The Nineteenth Annual
“Christmas in the Kitchen” with 
Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign

Tuesday, December 12th 2023,  
The Sheldon Concert Hall
3648 Washington Blvd. 
Concert Starts at 7:00 pm
Doors Open at 6:00 pm

Our wonderful guest performers this year include:

Lady J Huston, Joe Mancuso, Ken Martin, Tim Mead,
Anna Claire Allen, Blake Mickens, Andrea Morse and Paul Ohlman

$20 General Admission  
Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift and
receive a child’s admission free.

Metrotix (314) 534-1111 
Music Folk – 8015 Big Bend in Webster Groves (314) 961-2838 
Traveling Tea – 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood (314) 647-8832 
Laws Dental – 1775 Springdale Blvd., Fenton, (636) 296-8080 
And at the door, before the show.

Christmas in the Kitchen 2023 TOY DRIVE!! 

Annie Malones of St. Louis
Join Hands ESL

We are collecting unwrapped new toys for kids of all ages, AND unwrapped teen gifts as well. Some gift ideas are – educational toys, games, baby toys, basketballs, footballs, cute socks and scarves, gloves, make-up, perfume, cuddly throws, and gift cards of all sorts! Teens love gift cards! (Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Amazon, and any chain restaurants) 

Collection Boxes

Laws Dental 
1775 Springdale Blvd. Fenton 636-296-8080 (Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) 

Unity of St. Louis- South 
3701 Bayless Ave. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 8-1pm and Sundays 10-12 noon 314-631-2466 

Harmony Fellowship Church Shrewsbury 
City Hall 5200 Shrewsbury Ave, donations accepted at Sunday Morning Services, 10-12noon 

Center for Spiritual Living 
12875 Fee-Fee Rd. Sundays 10-2pm, Tues -10-3pm 314-576-6772 

Nails by JeRae
187 Concord Plaze Suite 12 (call for hours 314-679-0301) 

Donate by shopping for a gift on our – Amazon Gift Registry
I have set up a gift registry with toys at Amazon.  You will need this, Registrant name – Christmas in the Kitchen Pick out a gift,  and check out. It will be sent directly to me. 

“Christmas In The Kitchen,” is a memorable live music holiday experience that raises money and collects toys for Annie Malones and Join Hands ESL.

Loads of Christmas spirit here! It’s a true kitchen party, like back in Mitzi’s homeland of Nova Scotia, with live Celtic music from her family band, Keltic Reign, guest singers and musicians, and dancing in the kitchen!

It’s a show like no other; where you and your family are invited on stage for a cup of tea and homemade cookies. You will be graciously served at Mitzi’s kitchen table while the band and their musical guests entertain you! 

This is the show’s 19th year at the Sheldon, and all proceeds benefit Annie Malone’s Children and Family services and Join Hands ESL.  

Additionally, this year, we have expanded the outreach of our fundraising efforts to include, at a secondary level, The Leadership School.  They are Saint Louis County’s first free public charter school, opened in fall 2022.  

 Please come early to the show, grab a seat and attend our auction! 

6pm silent auction begins, with live music and cash bar. 

Please bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift  (child’s admission free with gift donation)  We also collect non-perishable food items and toiletries, and winter coats and footwear.  Children through adult sizes.    

Our motto – “Come with your hands full and leave with a full heart!” 

It’s a great feeling knowing we can make a difference, and we welcome you to be a part of that.  

Since its inception, Christmas in the Kitchen has donated over $120,000 to local children’s charities.


We have raised over $120,000 for local children’s charities since the shows inception in 2004. This is a benefit concert for Annie Malone Children and Family Services, and Join Hands ESL.

Donate Online! with our fundraiser on GoFundMe. Donate directly to the organizations at: and

Donations by check, payable to Annie Malones or Join Hands ESL .
Include, “Christmas in the Kitchen” on the memo line.
Both organizations are 501c3, and you will receive a thank you letter, that can be used for tax purposes.

By mail to either:
Annie Malones,
2612 Annie Malone Drive,
St. Louis, MO 63113
– OR –
Join Hands ESL ,
PO Box 1429,
East St. Louis, IL 62202

Over the years, Christmas in the Kitchen has donated over $100,000 to local children’s charities as well as thousands of toys. 

Thank you to our supporters and sponsors. 

Thank you everyone and Merry Christmas from the MacDonald-Laws clan and Keltic Reign! 

We will be serving the Scottish Breakfast Tea from Traveling Tea in Maplewood, and we encourage you to visit Kateri and get some too!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters! 

Mitzi MacDonald

Christmas in the Kitchen’s Wonderful Sponsors:

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