I’ve been to my share of bar crawls, and the NoDa Krampus Krawl is now definitely one of my faves. It was different than other crawls. The costumes were extremely creative. There wasn’t a cover charge to participate. Getting sloppy drunk wasn’t the crawlers’ goal. Surprisingly, the crawlers ranged in age with many well over 40. The crawlers seemed to thoroughly enjoy dressing up and playfully terrorizing NoDa partiers throughout the night. Most people posed for pictures with the krampusen, but a drama queen at Jack Beagle’s climbed the wall in sheer terror. The finale was a concert by St. Nick with his band the Broken Napoleons. They played Charlie Brown!!! I had no idea how to dress as a krampusen so I dressed as Tonya the Krampus Elf. Hopefully, this will return next year and I’ll be ready with a better costume.
After the NoDa Krampus Krawl I headed over to the Gantt Center for the Gray Holiday party. Thank you for letting me crash this business event dressed as a Tonya the Krampus Elf! As I mentioned on Twitter, the party drew a who’s who of black Charlotte from elected officials to entrepreneurs to business executives.