Just don't send any of them to Market Square tonight or they'll never believe us.
Horned devils of all ages, shapes, and sizes will converge on Downtown this evening in celebration of Krampus, a horned figure from German-speaking Alpine folklore. Legend has it that Krampus is the anti-Santa Claus, punishing misbehaved children during Christmas.
Tonight marks the fourth annual Krampusnacht, which event organizer Mark Menold says is becoming a new Pittsburgh holiday tradition.
"We love Halloween, we're crazy about Christmas, and Krampusnacht is a little bit of both," he says.
What better holiday card to send your right-wing relatives than a picture of your kid on Krampus' lap?
The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. with Krampus' arrival at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.