Victorian Mansion in Southern Indiana Hosting Krampusnacht Haunted House December 15th and 16th
A Krampus-themed haunted house is heading to a historic mansion in southern Indiana, and you're invited to join!
Indiana's Culbertson Mansion
William Culbertson moved to Indiana seeking a new life and eventually became one of the richest men in the state and a renowned philanthropist. In fact, Culbertson invested much of his wealth in New Albany, involving himself in civic affairs, funding the construction of the Culbertson Widows Home, serving as a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church, and founding the Cornelia Memorial Orphans Home, named for the second of his three wives. His mansion stands as an example of the tastes, ideals and lifestyles of the late 1800s.
The Culbertson Mansion celebrates different holidays throughout the year, but in December they bring back the scares for the end of the year and host a special Krampusnacht event with a Krampus-themed haunt.
The Legend of Krampus
Krampus is the name of the mythical being that punishes bad children before Christmas. He is the exact opposite of Santa Claus. Britannica describes Krampus as:
Krampus, in central European popular legend, a half-goat, half-demon monster that punishes misbehaving children at Christmastime. He is the devilish companion of St. Nicholas. Krampus is believed to have originated in Germany, and his name derives from the German word Krampen, which means “claw.”
Every year on December 5th Krampusnacht is observed across many European countries and Australia on the day before the Feast of St. Nicholas. You can read more about Krampusnacht from National Today, here.
Krampusnacht Haunt in Historical Indiana Mansion
While this Krampus-themed event won't take place on Krampusnacht, for two nights in December Krampus will be haunting the Culbertson Mansion. The Krampusnacht haunted house will take place on December 15th and 16th.
The Friends of Culbertson Mansion have the longest running haunted house in the Kentuckiana area. For the holiday season, join these merry-making ghouls for a holly-jolly and horrifying holiday haunt! Introducing Krampusnacht … a terrifying trial for guests! Have you been misbehaving? No registration required, walk-ups welcome.
Price: $15/person; 25% discount for members
Purchase tickets at the door.
The event will take place each night from 7 PM to 11 PM. You can learn more about Krampusnacht at the Culbertson Mansion, here.
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