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

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

9 AM – 4 PM – Educational Community Organizations & Activities, for children & the entire family, including: The Museum of South Texas History – IMAS: International Museum of Arts & Science - South Texas Border Chapter Texas Master Naturalists – Texas Master Gardeners – Butterfly & Pollinator Garden Tours - Food Bank of the RGV’s Gem Valley Community Gardens  – Milkweed & Monarch Butterfly Education, plus Milkweed & Nectar Plant Sales – UTRGV CHAPS: South Texas Civil War History & Trails – McAllen Public Library Outreach (Stories & Crafts)

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 – Pipes & Drums - Scottish Bagpipes & Drums – to start off this year’s Festival

10:00 AM – 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.

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: and on Facebook  

11:00 AM - Mariachi Nueva Tradicion– Traditional Mariachi Music by Local Performers - A New Tradition combines talented performers with the passion of performing Mariachi music, great for audiences all around. Check them out at:

11:30 AM – Tribal & Middle Eastern Dancing

12:00 PM – Children’s Mariachi – Creative Arts Studio RGV

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

12:30 PM – Children’s Conjunto Band – Creative Arts Studio RGV

1:00 PM – TBA

1:30 PM – 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

2:00 – Edinburg Folklorica Dance Team – The Folklorica Dance Group of Edinburg sharing traditional folklorica and Aztec dance. See them

2:30 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.

3:00 PM – South Texas Indian Dancers, led by Robert Soto – Local Lipan Apache tribal members sharing traditional dance. See more at:

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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