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Krampus photos are the new holiday tradition

Too old for pictures with Santa? Krampus photos are the new holiday tradition.

In case you're more into Halloween than Christmas, Necromanor Haunted House is extending the holiday scares this year. While everyone else is lined up to get their pictures with Santa, you could be getting pictures with his demon counterpart, Krampus.

Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic creature that derives from Alpine folklore, who assists Saint Nick by scaring and punishing all of the misbehaving children.

Owner and operator for Necromanor, Noland Cobb, came up with the idea to have photos with Krampus in 2017 to help keep their name in the public during the off-season.

Cobb really enjoys Christmas stories that revolve around ghosts and haunts, "I find the stories of different traditions and beliefs from the old world to be very interesting."

This is an all-ages event and it's up to parents' discretion if they want to bring their children. Cobb says in years past he has had a good mix of ages attending and reactions to Krampus. He mentions it's a good reminder for kids to be on their best behavior and there are some that really love Krampus, one kid even colored him a picture one year.

Cobb is in the habit of making all of the masks you see at their annual haunted house himself. This event is no different, as he created the head-to-toe look himself and now has a lot of work to do with the addition of a Christmas Haunt.

He doesn't recommend kids under the age of 13 for this event, but it is always at the parents' discretion if they choose to bring younger kids.

Pictures with Krampus is a free event that takes place at the Necromanor Haunted House at 505 Boardwalk Blvd. in Bossier from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Dec. 5. The Christmas Haunt, "Shadows of Christmas" will be running Dec. 10,11,17 and 15 from 6:00pm - Midnight and tickets will be $10 each.

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