All the naughty folks we saw at Krampus Night at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery

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Each year, while hordes of people get into the holiday spirit with their caroling and goofy sweaters and fa-la-la-la bullshit, there's another, much darker celebration afoot. Thanks to some old Eastern European folklore, there's Krampusnacht or Krampus Night, during which a horned demon beast abducts naughty children and whips them with branches. In other words, a much harsher punishment than a lump of coal in a stocking. Anyway, Krampus Night has been honored in Detroit for 9 years, and this year the event was held at Tangent Gallery on Dec. 6 with special guest GRiZ. Each year's festivities serve as a charity toy drive as well as a supply drive for Burners Without Borders.

12/06/2019

Photos by Mike Pfeiffer