Something for Everyone at this Year’s Trinity Christmas Bazaar
Always an anticipated event, Holy Trinity Armenian Church will usher in the holiday season with its 2018 Trinity Christmas Bazaar on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, in the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA. Bazaar hours are Friday, from 12 noon to 9 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bazaar Co-Chairmen are Gregory A. Kolligian, Jr. and Karen Hovsepian, who have been tirelessly working with their Committees since the summer to ensure that this year’s Bazaar offers something for everyone from the young to the young-at-heart including new booths and menu options. “Our parishioners, neighbors and the community always look forward to attending each year to see friends, enjoy delicious food and browse the many booths. This year’s Bazaar continues to be the perfect place for people to do their Christmas shopping as there will be a wonderful selection of gift items to purchase,” state Greg and Karen.
Come for the Shopping!
The Bazaar’s traditional favorites will include the ever bountiful “Farmer’s Market” with fresh fruits and vegetables; the Country Store; the exciting Silent/Sports Silent Auction, where you will be able to bid on an array of fabulous items, Boston’s favorite team tickets and sports memorabilia; The Punch is Right Game, which has always been popular with children; Jewelry and Accessories; Poinsettias and beautifully decorated Wreaths; Santa’s Gift Shop; ArmenianVendor.com; Purl Leez Jewels; raffles and more. New vendors this year include Gabriella’s Gifts, Shady Hill Kids and Abgaryan Hand-painted Wearable Art (on Saturday only).
Come for the Food!
The Trinity Christmas Bazaar would not be complete without the scrumptious Armenian gourmet foods, delicacies and pastries that will be sold at various booths. Savor the delectable taste of choreg, paklava, kadayif, bourma, simit, spinach boreg, puff pastry cheese boreg, apricot squares, manti, tourshi, hummus, sini and porov kufta, vospov kheyma, soujouk and more.
Delicious Armenian dinners of traditional lamb shish, losh, chicken kebab, and combo dinners, will be served on Friday from 12:00 noon to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Take-out meals and an a la carte menu will also be available. Once again, we will be offering optional seating for families with children.
Bring the Kids!
Making his annual visit to the Bazaar is Santa Claus who will be stopping by on Saturday, December 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall, to greet children of all ages.
Children will be able to enjoy the Bazaar with their own special activities on both Friday evening and Saturday in the Peter Adamian Hall; admission is free for all events. The Polar Express Pajama Party will take place on Friday evening, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Youth Center. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their comfiest Christmas pajamas as we watch this Christmas classic. The movie is recommended for children ages 5 and older (a supervising adult must remain on the Church grounds). The movie running time is 92 minutes.
On Saturday morning, there will be an interactive show of comedy, magic and astonishing illusions by Emmy-nominated entertainer Matt Roberts. Matt has performed across the nation, including at Boston Symphony Hall and Walt Disney World resorts, and is a regular on TV, including The Today Show, PBS and in numerous commercials. Doors open at 11 a.m.; show starts at 11:15 a.m. On Saturday afternoon, “The Star” movie, the Story of the First Christmas, will be shown from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come for the Prizes!
Raffle tickets are available for purchase, $5.00 each, $25.00 for six, or $50.00 for 12, for a chance to win one of three prizes: first prize: Microsoft Surface Laptop 2; second prize: Samsung 50″ LED 216p NU7100 Series Smart 4k UHD TV; and third prize: Apple Air Pods. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Church Office, 617.354.0632, or during the two-day Bazaar.
Super Raffle tickets are $100 each for the chance to win one of seven cash prizes: 1st prize: $2,500; 2nd prize: $1,000; 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th prizes: $500 each. To purchase a ticket, contact the Holy Trinity Church Office; credit card payment accepted.
Parking courtesy – where it says ‘permit parking only’ – is allowed around the immediate perimeter of the church complex over the two days of the Bazaar.
The Bazaar Committee invites the entire community to halls decked with boughs of holly, trees twinkling with lights, the aroma of food wafting through the air, and the spirit of Christmas evident everywhere at the Trinity Christmas Bazaar on November 30 and December 1, as we usher in the Christmas season.
For further information, contact the Church Office, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or log onto https://htaac.org/event/2018-trinity-christmas-bazaar/