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‘The Dark Side of Christmas’: Krampus Pageant offers a fun alternative to the standard holiday fare

On Saturday, Krampuses from throughout the Bay Area were invited to participate in the third annual Krampus Pageant, hosted by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and San Francisco Krampus, a group dedicated to overseeing Krampus events in the city. The pageant, held outdoors in the back patio of Mission District’s El Rio, served as both an alternative festive event during the holidays as well as a means to highlight queer culture and artistic expression.