Krampus Pub Crawl Rapid City
Hand-printed Krampus Crawl T-shirts, limited edition

How it works

Wear your best Krampus costume, or your naughtiest boy or girl outfit. Prizes will be awarded to those that complete the crawl and for best costumes.

  1. Collect your Krampus card at any participating location
  2. Follow the crawl to participating pubs
    Wobbly Bobby British Pub
    The Independent Ale House
    The Brass Rail Lounge
    The Oasis Lounge
    Lost Cabin Beer Co.
    Firehouse Brewing Company
  3. Purchase something (food or beverage) at each location to get a stamp on your Krampus card.
  4. Meet at the final stop - Firehouse Brewing Co. for live music by The River Liffey Boys and prizes - awarded between 11PM-Midnight. T-shirts will be given to the first 200 participants.
whats a krampus

History

The Krampus is a part of European folklore. Although details vary by region, the Krampus is a goat like creature that punishes naughty children.
 
Descriptions of the Krampus vary greatly. In some cultures he is described as a sinister man in a black suit. More cultures describe the Krampus as goat like or satyr like with horns, cloven hooves, a whip like tongue, a tail, and covered in hair. 
The Krampus is sometimes said to be the twin brother of St. Nicholas or just a counterpart.
 
In earlier times young men from the village would dress like the Krampus in goat skins with masks and terrorize children. They were wrapped in chains and adorned with cowbells and they would jump up and down to create confusion. After the children were sufficiently repentant for their past year's transgressions, the parents would invite the Krumpi in, feed them beer and schnaaps and send them on to the next house.
This all took place on  Krumpusnacht (Krumpus Night), which is also the eve of Saint Nicholas Day.  After being scared straight the young people would receive their Saint Nicholas gifts by putting their boots by the door and waking up to find fruit and toys in them. The truly unrepentant would receive a birch rod instead.
 

The tradition has enjoyed a resurgence in Europe and in some parts of the U.S.  although modified to include Krampuslauf (a kind of drunken Krampus run) and many other non-traditional activities; it is celebrated today throughout the new world and old.

wobbly bobby beer taps

Drink Specials

Participating pubs will offer drink specials to Krampus Crawlers

Lost Cabin Beer Co. - tba
Wobbly Bobby British Pub - Happy Hour pricing on tap beer
The Independent Ale House - tba
The Brass Rail Lounge - tba
The Oasis Lounge - tba
Firehouse Brewing Company - $1 off Krampus Ale - made by Rushmore Rollerz

It is widely known that there are only two ways to be safe from the Krampus.
One is to be good all year, (yeah right) The other way is to join our pub crawl

Krampus Pub Crawl December 1, 2017

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