For a dozen years, Keegan’s Pub has hosted the only official Women’s Christmas celebration in the Twin Cities. It happens again on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
On that day, Christmas celebrations will be over for most of the Twin Cities. But Keegan’s will once again host one last holiday bash exclusively for women to celebrate the Irish tradition of “Women’s Christmas.” The 12th annual Women’s Christmas at Keegan’s will take place noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 6. Prize drawings for women and special food offerings will be featured, and Locklin Road will perform from 1 to 4 p.m.
Keegan’s Pub started the celebration in 2008 after learning that Women’s Christmas is a popular event in Ireland — particularly in Cork. On Women’s Christ – mas — celebrated on the feast of the Epiphany, the traditional end of Christmas season (aka the 12th day of Christmas) — the custom is for the women of Ireland to take the day off, and for men to take on the household duties. Women fill the pubs, and go out and celebrate with their girlfriends. Gifts are given to women.
The event is designed to give women a day off, to be together and have fun after the frantic holiday season.
“This is a great event. It’s been wildly popular, and we look forward to this memorable day at the pub,” says owner Marty Neumann.
In keeping with the tradition of Women’s Christmas (also known as Little Christmas or Little Women’s Christmas), women are encouraged to bring small gifts to the pub to exchange with their friends. Keegan’s will also have prize drawings.
Keegan’s full menu will be offered. Following the Women’s Christmas event on Jan. 6, a traditional Irish Session will begin at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Keegan’s Pub, (612) 252-0880 or go to www.keeganspub.com. For more information about Locklin Road, go to http://www.locklinroad.com