Global Holiday Festival and Market

The Global Winterfest and Holiday Market is a day of celebration honoring holidays and traditions from around the world. Join dozens of ethnic communities from across the Triangle for a day of food, shopping, entertainment, and community engagement. Come celebrate the unique diversity of the Raleigh area and enjoy the wintertime festivities!

November 23, 2019

~ 11am to 8pm ~

Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh












































Food and Holiday Cheer

Sample a multitude of traditional 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? Kenyan samosas, Vietnamese dumplings, and Dutch fried fish are just some 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 a plethora of booths selling jewelry, fashion, art, 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. Come hear carols and klezmer, see costumed Chinese New Year dances, 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. Kids are welcome to participate in interactive arts and crafts 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!