Weekly Message - November 2018
BUSINESS NEWS
Chamber Board Election Ballot
A ballot that needs your vote is the Chamber Board Election Ballot. Please vote!

Board ballot closes on Monday, December 10 at 5 pm .

HOLIDAY EVENTS
Holiday Tree Lighting this Friday
Join us at Fremont Park on Friday, November 30th from 5:30 to 7 pm for a treasured community event that brings family, friends, and neighbors together to begin the holiday season.

This year's event will feature holiday magic and surprises around every corner that kids from one to ninety-two can enjoy! Watch live entertainment and sing along to winter classics with the Christmas Carolers! Enjoy a visit from Santa and his Winter creatures. Conclude the evening with a story reading from Santa and count down with Mayor as he lights the holiday tree. 

Breakfast with Santa
Join us for a pancake breakfast, children's crafts and a visit from Santa Claus!

Activities include:
  • Pancake breakfast and buffet
  • Letter writing to Santa
  • Holiday crafts
  • Visiting and picture taking with Santa
  • Photo booth with holiday props 

Saturday, December 1, 7:30 to 11:30 am
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

West Bay Model Railroad Association
2018 Holiday Show
Watch trains run on the scenic 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 7:05 pm 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 1, 1 to 5 pm
Sunday, December 2, 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.

Decorated with more than 75,000 lights, the Holiday Train will visit nine Caltrain stations during the weekend. At each of the train’s 20-minute station stops, people can join in singing with onboard carolers and a Salvation Army brass band. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their extended family -- including Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer -- will get off the train to greet kids and pose for pictures. Caltrain partners with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program and the Salvation Army’s Season of Giving program to help make the season brighter for families struggling to make ends meet.

The Holiday Train will stop at the Menlo Park station on Sunday, December 2 at 7:05 pm .

Taste of the Mountains Wine Event
The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, December 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 1 to 4:30 pm . All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. 

MEMBERS @ WORK
Menlo Park Firefighters Toy and Food Drive
Help Menlo Park Firefighters with their 2018 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 .
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 located 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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Holiday Events in Menlo Park

November 30

December 1

December 1

December 1-2

December 2

December 8-9

December 14-16 & 21-23

December 15 & 22
November 30
5:30 to 7 pm, Fremont Park

December 1
7:30 to 11:30 am, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

December 1
10 am to 2 pm, Menlo Park Library

December 1
10 am to 4 pm, 1220 Crane St, Menlo Park

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

December 1-2
Saturday & Sunday, 1090 Merrill St, Menlo Park

December 2
Sunday at 7:05 pm, Menlo Park Caltrain Station

December 2
11 am to 1 pm, 150 Watkins Ave, Atherton

December 7
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

December 8
11 am to 12 pm, City Council Chambers

December 8-9
11 am to 6 pm, Hotel Nia, Menlo Park
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com