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The Eighteenth Annual 2022
"Christmas In The Kitchen" Show
with Mitzi MacDonald & Keltic Reign

The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. 314-533-9900 Tuesday,
December 13th, 2022
Doors Open at 6:00 pm,
Concert Starts at 7:00 pm.

Tickets; $15 general seating.
Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift and receive a child's admission free
www.metrotix.com (314) 534-1111

Tickets are also available for purchase at the following places: (check first for store hours) Music Folk- 8015 Big Bend in Webster Groves (314) 961-2838
Traveling Tea - 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood (314) 647-8832
Rising Thought Book Store- 12875 Fee Fee Rd. St Louis (314) 576-6772
Laws Dental - 1775 Springdale Blvd., Fenton, (636) 296-8080

Tickets are also available at the door, before the show.


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

This is a show like no other! The family band Keltic Reign, and their musical guests perform in a uniquely set Christmas kitchen, and you are invited onstage to be served tea and homemade cookies during the performance! See Santa arrive playing the bagpipes, and enjoy the dancing, singing, and the many musical guests of St. Louis's finest talents.

Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift and get a child's admission free. We are also collecting gently used winter wear, children through adult sizes, and non-perishable food items. Christmas in the Kitchen has donated over $100,000 to local children's charities, and thousands of toys.

Our motto – "Come with your hands full, and leave with a full heart!" You will leave filled with the Christmas spirit! -Mitzi's Christmas spirit guarantee

Come enjoy the pre-show entertainment, during the silent auction with live music by Ken Martin. Cash bar opens at 6:00 pm.

Christmas in the Kitchen 2022 TOY DRIVE!!
For Annie Malones of St. Louis, and 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

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

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

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.


We have raised over $100,000 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:
www.joinhandsesl.org and www.anniemalone.com 

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.

and 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! Traveling-tea.com

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters!

Mitzi MacDonald



Wrap-up for the 17th Annual,
“2021 Christmas In The Kitchen”
Show with Mitzi MacDonald
& Keltic Reign

We are very excited to announce that Christmas in the Kitchen 2021 was a grand success! We donated $9,090.22 as our grand total, giving $4,545.11 to both organizations. (Annie Malones and Join Hands)

WE HAVE PASSED THE $100,000 mark!!! Christmas in the has donated $105,227.10 since 2004, and we couldn't have done it without you! Thank you everyone!! We hope to be back at the Sheldon next year!

Pictured here is me delivering our check (as well as some sponsors checks) to Keisha Lee, (interim CEO) at Annie Malones. Both organizations were SO thankful for the donations!

We also donated 550 toys, teen gifts, and adult gifts. The show was broadcast as a livestream, and is still viewable on the Sheldon Concert Hall's Youtube channel. We want to send a huge thank you out to Paul and Jesse Heirendt from Big River Media Group, who recorded and live-streamed the show. They did an amazing job and were just wonderful to work with! And also a big thank-you to Eric Stein from the Focal Point who took care of audio for us.

We really want to thank everyone who donated during the livestream, and afterwards, and also who donated toys! It is just amazing what we can do together.

I also want to acknowledge and thank all our sponsors, who bring us into these big numbers, and make it a home run every year!! We couldn't do that without you!

O'Brien Law Firm
Dr. Susan Laws Big River Media Group
Jim Campbell Photography
1st Mid America Credit Union
St Louis Tionol
St. Louis Irish Arts
Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education

Christmas in the Kitchen's Wonderful Sponsors:

Dr. Susan Laws,
Comprehensive eye examinations and services to help you achieve better vision and healthy eyes, Winchester, TN

Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education
In the belief that music and the arts are key to connecting cultures and understanding our roots, SPAE provides cultural experiences and educational opportunities in Scottish traditional arts and the historic connections between Scotland and the USA by conducting classes, workshops, lectures and public performances

The Scottish Arms
Authentic Scottish Pub and Restaurant,
8 South Sarah St., St. Louis MO
314-535-0551 thescottisharms.com

Jim Campbell Photography,
Nature, Fine Art, Seasonal , Pets, & Ruralscapes. jimcampbellphotography@gmail.com

St. Louis Irish Arts
Promoting traditional Irish music, dance, song, and language at Immaculate Conception School, under the direction of Helen Gannon.
 2934 Marshall Ave, Maplewood, MO
314-842-3906 slia.org

St. Louis Tionól
The Tionól is a weekend of sessions, concerts and workshops focusing on traditional Irish Music, where musicians of all levels can get together and learn and of course... play music. Our job is to foster and preserve this heritage so it lives for those in the future.  Brought to you by Mike Mullins.tionol.org

1st Mid America Credit Union
1st MidAmerica Credit Union is a full-service credit union offering a wide variety of financial services in Illinois and Missouri.

