Weekly Message - November 2017
Holiday Tree Lighting this Friday
Join us at Fremont Park on Friday, December 1st from 5:30 to 7 pm for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting with Mayor Kirsten Keith, presented by the City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.

This holiday favorite event brings the Menlo Park community together to ring in the holiday season. Come enjoy live entertainment, free hot cocoa, and the lighting of the holiday tree. Santa and his elves just might make a special appearance. The holiday tree lighting is a rain or shine event.

Breakfast with Santa
We invite you to a fun-filled morning featuring holiday activities, an amazing pancake breakfast and of course Santa Clause himself!

Activities include: pancake breakfast, visiting and picture taking with Santa, letter writing to Santa, holiday crafts, and a photo booth with holiday props.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
7:30 to 11:30 am

Menlo Park Firefighters Toy and Food Drive
Help Menlo Park Firefighters with their 2017 Toy and Food Drive. We are collecting new toys, non-perishable food, and monetary donations for members of our community. To find out more about the Toy and Food Drive please click here .
West Bay Model Railroad Association 2017 Holiday Show
Watch trains run on the two-level layout while club members answer your questions. Admission is free! Donations are greatly appreciated and will help us perform more work on the railroad. Note that the Caltrain Holiday Train will stop at the Menlo Park Station at 7:05pm Sunday, and a visit to our club before or after makes for a great train- and holiday-themed evening.

1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park

Saturday, December 2nd, 1 to 5 pm
Sunday, December 3rd, 1 to 8 pm

Caltrain Holiday Train
Celebrate the season with the Holiday Train! This beloved Bay Area tradition features a glittering train, a community toy drive and fun characters that delight families at train stations from San Francisco to Santa Clara.

Glowing with thousands of lights and holiday decorations, the Holiday Train will stop at nine train stations over two nights. During the 20-minute station stops, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and the gang will get off the train to greet children and spread holiday cheer. Bring the family to join in the fun, and bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Holiday Train Toy Drive.

The Holiday Train will stop at the Menlo Park station on Sunday, December 3rd at 7:05 pm .

Taste of the Mountains Wine Event
Saturday, December 2, 2017
1 to 4:30 pm
Downtown Menlo Park

It's a Wonderful Nutcracker
Blended with the story line of the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life", Menlowe Ballet’s production is set in the 1940's and boasts all the magical trimmings of a traditional Nutcracker. You and your family will experience surprising twists on both stories and a heartfelt message that while giving and receiving 'presents' is just part of what makes the holidays wonderful. This is a holiday production that you and your family will want to see!

December 8-10 & 15-17, 2017
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

Christmas Tree Lots
Support our local clubs and organizations by purchasing a tree at one of these Christmas Tree Lots:

The Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot is l ocated on the Stanford Campus on the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real, across from Palo Alto High School.

The Nativity School Christmas Tree Lot is located at Nativity School on the corner of Oak Grove Ave. and Laurel St. in Menlo Park.

December 1
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

December 1
5:30 to 7 pm, Fremont Park, Menlo Park

December 2
7:30 to 11:30 am, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

December 2
1 to 4:30 pm, Downtown Menlo Park

December 2
10 am to 4 pm, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park

December 2 & 3
Model Railroad Building, 1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park

December 3
7:05 pm, Menlo Park Caltrain station

December 8-10 & 15-17
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com