Experience the Charm of Slavic Cuisine and Culture at Our Christmas Festival
Craving the delectable taste of mouthwatering of Piroshki, Pelmeni, Bliny, and Borscht? Or are you curious to try these Slavic delicacies for the first time? Either way, you’re in for a treat.
Join us for an unforgettable experience at our traditional Slavic food event and Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 2, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church in Menlo Park (1220 Crane St).
Our culinary treasures - all homemade by our dedicated sisterhood - are not just meals; they are a journey through time, crafted from authentic recipes passed down from Russian emigres of the early 20th century. Now, you can enjoy them hot and fresh at the event, or take home some frozen delights to savor later.
But that’s not all. You’ll also get to immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Slavic culture, with live music, folk groups, lucky barrel gifts, and a Christmas boutique. You’ll find unique items like religious souvenirs and honey from the Assumption Monastery, hand-made treats such as organic soaps, knitted toys, festive postcards, and pottery.
Bring the little ones along, as we have an array of activities for kids, including face painting, clay for kids, and crafts and balloons.
Plus, you’ll be supporting a good cause. All proceeds go to church maintenance and charity.
Don't miss out on this celebration of flavors, traditions, and community. Mark your calendar and invite your friends and family. We can’t wait to see you there!
- Piroshki, Pelmeni, Bliny, Golubtsy and Bortsch made by our sisterhood, served hot or frozen to take out;
- baking goods;
- lucky barrel gifts;
- live music;
- activities for kids and more!
Come support us by attending our annual summer Rummage Sale. The date varies each year.
To continue the joy of Pascha, we hold an annual potluck Easter Picnic on the Sunday of Pascha after the Agape Vespers. The picnic usually starts around 1 or 2pm. The location is different each year, so ask a church member where it will be!