On Monday night, hundreds of people came out to Market Square to celebrate the darker side of the holiday.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — We all know that good children get presents during Christmas.

But on Monday night, hundreds of people came out to Market Square to celebrate the darker side of the holiday.

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In Europe, on the 5th of December, they celebrate Krampusnacht — the story of a mythical goat beast known as Krampus.

Krampus punishes naughty children who misbehave before the feast of St. Nicholas.

For the festivities here in Pittsburgh, there was a spooky costume parade and live metal music with a holiday twist, including socially distanced selfies with Krampus.