Milwaukee Krampusnacht is happening Sunday, December 4, 3-9pm at Best Place and the Historic Brewery District on Juneau Ave between 9th and 11th Street.
Pre-event tours: Best Place runs a fun and informative Pabst Beer History Tour, and prost! it includes a free beer (21plus) or soda. Tours are $12 and run at 11am and 1pm. Great option if you are in town and looking for something to do before the big event and get a peek at the set up. You can get tickets here: www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/tours
A General Admission ticket gets you into all spaces other than the Blue Ribbon Hall activities that require a separate ticket. You can get them here: milwaukeekrampusnacht.com/tickets
The American Ghost Walks Krampus Parade is at 7pm and will march in a loop from 9th to 11th streets and back down to 9th on Juneau Ave. You will see dozens of Krampus and other winter folklore characters on the loose! Want to be in the parade? You can register HERE.
Best Place (917 W. Juneau Ave.)
We are using three spaces in Best Place, located in the beautiful and historic Pabst offices and visitor center buildings. You can also get a warm drink at the Best Place Cafe and shop for holiday presents in their Gift Shop, both open for the duration of the event. All of Best Place’s rooms will have their fully stocked bars open.
Blue Ribbon Hall
Best Place’s Blue Ribbon Hall is our activity room this year. Kid’s Krampus Hour, Chad Lewis presentation, and Make Your Own Krampus Cards require a separate ticket in addition to General Admission. You can get them here: www.milwaukeekrampusnacht.com/tickets
7:30pm: Post-parade party. General Admission ticket required for entry.
Blue Ribbon Hall’s bar will be open for all activities.
This courtyard is right next to Best Place’s Gift Shop and Guest Center Bar and special guest fiddler Wend O’ Lynn will be performing sets on the King’s Courtyard Stage at 4 & 6pm.
3-9pm: American Science & Surplus Krampus Holiday Market
We got over 24 craft vendors in Best Place’s beautiful Great Hall. Check out our vendor line-up here: https://milwaukeekrampusnacht.com/2022-vendors/
General Admission ticket required for entry.
The Great Hall is also where you can drop off donations of new, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots. We will also have our annual tradition of a white elephant gift exchange (drop off a wrapped gift, $5-$10 range, then pick up your gift starting when parade ends) in Captain Pabst’s office. You’ll see the office in the corner of the room across from the bar. Great Hall’s bar will be open!
3-9pm: Saint Nick’s Speakeasy
Psst. Hey you. Saint Nick’s Speakeasy is the bar in the basement beneath the Great Hall, a great place to get a drink before/ after checking out the vendors. We’ll have Karaoke w/ Morgan down there, an Awkward Nerd Events Krampus Cage Photo Booth, and tarot readings by Kozmic Krystel. General admission ticket required for entry. Password is Ho Ho Ho!
Krampus Market Square (Preservation Park, right next to Great Hall)
3-9pm: Outdoor vendors and food tents. See list here: milwaukeekrampusnacht.com/2022-vendors
Also features: Yuletide Scarings: A Krampusnacht Immersive Experience
Are you naughty or nice? Will Krampus drag you into his realm to torment you for your offenses? Enjoy the sights and SCREAMS as you walk through this Christmas horror experience. Parental discretion advised: This attraction features terror, jump scares, and monsters (while remaining gore-free). Admission: $10 (link soon).
On Tap/ Brewhouse Inn & Suites (1215 E. 10th St.)
On Tap will be open for food and drink and their huge patio is going to be set up as Onkel Belsnickel’s Party Patio with DJs Wendy and Ryan and some fun monster themed games. The Brewhouse Inn and Suites is right in the event zone, you can book rooms there with the discount code, see tickets & accommodations page for more info: milwaukeekrampusnacht.com/tickets
6pm: Special guest performance by Puerto Wiccan
Right after 7pm parade: The Witches Dance!
8pm: Raffle basket and Farthest Flung Award (person who traveled furthest for event) announced (you can buy raffle tickets and sign up for award in Great Hall front registration desk).
Dead Man’s Carnival 11th Street Stage (Central Waters Brewing, 1037 W. Juneau Ave.)
Located in a historic church, Central Waters will have their bar open, serving their fantastic beers, their partner Trouble Makers Cocina will be serving food. Outside Central Waters will be the Dead Man’s Carnival 11th Street Stage, featuring music and circus performance.
4pm: Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance
5pm: The Courtesan and the Cabin boy: All Fired up for Krampus
6pm: Dead Man’s Carnival
7:30pm: Dead Man’s Carnival