This is the annual grassroots Parade of Spirits through the streets of Northern Liberties. Participants are highly encouraged to dress in appropriate "Dark Half of the Year" costumes.
This is a participatory event more than a spectator event. Interested folks are encouraged to come in costumes that reflect the Dark Half of the year, the scary characters of traditional lore of various cultures, or the shadow side of the self.
Gathering time starts at around 3:30 PM. Some folks put their costumes on in in the park; others arrive in costume. Parade kicks off at dusk.
The Heathen Contingent has a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729157620446604/
YULETIDE SOCK DRIVE
Socks are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters, but they are also one of the least-donated items.
From December 9, 2017 (Parade of Spirits) through January 1, 2017, Distelfink Sippschaft will be collecting new, unworn socks for folks in need.
We need all sizes, from baby to adult male. Practical socks, fun socks, fuzzy socks, holiday socks, argyle socks are all needed!
Stock up stacks of socks and stockings and help to bring warmth to the feet of those in need this Yuletide!
Contact Robert L. Schreiwer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for collection sites.
The first location will be at Parade of Spirits/Krampuslauf in Liberty Lands Park.
Donations will be directed to homeless shelters in the Delaware Valley.