Traveling Tea
On site tea tastings and brewed tea for your event. 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood MO

Christmas in the Kitchen

Christmas Tree

Christmas in the Kitchen – donated through the years –
2005 -  broke even – donated 3 or 4 bags of toys to Toys for Tots
2006 - $132. to STL Food Bank – and an unknown amt in box we put out for collection for them. We gave them the box. Toys donated to Toys for Tots
2007 –   $400.00  to Mo Bap Children’s Home -Scots For Tots got involved and set up an auction
2008-    $500– gave to  MO Baptist Childrens Home  (Scots for Tots auction)
2009 – $465.00  to MO Baptist Childrens Home (Scots for Tots auction)
2010 –  $600 to St. Vincents Home for Children  (Scots for Tots auction)
2011-   $2150 to St. Vincents and over 200 toys  (Scots for Tots auction)
2012-   $2500 to Annie Malones  (Scots for Tots auction)
2013 –  $3018 to Annie Malones    (Scots for Tots auction)
2014 –  $8,216 to Annie Malones  - started having sponsors, I take over auction
2015 – $10,000 to Join Hands  ESL – ( Marilyn McCarthy and the Canadian book club take over the auction from here on out)
2016 - $11,400 to Join Hands   ESL - 
2017  -   $13, 785.00   to Annie Malones
2018 -  $15, 622.50 to Annie Malones AND Join Hands
2019 -  $16, 193.38 to Annie Malones and Join Hands
2020-  $11,155.00 to Annie Malones and Join Hands ( free online show, and no   auction – due to covid)  And close to 500 toys!!
2021 - $9,090.22 to Annie Malones and Join Hands (free livestream from the house,and no auction- due to covid)  And 550 toys and gifts!
Total -   $105,227.10   SO FAR!!!


"Christmas in The Kitchen" is a memorable live holiday music experience that raises money and toy donations for local children's charities. This year’s recipients are Annie Malone Children and Family Services, AND Join Hands ESL.

Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign perform in a uniquely set Christmas Kitchen, including Irish and Scottish dancing and singing, with many special guests including; the Wee Heavies, Ken Martin, Bridgette Kossor, Tim Mead, Anita Rosamond, Bradford Smith, and our wonderful piping Santa… Dan Jackson! 

As always, you are invited on-stage, throughout the performance, to have a cup of hot tea (compliments of Traveling Tea) and homemade cookies at Mitzi's kitchen table! We have gluten free cookies now too! Mitzi's children are a part of the band, and many family members are helping out, so this is a true family experience that is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!! Mitzi comes from Nova Scotia, Canada, where "kitchen parties" are the norm... and you are invited to this one!

Please Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift, and get a child's admission free. 
Come early! Doors open at 6pm with a Silent Auction that is lots of fun! A huge variety of things, including gift certificates, beautiful baskets from local stores, many pieces of artwork, and even Mitzi's shortbread cookies are in the auction! The bar is open, and the wonderfully talented Ken Martin will be serenading you! The auction continues on through the half time intermission.

Our motto is..."Come with full hands, and leave with a full heart"
-An unwrapped toy or teen gift  -

Ideas for teen gifts…
Amazon gift cards, store gift cards (like Walgreens, Target, etc)
Scarfs and Gloves
Shower and bath products
inexpensive jewelry, watches, wallets, and handbags
Games and fun things of all sorts.

We collect canned goods and non-perishable food items.

We collect new or gently used winter coats – children and adult sizes.

We take credit cards and checks for admission and the silent auction. ( A little cash on hand is always good to have too, when the magic stocking gets passed around to you!)

If you are making a donation, you can write your check to either organization and you will receive a receipt letter for tax, by regular mail. (Both organizations are 501c3 and your donations to them are tax deductable. )

If you are paying for tickets, please make your check out to Christmas in the Kitchen.  Donation checks can be made out to Christmas in the Kitchen as well, and the money will go to the charities, but you would not receive a tax letter. (checks have to be made out directly to the organizations, to receive that)

All money collected this year will be split evenly between the two charities.