The cheerful feeling of Christmas can make a few people sick. All the positivity needs a little dark side, right? Well that's when Krampus comes in. According to Insider, Krampusnacht, or Krampus Night, is an ancient Austrian tradition that is also celebrated in Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.

Over here in America, Krampus is slowly making his way into the homes of those who want an alternative to Santa Claus. Yes, the Jolly Fat Man is a great way to get your kids to be nice for a couple of week, if Krampus was around, they would probably behave all year round.

El Paso parents that want to take my advice, since this will be an all ages event, should bring out their children to the Krampus Fest Art Show & Market, happening December 15th, at El Paso Cookie Inc.

They will be keeping some of the German feel of the event with some delicious authentic food and vendors. They are also hoping to fill the event with people dressed up as Krampus!

A contest will be held after the Krampus walk, which will eventually lead to the crowning of the ultimate El Paso Krampus. If you don't know what a Krampus walk is, that is when a bunch of people dressed as Krampus have a little, evil parade and walk around scaring everyone.

Make sure to save the date to bring on the darker side of Christmas. There is nothing wrong with celebrating Santa's arrival, and his friend Krampus.

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