Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Krampus Returns to H Street (for a Great Cause) 12/5
Friday night is Krampusnacht and H Street will come alive with avatars of Santa's less cuddly helper, Krampus. On the evening of 5 December (eve of the Feast of St. Nicholas), a beast-like creature roams the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. According to Alpine lore, St. Nicholas is accompanied by several helpful attendants, one of which is the horned satyr known as Krampus. Whereas St. Nicholas rewards well-behaved children with gifts, Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair for punishment!
This is H Street's 3rd Annual DC Krampuslauf (the procession of the Krampusse). It's a different sort of holiday celebration (much more fun than that ugly sweater party), and it raises funds for a very good cause.
The evening starts at Gallery O on H (1354 H Street) with a family friendly reception featuring children activities, Santa Claus, photos with Krampus and Santa and live performances by Dance Afire (actual fire show) and the Foggy Bottom Morris Men (dance show). Following the reception, St. Nicholas leads the ‘Krampuslauf’ down H Street. Participants then will reconvene at Gallery O on H for an after party.
All efforts from the event will go to Santa's Cause DC, which buys holiday and birthday gifts and school supplies for DC foster kids. There's no cover for this event, but a $10 suggested donation or unwrapped Christmas gift is requested. Both the opening reception and the procession are open to all ages. The post-party at Gallery O on H (1354 H Street) is 21+. Costumes (or any reasonable attempt) is highly encouraged, but only required if you want to participate in the parade.
6pm - Santa's Cause D.C. Benefit Reception
Santa Claus, children activities and live entertainment.
Location Gallery O on H (1354 H Street).
Suggested donations of $10 or unwrapped Christmas gift requested.
ASL interpretation provided from stage
7pm - Krampuslauf Walk H Street
Start: 1354 H Street (Gallery O on H)
West on H Street to 11th & H
East on H Street to 13th & H
ASL interpretation provided during walk
9-11:30pm - After party with dj Gallery O on H 21+
Suggested donations of $10 or unwrapped Christmas gift gets you in.
This fun event (which this blog proudly supports) has many sponsors along the H Street Corridor (Gallery O on H, Biergarten Haus, Little Miss Whiskey's, Cusbah, Dangerously Delicious Pies, Queen Vic, Palace Productions, Argonaut, Cirque du Rouge, Rock & Roll Hotel, Crunkcakes, and the Frozen Tropics blog).
Santa's Cause DC: A special project for Family Matters of Greater Washington - striving to enhance the lives of foster children throughout the DC area.