Krampus, the Bavarian counterpart to St. Nicholas, found lots of naughty kids both young and old when he stopped in Salida on the night of winter solstice. Corvus Clothing and Curiosities, 132 F St. in downtown, hosted the visit from Krampus, the half goat half demon who punishes naughty kids with switches and carries a chain to drag them to the underworld. Fortunately, on Krampus’ first known visit to Salida, no one was dragged to the underworld, but everyone received Krampus candy and signed up for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Corvus. While a few smaller children were too scared to have a photo made, the bigger kids enjoyed hanging out with Krampus, who promised to come back next year if they continue to be naughty.

Shannon and Gabi Stowell, from Seatlle and Brazil, opted for a “heavy metal” photo while being dragged to the underworld by Krampus. Corvus in Salida offered free photos with Krampus from 6 to 8 p.m. in their F Street shop.

Shannon and Gabi Stowell, from Seattle and Brazil, opted for a “heavy metal” photo while being dragged to the underworld by Krampus. Corvus in Salida offered free photos with Krampus from 6 to 8 p.m. in their F Street shop (photo by Cailey McDermott).

Tamar Madrigal, co-owner of Corvus Clothing in Salida, feigns fright while Krampus pretends to drag her to the underworld. Owners of the shop Madrigal and Brandon Blake offered free photos with Krampus in their F street shop as part of the Salida holiday festivities Dec. 21 (photo by Cailey McDermott).

Tamar Madrigal, co-owner of Corvus Clothing in Salida, feigns fright while Krampus pretends to drag her to the underworld. Owners of the shop Madrigal and Brandon Blake offered free photos with Krampus in their F street shop as part of the Salida holiday festivities Dec. 21 (photo by Cailey McDermott).

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