From left, Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian, Karen Hovsepian and Gregory A. Kolligian, Jr.

58th Annual Trinity Christmas Bazaar to be held December 1 and December 2


By Seta A. Buchter

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston will usher in the holiday season with its 58th Annual Trinity Christmas Bazaar, on Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, in the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall, 145 Brattle St. Bazaar hours are Friday, from noon to 9 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Co-Chairing this year’s bazaar 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. “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,” the two stated.

Making his annual visit to the bazaar is Santa Claus who will be stopping by on Saturday, December 2, from 1 to 2 p.m.

The Trinity Christmas Bazaar would not be complete without Armenian gourmet foods, delicacies and pastries that will be sold at various booths. Armenian dinners will be served on Friday from noon to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take-out meals and an a la carte menu will also be available.

Children will be able to enjoy the Bazaar with their own special activities on both Friday evening and Saturday morning in the Peter Adamian Hall. The “Polar Express” Pajama Party will take place on Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their comfiest Christmas pajamas to 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 children’s entertainment beginning at 11 a.m.

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Admission is free for both “The Polar Express” and the Children’s Entertainment.

Raffle tickets are available for purchase for a chance to win one of eight prizes: iPad Mini 4; Bose SoundTouch 10; Bose Sound Link Mini; Amazon Echo, among other gifts.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Church office, 617.354.0632, or during the two-day Bazaar.

Super Raffle Tickets can win one of seven cash prizes, with first prize: $2,500. To purchase a ticket, contact the Holy Trinity Church Office.

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.

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