“Bob McCarthy’s” Irish Christmas, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville enters its 12th year  at  Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC)  on Friday December 1st.    The Irish Christmas tradition continues in Bob’s honor as he touched so many in Ellicottville with his spirit and generosity.   Although it can never be the same with his passing, Bob’s dedication to this event inspires us to continue with his magic.  It was McCarthy who said “I love doing Irish Christmas which is a night of Irish magic.  I don’t know how the magic gets there, but it just does.  That’s the beauty of it.”

Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas fundraiser has become an event to remember and one that locals and weekenders alike don’t miss.  McCarthy’s wagon will be parked outside of EBC starting around 7 a.m., where new toys and unwrapped gifts are collected for Santa’s Workshop and the Sheriffs Santa Program, both of which provide gifts to make Christmas a little special for less fortunate families

Again this year a number of restaurants will serve a special Irish dish at a reasonable price or you can order from the great EBC menu.

The highlight of course is the Pie Auction with fantastic pies baked by the great home chefs of Ellicottville.  Your mouth will water when you see some of these unique pies from secret family recipes.  Many of the pies will be auctioned in their own unique pie box or with a special piece.  For those who are too shy to buy one in the auction, some pies will be for sale on their own.