Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)
630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-0710; Fax: (212) 779-3558
E-mail: [email protected]
November 16, 2012
TRINITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 30 AND DECEMBER 1
By Seta A. Buchter
Cambridge, MA – Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston will usher in
the holiday season with its annual Trinity Christmas Bazaar, which will take
place 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 3 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bazaar co-chairs are Gregory A. Kolligian, Jr., and Ara Hollisian, both
members of Holy Trinity’s Parish Council. Along with their committees, they
have been working diligently 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.
The bazaar’s traditional favorites will include the ever bountiful “Farmer’s
Market” with fresh fruits and vegetables; the super “Country Store” with
nuts and sweets; “Christmas Wreaths and Poinsettias” with beautifully
decorated wreaths and holiday poinsettias; the exciting Sports Silent
Auction, where you will be able to bid on Boston’s favorite team tickets and
sports Memorabilia; “Second Time Around;” “The Punch is Right” for Kids;
Jewelry; the Sweet Candy Shoppe; and ArmenianVendor.com. New this year is
“Alex and Ani” jewelry, and, back by popular demand, the Silent Auction
offering an array of fabulous items to bid on. The bazaar is the perfect
time to do your Christmas shopping.
Making his annual visitation to the bazaar is Santa Claus who will be
stopping by on Saturday, December 1, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., to greet
children of all ages and to pose for pictures.
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, boreg, manti, tourshi, yalanchi, hommus, eetch, sini kufta and other
gourmet treats. Delicious Armenian dinners will be served throughout the
bazaar weekend. Friday night dinner, a choice of traditional lamb shish,
losh, chicken kebab, and combo dinners, will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday dinners will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 6 pm, with a choice of
lamb shish, losh, chicken kebab, combo dinners and kheyma. Take-out meals
and an a la carte menu will also be available.
On Saturday, December 1, “Santa’s Playland” will provide an array of
engaging activities for children ages 4 to 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., in the Peter Adamian Hall. There will be arts and crafts activities,
painting wooden ornaments, decorating Christmas sugar cookies,
face-painting, the Mystery Walk, and a separate play room for children under
3. Carnival games will include basketball, bean bag toss, golf, washer toss,
Plinko, the balloon pop and, new this year, Nerf Target Challenge.
Admission is $5 per child. Carnival game tickets are 50 cents each or 3 for
$1 with prizes for all.
Raffle tickets are available for purchase, $5.00 each, $25.00 for six or
$50.00 for 12. First prize is a 32Gb I-Pad; second prize: $350 Visa Gift
Card; and third prize: 3′ x 5′ Bokhara Persian Oriental Rug.
A limited number of Super Raffle tickets at $100.00 each are still
available. Only 150 tickets will be sold. First prize is $2,500.00; second
prize, $1,000.00; 3rd prize, $500.00; and 4th prize, $500.00. These tickets
may be purchased by calling the Holy Trinity church office at (617)
354-0632, or emailing [email protected]
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 via
e-mail at [email protected], or log onto
From: A. Papazian