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
Church Tours, Icon & History Presentations
Free Live Entertainment, Parking & Entry
International Festival Ongoing Activities, Family & Children’s Activities, Community Organization Booths:
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Break at 11:30 AM* Icon Talk) -
11:30 AM* – Icons, Liturgical Art & Symbolism in the Eastern Church – Jennie Price Lyra, Iconographer & Local Artist – Church Sanctuary
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 -
9 AM – 4 PM – Educational Community Organizations & Activities, for children & the entire family, including: The Museum of South Texas History -
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-
10:00 AM – St. George Choir Ensemble -
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 -
11:30 AM – Mariachi Nueva Tradicion – Traditional Mariachi Music by Local Performers -
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 -
12:30 PM – Rio Grande Bluegrass Band – Considered the hottest Bluegrass band in the Valley -
1:00 PM – UTRGV Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble -
1:30 PM – Rio Grande Valley Dulcimers – An ensemble playing traditional carols & old-
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 Slevin– Original 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-
3:30 PM – Raul & the Nick of Time – Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo & Harmonica -
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.
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.