Come and try our many international flavors.

Homemade Baklava & Holiday Ethnic Baked Goods

Hot & Ready to Eat & Frozen International Foods

Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Ethiopian, Romanian Food

Russian Tea & Coffee Shoppe with Baked Treats

Bookstore, Icons, Gifts, Beeswax Candles, Soap

Quality Artwork, Handicrafts & Local Made/Grown Foods

Children's Activities

Church Tours, Icon & History Presentations

Free Live Entertainment, Parking & Entry

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International Festival Ongoing Activities, Family & Children’s Activities, Community Organization Booths:


8:30 - 9:00 AM – Opening Prayer & Blessing of Venue Sites - Indoors & On Church Grounds


9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Break at 11:30 AM* Icon Talk) - Church Tour & Church History Talks – Fr. Antonio Perdomo - Church Sanctuary


11:30 AM* – Icons, Liturgical Art & Symbolism in the Eastern Church – Jennie Price Lyra, Iconographer & Local Artist – Church Sanctuary


10:00 AM- 12 Noon – “Two By Two Petting Zoo” by Nicole Sosebee of “Eden’s Lily Farm” – Children’s Area (near Playground) – Free


10:00 AM – 12 Noon – Valley Trotters Youth Ranch – Horse Rides – 3 Tickets/$3.00


9 AM – 4 PM – St. Nicholas Children’s Area – Decorate Gingerbread, Holiday Handicrafts & More! Free of Charge – Near Playground Area


9 AM – 4 PM – Face Painting by Jennie Lyra - Near Playground Area


9 AM – 4 PM – Educational Community Organizations & Activities, for children & the entire family, including: The Museum of South Texas History - South Texas Border Chapter Texas Master Naturalists – Texas Master Gardeners – Food Bank of the RGV, Community Gardens & Pharrmers Market – Milkweed & Monarch Butterfly Education, plus Milkweed & Nectar Plant Sales – UTRGV CHAPS: South Texas Civil War History & Trails & Paw-Posse Animal rescue


Morning Entertainment Performances: 


Free Entertainment All Festival Day – Stage area located under the covered area found at the back of the hall/parking lot. Rows of seating just in front of the stage. Other seats and tables available, so our guests can comfortably eat, visit and enjoy the performances.


9:30 AM – The Lamplighters – Men of A-Chord -  Winter Texan Barbershop Quartet – Sweet Harmony to start off this year’s Festival


10:00 AM – St. George Choir Ensemble - Eastern European Christmas Carols - St. George members singing some Christmas tunes not usually heard in these parts, under the direction of Raul Carranza


10:30 AM – Colibrí children’s choir – A children’s choir, with singers from 1stthrough 9th grade, singing a selection of Christmas favorites. Directed by Carol J. Brown. Learn more at: www.colibrimusic.org/ and on Facebook at:www.facebook.com/colibrimusicstudio  


11:00 AM - Magic Valley Women's Chorus - Holiday favorites with the favorite “Sweet Adeline’s” women’s chorus in the RGV. Under the direction of Sandy Seitz. Learn more at: www.magicvalleychorus.com/  and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Magic-Valley-Chorus


11:30 AM – Mariachi Nueva Tradicion – Traditional Mariachi Music by Local Performers - A New Tradition combines talented musicians with the passion of performing Mariachi music, great for audiences all around. Check them out at:  https://www.facebook.com/MariachiMNT/


12:00 PM – Treble Thrivers UTRGV – Highly acclaimed vocal music student group from UTRGV, singing International and Holiday pieces, and more! https://www.facebook.com/treblethrivers/


Afternoon Entertainment Performances (12:30 - 4 PM): 


12:30 PM – Rio Grande Bluegrass Band – Considered the hottest Bluegrass band in the Valley - The musicians are seasoned and talented performers who come from all around the USA and Canada and join forces during the winter months to play at many local venues, charity fundraisers and events. Organized by Wayne Uncer.


1:00 PM – UTRGV Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble - Holiday Favorites - A regional favorite sharing a performance of holiday music, under the direction of Scott Roeder, Music Department of UTRGV.


1:30 PM – Rio Grande Valley DulcimersAn ensemble playing traditional carols & old-time favorites on mountain dulcimers.


2:00 – Edinburg Folklorica Dance Team –  The Folklorica Dance Group of Edinburg sharing traditional folklorica and Aztec dance. See them at:www.facebook.com/groups/178619115529023


2:30 PM – Saint SlevinOriginal vocal and instrumental pieces by this inspiring local duo. https://www.facebook.com/saintslevin/


3:00 PM – South Texas Indian Dancers, led by Robert Soto – Local Lipan Apache tribal members sharing traditional dance. See more at: https://www.facebook.com/South-Texas-Indian-Dancers-Association-165447946858148/?pnref=story


3:30 PM – Raul & the Nick of Time – Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo & Harmonica - Local and Winter Texan Friends from St. George's Play a mix of old timey tunes.

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Each year, the International Festival hopes to share some of the best and most diverse music and dance presentations we can engage for the entertainment of our festival guests.  This year, we hope to have a great selection of both life music and dancer performances.  A schedule will be posted closer to the December 9th International Festival date.

International Festival Entertainment

Would you like to perform at our upcoming International Festival?  Acoustical instrumental and vocal music, international dance groups (Folklorica, Irish, other International) and more all welcomed.  

Remember: This is a Family Friendly, Church Hosted Event.  If you are interested, please inquire.

The Art & Theology of Icons – Serena Pandos Fr. Antonio Texas Rio Grande Valley Tuba Euphonium Ensemble The Art & Theology of Icons – Serena Pandos