Mar 28, 2024 - Holidays

Creepy Easter eggs are hidden around New Orleans, courtesy of Krewe of Krampus

Photo shows a plaster Easter Peep painted like a creepy clown for Krampus Kreeps in New Orleans.

The Krewe of Krampus made plaster Peeps and decorated them. Some Krampus Kreeps are creepy, like this clown, while others are beautiful and look like disco balls. Photo: Courtesy of Krewe of Krampus

The Krewe of Krampus is spicing things up this Easter with their Krampus Kreeps egg hunt.

Why it matters: These creations are another fun example of how we do things differently in New Orleans.

The big picture: Krampus members are hiding 100 Kreeps in the city, Metairie and the North Shore through Easter Sunday, krewe captain Mike Esordi tells Axios New Orleans.

  • The Kreeps are made of plaster and shaped like marshmallow Peeps. They are decorated by hand and put in recycled paper eggs.
  • It's the third year Krampus has hidden Kreeps.

How it works: There are no clues.

  • "We just want it to be a random act of happiness that somebody stumbles on these eggs," he said.
  • The goal is to give the krewe's 125 members the freedom to get back into crafting.
Photos show Krampus Kreeps decorated like a creepy gingerbread man and an injured bunny.
The Krampus Kreeps are packaged in recycled paper eggs and then hidden. Photos: Courtesy of Krewe of Krampus

State of play: The Krewe of Krampus organizes the country's largest Krampus parade, Esordi says. It's Dec. 7 this year.

  • The krewe is known for its darker themes and gives out lumps of coal at the parade.
  • Members also hide Swampus Skulls for Halloween, but those come with clues.

What's next: You can follow the Kreeps hunt on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and X.

Go deeper: Easter parade schedule and more things to do.

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