holiday festivities in Menlo Park

One of the best kept secrets – although hiding in plain sight – is the annual Christmas Bazaar staged by Menlo Park’s Russian Orthodox Church, the Nativity of the Holy Virgin, the first weekend in December. Devotees arrive early to stock up on the freshly-prepared Russian food and pastries. Children and adults from the church come in costume and perform songs and dances, adding to the festive air. And then there are the extremely reasonably priced grab bag gift bins, where two young girls headed soon after arriving this morning. The Bazaar, on Crane St. between Oak Grove and Valparaiso, continues through 4:00 pm today (12/4).

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Elf shines at Menlo Park’s annual breakfast with Santa

It was hard to tell who was having more fun this morning at the Menlo Park Recreation Center, the many kids – predominately of the eight and under variety – who’d come to have breakfast and then visit Santa or the old gentleman’s elf. She was there with a dance and a smile to encourage […]

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