St. Matthew’s to Celebrate 28th Annual Christmas Faire

By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter

The Parish of St. Matthew’s 28th annual Christmas Faire, which will take place on Friday, November 22, in Sprague Auditorium, promises “frivolity, friendship and great friends for everyone on your Christmas list.”

From 6 to 9 p.m., the auditorium will be transformed into a “magical Christmas wonderland,” according to the St. Matthew’s website. This year’s theme is “The Spirit of Giving.”

Attendees can look forward to a silent auction, featuring items ranging from tickets to professional sporting events, hotel getaways, high-end beauty treatments and toys for children of every age.

Last year, the “combined efforts and generosity” of the St. Matthew’s community raised more than $141,000 for outreach partners, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting charities.

This year, donations will go to the Angel Interfaith Network, Chrysalis, CLARE Foundation, Episcopal Urban Intern Program, Global Aid Interfaith Alliance, Hollygrove/Uplift Family Services, Neighborhood Youth Association, Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness, PRISM/Restorative Justice, Safe Place for Youth, St. Joseph Center, St. Joseph Center’s Bread & Roses Café, The People Concern, Westside Food Bank, Westside Hunger and Shelter Coalition.

Lauren Aspell Adler, Whitney Campeau and Kristin Ellis will serve as co-chairs for the 2019 Christmas Faire, with Brooke Toeller Kathrein and Kristin Quinn Canon as auction co-chairs.

Palisadian natives and St. Matthew’s alumni, Brejcha, Kathrein and Canon “are honored to carry the tradition they remember fondly forward,” they shared in a statement.

For more information, visit stmatthews.com or email christmasfaire2019@gmail.com.