The 2006 Celtic Christmas was again held at the Scottish Rite Center in downtown Ft.Wayne on November 25th and 26th. This year's Celtic Christmas was a great success, we had a steady stream of visitors on Saturday and Sunday was hopping too. Thanks to Tamara and Tomara for greeting all the visitors. You can see Tomara below. The Holly Trolley was a great help in boosting visitors to the Celtic Christmas.|
This year we welcomed back "Joyce Fry" and "Trinity and David" for our musical entertainment along with the "Ft. Wayne Scottish Pipes and Drums".
On Sunday we had the pleasure of watching _____ and _____ perform some Scottish dances for all to see.
We saw a lot of familiar faces this year in the "Vendor Room". You could get a lot of your holiday shopping done. There was Sterling Silver, Candy Wreaths, Candles, Brooches, Bookmarks, Handmade Jewelry, Handmade Soaps and Lotions, Celtic Tapestries and Wraps, A lot of Christmas Goodies, and you could even have your Celtic background printed out for you.
The "Scottish Cultural Society Room" had homemade bake goods for sale including scones and shortbread cookies. The Society had a table setup to show off what the Society does and they even had a sword and a couple of shields handy. The kids table was a very popular place as you can image. Kids could color and paint there own ornaments, make candy bracelets and necklaces. There was even a display about sheep and sheep shearing, with some Celtic kidís music in the background. A "Celtic Christmas" would not be complete without our own St. Nick. He was there on Saturday and Sunday taking pictures with children and adults.
The Ft. Wayne Holiday Fest 06 gave us an Ice Sculpture of a Bag Piper on Saturday. You just couldn't resist having your picture taken with him.
We give special thanks to Linda Phillips for putting our "Celtic Christmas" together. We would also like to thank everyone who came out to our event during this very busy weekend. We appreciate everyone of you. We hope that you will come visit us next year. A BIG THANK YOU to the Mizpah Shrine/Scottish Rite for providing us such a wonderful place to hold our event and for all the wonderful Scottish/American food that you served. The Shepherds pie was flying out of the pan, they had a hard time keeping up with the demand. Let's not forget our vendors and volunteers, without them there would be no "Celtic Christmas.