We figured that since we covered our favourite Christmas markets yesterday, today’s a good time to talk about a holiday heathen, the mean and devilish Krampus. Strange Fellows is bringing back its beloved Krampusmarkt for one weekend only this December, and we’ve got all the info on what to expect! Let’s check it out.

For reference, Krampus is a centuries-old being that runs around with Saint Nicholas on December 5th. While good children receive small gifts from St. Nick, bad children got only punishment. from Krampus The half-man, half-goat figure has long been a staple for folks wanting to add a little fear to the season.

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Naturally, Strange Fellows (which doesn’t shy away from weirder parts of the world) is hosting a market in honour of it. They’ve partnered with longtime collaborators OH Studio, which will be curating various artisans, makers and other vendors for some, uh, unique Christmas gift ideas. Of course, if you just want to have a beer and buy a nice bowl, we’re sure that will be an option as well.

Whatever the case, this adults-oriented market is sure to be a great option for holiday shopping this year! Tickets for the Krampusmarkt in Vancouver are already on sale, so click the link below to grab yours.


When: Friday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 5th
Where: 1345 Clark Drive
Cost: $4-$12 for GA (includes one drink tasting)