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19th Annual Celtic Christmas Boutique Ushers in the Holiday Season

Featuring 34 artists and vendors from the Midwest region.

By - Nov 13th, 2019 02:22 pm

MILWAUKEE (October 2019) – CelticMKE, home of Milwaukee Irish Fest is happy to help holiday shoppers spread Celtic cheer as they discover gifts from the Emerald Isle and beyond.  The Celtic Christmas Boutique showcases Irish – and other – wares from artists, craftspeople and vendors, and takes place Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the CelticMKE Center, located at 1532 Wauwatosa Ave. in Milwaukee.

“The Celtic Christmas Boutique offers a wide variety of unique and affordable gifts for everyone on your list,” said Kristina Paris, Irish Fest volunteer and coordinator of the Celtic Christmas Boutique.  “Events like this allow us to share our love of Irish culture throughout the year with our community.”

Featuring 34 artists and vendors from the Midwest region, items offered include traditional and contemporary jewelry, clothing, pottery, soaps, knitwear, artwork, quilts, books, music CDs, Irish prints, photography, glassware, ornaments, baskets and much more. New this year are several vendors including Land of Sky Blue Water Clothing & Gifts, Mad for Plaid and vibrant colored gifts from Pat Kroth Fiber Art. Fan favorites like Mystic Ireland, Galway Bakers, Sr. Karlyn’s Folk Art, Earthen Craft Pottery, Quilted Celtic Knot Art will be on hand

Guests are also invited to tour the Ward Irish Music Archives, home to the largest collection of Irish and Irish American music and memorabilia in the world, with more than 50,000 pieces.  For a bite to eat, stop by the Café Celtique, an on-site cafeteria serving scones, potato soup and corned-beef sandwiches.  The event also features a raffle with proceeds going towards CelticMKE youth programs.

The Celtic Christmas Boutique is a free event open to the public.  No strollers please. Parking is available at public lots in the Village, on the street, at the St. Bernard Parish Lot, and at ANEW. For more information, please visit www.celticmke.com or call (414) 476-3378.

About CelticMKE
CelticMKE is home to a number of Celtic programs, cultural heritage projects and events including Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture.  Next year’s festival will be held August 13 -16, 2020 and is the Festival’s 40th Anniversary.  For more information on the festival, please visit www.irishfest.com.

The CelticMKE Center also is home to the Ward Irish Music Archives, the year-round Irish Fest School of Music and the Irish Fest Summer School.

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