Waters End Academy will host Krampus Night (Krampusnacht), to celebrate the holiday appearance of the mythical creature known as Krampus. Students will accompany Krampus on procession through the streets of the village, ringing bells and signing festive songs. Children from the village are invited to join the parade as it passes by their homes.
WHAT IS KRAMPUS NIGHT?
The story of Krampus originated in Bavaria and spread throughout Germany, Scandinavia, and eastern Europe. Krampus is a furry, horned creature that that is half-goat, half-demon. He carries a long chain, bells, and a sack or basket into which he puts naughty children. He is considered the opposite of Saint Nicholas, charged with taking “care” of the children who end up on the naughty list. Krampus arrives on Kramusnacht (Krampus Night) celebrated on December 5, the eve of the traditional Feast of Saint Nicholas. Sometimes Krampus is seen following Santa from village to village. Other times he is seen alone, leading a line of naughty children.
The Krampusnacht procession will start at 5:30 PM and continue for approximately one hour as the group walks around the village of Waters End. Parents are invited to follow along.
To ensure the safety of everyone participating, please were a mask.
The appearance of Krampus with his big horns, furry body, and scary face may be a bit much for younger children. But kids 6 and up should get a kick out of him.
Waters End Academy students should register here to assist with the event. Non-student children of Waters End do not need to register for the event. However, they are invited to register to join our online school for Witches and Wizards.
- Students will prepare jingle bell belts during a craft session on Thursday December 3 at Seashell Park. The bells will be used by the students during the parade.
- Students will make drawings of Krampus to submit for a prize.
- Students will participate in the parade around the village of Waters End on December 5.
- Students will accompany the creature known as Krampus.
- Students should dress in Witch attire for the parade and bring their broom and a bell ( jingle bells or cow bell).
- Students will help Krampus hand out holiday cards and treats to children that they meet along the way.