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

Children's Activities:

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

9 AM - 4 PM - South Texas Border Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist:  Go Fish!  Free Children's Activity - Near Playground Area

9 AM - 4 PM - McAllen Public Library - Free Children's Crafts, Activities, Stories

9 AM - 4 PM - Milkweed & Monarchs of RGV - Free Children's Butterfly Crafts

9 AM – 4 PM – Educational Community Organizations & Activities, for the entire family, including: The Museum of South Texas History – South Texas Border Chapter Texas Master Naturalists – Deep South Texas Master Gardeners – Butterfly & Pollinator Garden Tours (Ongoing) -  Food Bank of the RGV’s Gem Valley Community Gardens  – Milkweed & Monarch Butterfly Education, plus Milkweed & Nectar Plant & Milkweed Seed Sales – UTRGV CHAPS: South Texas Civil War History & Trails – McAllen Public Library Outreach (Stories & Crafts)-Paw Possee RGV Animal Rescue - Free Puppy Snuggles!

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.

10:00 AM – Danzart Centro Dancistico Folklorico Group – directed by Marco Romero


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 – Git ‘R Done RGV Bluegrass – with Wayne Uncer

11:30 AM – UTRGV Tuba & Euphonium Quartet – led by Scott Roeder

12:00 PM – 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:


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

12:30 PM – Tribal & Middle Eastern Dancing – Rebecca Bormann

1:00 PM – Tippy Toe Cloggers (Tip of Texas Park) & Margarita Cloggers (Green Gate Grove Park)

1:30 PM – Las Floresita Ballet Folklorica (Children) – Main Stage Dance Studio directed by Judith Ramirez


2:00 – Edinburg Folklorica Dance Group


2:30 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


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 14th 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.

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