According to Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, demonic creature who, as a wicked counterpart to Santa Claus, punishes naughty children for having not been nice. At the Krampus Ball costume party, the lederhosen-clad and dirndl-girdled G.T.E.V. D'Oberlandler poot away the folk und dance music of Alpine Bavaria on tuned Alpine cowbells and 10-foot twin Alphorns; Hammerstein Musik Bavaria brings classic beer ballads and polka dance lessons; plus there's Ironwise's gothic folk-rock and the two dozen devils and mountain spirits of Krampus L.A. Troupe, with their wailing horns and snapping whips. Fistfuls of pfeffernusse and tankfuls of Austrian Stiegl beer available.
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