The Krampus Ball
(THE LOS ANGELES KRAMPUS RUN TAKES PLACE AT 6PM OUTSIDE THE BALLROOM.)
KRAMMPSTEIN Industrial metal gods Rammstein incarnated as Krampus!
ROSEMARYS BILLYGOAT Mad metal costume-rock devilry!
HAMMERSTEIN BAND Polka party from the Krampus homeland!
TOTENDANSE A musical medievalists dancing with a horse skull!
VENDOR MARKET, GERMAN FOOD & DRINKS and more!!
THEMED COSTUMES ENCOURAGED (but not required)
AGES: Under 18 ok with adult guardian before 10pm. 18+ after 10pm.
Come early to have a drink at the bar, enjoy a sampling of Alpine Villages German cuisine, and browse through the wares in our Krampus-inspired artisan row (vendors below). Vendor sales will continue throughout the event. The bars will be open throughout the evening, but your food options will be limited by 10pm. You will also be entertained by roving performances from TOTTENDANSE, a troupe of musicians, dancers, and other entertainers inspired by the danse macabre of the Middle Ages accompanied by a Mari Lwyd, the Welsh Christmas mummers figure featuring a horse skull on a pole..
9pm MIDNIGHT: STAGE SHOW
HAMMERSTEIN MUSIK BAVARIA
Our first stage act is Hammerstein fronted by Bavarian-born Andreas Becket and offering everything from boot-stomping polkas to tears-in-your-beer ballads of Liebe gone wrong. Theyll also provide some on-the-fly dance lessons and some darker takes on traditional Christmas songs. The 4-piece ensemble boasts award winning classical musicians, seasoned studio pros and an academically trained ethnomusicologist, but they still havent forgotten how to party like a drunken goatherd at Oktoberfest.
Our second ac balances cartoonish goofs with wickedly effective horror-metal, Rosemarys Billygoat creates a fire-breathing psychotronic circus of a stage show with mammoth props, costumed stunts, and other devilry that would make the Krampus proud.
Headlining tonight will be this inexplicably weird but oh-so-right hybridization of German industrial-metal gods Rammstein and everyones favorite Yule devil. Outfitted in leather, fur, horns, and masks, the band tears through an apocalyptic stage show, churning out Rammstein hits lyrically reworked to obsessively detail the child-beating lifestyle of the Krampus. Dazzling stage-show effects, infernal lighting, and Christmas cookies compliment the spectacle.
COSTUMES AND MORE
While your best chance to catch the horned throng would be at the Krampuslauf preceding the ball, its rumored that a costumed contingent from KRAMPUS LOS ANGELES will may show up to chase you around the dance floor.
Youre also invited to come in costume. Though its not a requirement, it seems we can hardly stop our guests from consistently showing up in amazing array costumes portraying Krampus, the Krampus-adjacent, and other original takes on the theme. Arrive early to allow yourself exchange pleasantries and snap shots with our guests turned out in their diabolically festive yuletide best.
The show will be emceed as usual by FESTMEISTER HANS, Oktoberfest host, impressario, and LAs favorite German-about-town.
FOOD AND DRINK
The bars will be open throughout the evening. Full menu available until 10pm, appetizers until 11pm.
Bat in Your Belfry, Drakenstein Art, Miss Formaldehyde, Tee No Evil, Zombolina, Ghoulish Bunny, and merchandise from KRAMPUS LOS ANGELES, KRAMMPSTEIN & ROSEMARYS BILLYGOAT . The folklore/history book The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas by Krampus LA organizer Al Ridenour, will also be available for sale in the admissions area.
Alpine Village (View)
833 W Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90502
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|