Global Holiday Festival 

Join international communities from across the Triangle in celebrating our region’s unique diversity and enjoy a day of food, dance, music, shopping, kids’ activities, and community engagement!


November 23, 2019

~ 11am to 8pm ~

Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh












































Food and Holiday Cheer

Sample dishes from cultures around the world! Kick back with hot German glühwein or cider while savoring the sweet textures of baklava or Hungarian Chimney Cakes. Hungry for something savory?  Vietnamese dumplings, and Dutch fried fish are just a couple of the delicious international dishes you will find. Adult beverages are also available for attendees 21 and older.


Get your holiday shopping done early in the marketplace! Browse booths selling jewelry, crafts, ornaments, and other wares from across the globe and find the perfect gift for the globetrotter in your life. Or pick up something just for you.

Dance and Music

Enjoy free dance and music shows by traditional and modern performers representing traditions from around the world and delight in the festive atmosphere.

Community and Engagement

Engage with cultural groups from across the Triangle and learn about their communities, heritages, and traditional festivities and celebrations. 


Bring the kids for interactive arts and crafts, games, dance lessons, and other great activities.

Would you like to represent YOUR culture? Do you have a unique food or merchandise offering you would like to share?

JOIN US by registering below.

All vendors and performers must represent a specific global culture.

Non-profits are any organizations that want to spread information about their good work in the community.

We welcome sponsors and support from business partners!