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Krampusnacht at Hollerbach’s

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Various prices

Krampus is returning to Sanford – and there’s nothing you can do about it…

…except come to Hollerbach’s on December 5th and meet the dreaded old horned goat-demon himself in person! Even with so many unartige children to stuff in his sack and so many people around the world to terrify, Krampus is still finding time to honor us with a visit for the second year in a row.

“Who or what is a Krampus?”

We’ll give you the brief version: according to certain traditions, der Nikolaus (St. Nicholas) is sometimes accompanied by a “helper” to deal with the naughty kids while he reads stories and gives presents to the good kids: either Knecht Ruprecht or the feared goat-demon Krampus, who wears a basket to carry bad children away!
But in parts of Europe – and more recently, even here in North America – there’s also a growing tradition of people dressing up in frightening Krampus costumes and forming a parade in the village to wreak havoc in the streets, scream like demons, rattle chains and bells, and generally cause non-violent mayhem: the Krampuslauf. Krampus was so impressed with last year’s turnout at Hollerbach’s that he suggested this time we add our own Krampuslauf (Krampus run), which will run at 9 pm from the Willow Tree to our friends at Buster’s Bistro just a few blocks away.


– This event is free to attend – no admission, no cover charge, no reservations

– Krampus costumes not required but highly encouraged! Suggested sources of design inspiration include YouTube and Facebook Events and Groups with “Krampus” in the title

– Although Hollerbach’s is a family-friendly establishment, please keep in mind that Krampus, the guests dressed as him, the images displayed on screen, and the background music will create an atmosphere that could be too intense and even frightening for children who don’t understand that Krampus is NOT REAL (or is he?…) Adults only please!

– Our Willow Tree German Restaurant and Bar will be still be offering the full regular menu – details about the special food and beverage items we’re adding just for Krampusnacht will be released at a later date.

– Our house polka band Jimmy and Eckhard: Live Traditional German Music will still be performing their usual show on the Willow Tree stage 6-9 pm.

– NO reservations are being accepted at the Willow Tree for December 5th for either regular dinner guests or guests coming for the event.

Help us preserve this bizarre and only slightly (?) terrifying German holiday tradition…come experience Krampusnacht at Hollerbach’s!


December 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Various prices
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Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe
205 E 1st St
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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