Krampuslauf Zinzinnati is a group formed in 2014 to bring the tradition of Krampus to the holidays in Cincinnati in a family-friendly, maker-friendly, community-building way. We have been invited to bring Krampus to many events in the last few years, including Fountain Square during Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt since 2014, as well as at Germania Christkindlmarkt in 2016, taking pictures with and informing the public about the details of this eccentric bit of German holiday culture.
NOTE: We do not try to scare children!
Our purpose is cultural education and keeping this German tradition alive.
(Most kids want their picture taken with Krampus!)
Krampus (or several Krampuses) and his handlers can be found strolling through holiday events around the Cincinnati area. Feel free to talk to us, take pictures with us, and let us tell you more about this centuries-old tradition.
You can find out about our upcoming events and appearances on our Facebook page.