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Baltimore, Maryland

Krampus A Haunted Christmas – December 7th & 8th, Only! (link)
Two nights in December, the legend comes to America! In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure. According to traditional narratives around the figure, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. He comes with chains and bells and lashes about along with a bundle of birch sticks meant to swat naughty children. He then hauls the bad kids down to the UNDERWORLD!

Krampus has searched the world for the perfect location to spread his evil ways, and he decided that the perfect place is Bennett’s Curse Haunted House! We are proud to introduce you the mythical creature known as Krampus, and offer guests a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with this legendary demon of the Underworld. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, our Krampus wants to see you and hear your Christmas wishes. But be warned, the naughty may not make it out! All of the Legendary Bennett’s Curse haunted houses will be in full operation, but guests can expect some Christmas surprises throughout the shows.

“We at Midnight Syndicate are proud to feature our newest music CD “Christmas A Ghostly Gathering” at the legendary Bennett’s Curse Haunted House who are also long-time friends and enthusiastic supporters of Midnight Syndicate. We believe that the new limited engagement show presented by Bennett’s Curse, “Krampus Haunted Christmas” paired with our music will serve as a perfect compliment for creating the ultimate Haunting Holiday experience! “

-Edward Douglas
Midnight Syndicate

Chesapeake, VA

Frightmare Before Christmas – Dec 7, 8, 14 & 15 (link)
For 2 weekends we transform our haunt into a hellish holiday horror. Fri & Sat 12/7 12/8 12/14 & 12/15 from 7-10pm.

Jacksonville, Florida

Krampus: A Haunted Christas at 13th Floor – Dec 7 & 8 (link)
The haunted house has swapped its pumpkins for Christmas lights, zombies for elves. Your favorite holiday takes a demonic turn in this Christmas themed interactive haunted house. Keep your eyes peeled and find all of your favorite holidays traditions but this time full of holiday jeer.

Get your photo taken with Krampus: The Demonic Beast of Christmas. Get up close and personal with his sharp teeth and horns that tower in height. Just be careful not to get too close to his sack!

Passaic, New Jersey

Santa’s Slay at Brighton Asylum – Dec 15 & 22 (link)
Put some pep back into your step this holiday season with “Santa’s Slay”. Its everything a horror fan could want for Christmas! Take a stroll through Santa’s workshop and see lobotomized elves mindlessly packing demented toys! Evil Jack Frost, rabid reindeer, chainsaw-wielding Santa’s, and SO much more!

You will even have the opportunity to get your photo taken with Santa in the traditional “mall photo” style, but with our demented twist! This is a must see event. We are going bigger and badder this season, with even more Christmas “fear”! , December 15th and 22nd from 7:30pm-10:30pm.

Richmond, VA

Red Vein Haunted Christmas – Dec 1

RED VEIN Haunted House will be kicking off the week long celebration in Richmond for RVA Krampusnacht, which is sure to be the goriest and scariest part of your season! We’re excited to announce we’re opening both our indoor attractions for ONE NIGHT only on Saturday, December 1st from 6-10pm. In addition to the haunt, we’ll be hosting a Christkindlemarkt starting at 5pm, which includes local vendors and treats. Tickets can be purchased if you click here, or you can buy them at the box office. We’re also continuing our annual toy drive tradition for Scares That Care, so if you bring a new, unwrapped toy to the box office, you can save $2 off admission (excludes ticket pre purchase, but you’re still encouraged to participate in the toy drive!). For more information on Krampus Week in Richmond, including the Carytown Krampus Walk, go to www.rvakrampus.com or visit their Facebook page!

Haunt Description
Winter has fallen on RED VEIN and the festival of Samhain has allowed the veil between realms to remain open. Yuletide creatures from near and far are roaming the grounds and spreading mischief and seasonal fear, while missing children hope to be found before Saint Nicholas Day. For one night only, explore the ruins of Redvyn Asylum and make your way through Providence Home for Wayward Children, where ghosts of Christmas past prepare for holiday festivities. Meet creepy elves, demented Santa, and of course… Krampus!

Washington, DC

11/30 UPDATE: Due to forecasted weather conditions, this event has been delayed.

Krampusnacht DC – Dec 1 (link)
Join us for the 7th annual Krampusnacht DC- a fun filled evening of events celebrating the Krampus tradition and raising funds for local charity National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), a 501(c)(3). Krampusnacht DC’s proceeds go directly to support DC foster youth. Through our partnership with NCCF, Krampus is providing ~250 personalized, wrapped, name- adorned Christmas gifts for youth in the DC foster system. Krampusnacht DC 2018 is Saturday Dec 1, 2018! Join us on H street. Events include a kid’s fair, krampus reception, krampuswalk and Krampus Ball! Get all your details here!

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore; however, its influence has spread far beyond German borders. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, Romania, southern Bavaria, South Tyrol, northern Friuli, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia during the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December (the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on many church calendars), and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells.