Portraits with Krampus at Bazaar

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catch of the day fish (2)And now, for something entirely different. If all these jingling jingle bells and holly jolly St. Nick impersonators are getting you down (or even if they’re not), it might be a good time for a little change of pace re: our holiday celebrations. Have your little ones not been the definition of “nice” for the entire last year? Only exhibiting their best behavior when Santa comes out of his rest-of-the-year hibernation? Might be time to put a little good-natured fear of the Krampus into them this weekend.

If you’ve never had the good (or bad, really) fortune of meeting the Krampus, he’s a beastly creature from the days of Medieval Europe. Unlike St. Nick, who we’ve kept around because he brings presents to all of the oh-so-good children, the Krampus would come to capture the naughtiest children and bring them back to his lair. You can see why this particular mythology hasn’t really found its place in our more modern day holiday celebrations. But thank heavens, the folks at Hampden’s Bazaar are keeping the Krampus in Christmas. Stop by tonight from 7pm-9pm to meet the not-quite-jolly fellow, have your photo taken with him (if you dare), and pick up some hundred-year-old digestive aids  for the person who has everything.

Bazaar is located at 3534 Chestnut Ave in Hampden. Krampus will be around from 7pm – 9pm tonight, Friday, December 13th. For more information, visit www.bazaarbaltimore.com.

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