and Saturday night in October at the Hanover Vegetable Farm!

Krampusnacht draws near! The word is spreading:

Krampus is hitting the mainstream! One of our photos by Dave Parrish was used in this article on dangerousminds.net.
See what Style Weekly has to say about our event.
We have also been featured in RVA Magazine and RVA News!

Check out the first year's madness...

video by Dawn Yilmaz