You'll find all your market favorites!

Kielbasa, fresh or smoked!

You'll love our special recipe, locally-made kielbasa. Great on the grill! You can enjoy it grilled hot at the market or pick up some fresh or smoked to take home.

Traditional Pierogi to eat in and take home

Always a favorite, get them frozen to cook up at home including potato cheese, farmer's cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut and prune or enjoy our potato cheese hot and delicious at the Market.

We're famous for our baking!

You'll find nut or apricot kolach rolls, German breakfast stollen, Ukrainian sweet breads, Irish Whiskey cakes, Jule Brot, and more! Everyone's favorite European Christmas Cookie Assorment with be back as well - and we'll have more!

In the St. Nicholas Market area - Ukraine!

Ukraine holds a special meaning for us as our priest, Fr. Vasyl and is family are from Ukraine. You'll find nesting dolls, pretty ornaments, and lots more on our Ukrainian tables.

In the St. Nicholas Market Area - Poland!

You'll find an array of gorgeous Polish pottery to add to your collection or give as a treasured gift. You'll find serving pieces, mugs, linens, and more. Look for ornaments as well as traditional Polish gingerbreads at our Poland tables.

In the St. Nicholas Market area - Germany!

Here you'll find traditional wooden pyramids, candle arches, smokers, nutcrackers, vintage collectible linens, ornaments, and Black Forest Christmas bread on the German tables. Look for steins at the Merry Christmas Papa table as well!

In the St. Nicholas Market Area - Slovakia/Czech Republic

Here you'll find the famous Glassor, hand-blown glass ornaments from Czechoslovakia as well as vintage glass and linens. For your sweet tooth you find delicious lemon poppy bread.

In the St. Nicholas Market area - Scandinavia!

Look for these little guys, along with all things Nordic and Scandinavian here with vintage Christmas linens, warm socks and blankets, and decorative deer and elk. Indulge with some cardomom flavored sweet breads and everyone's favorite "St. Lucy Buns".

In the St. Nicholas Market Area - Ireland!

Our famous Irish sweaters are on their way from Dublin! You'll find an array of styles and colors, along with all things Irish including Irish cream fudge and caramels, jams, and fan favorite Irish Whiskey Christmas Cakes soaked in Jamison's.

In the St. Nicholas Market Area - the United Kingdom!

A yearly sell out, our cashmere scarves from Scotland make perfect gifts and don't miss our British teas, felt ornaments, and a new item - our Fair Isle sweaters made in England.

In the St. Nicholas Market Area- Merry Christmas Papa!

Here you'll find the perfect gift for all your papas, opas, uncles, brothers, husbands, and sons including German steins, cashmere scarves, barware, hats and slippers. Watch what he checks out then circle back when he's busy with a beer from Fortnight Brewing!

New this year in the St. Nicholas Market Area - Mini Popups!

St. Catherine's Arts - hand-made crafts and arts.

Home for the Holidays - decorative items and fun memories of Christmas past.

St. Nick's Sweet Shoppe - specialty chocolates and sweets

Visit the Vendor Village!

Be sure to check out our Vendor Village of curated vendors offering an array of unique handmades including knits, sweets, decorative items, bath products, speciality foods and more.

Drinks and Desserts!

You won't want to miss our Koehl's Bakery Drinks and Desserts Bar! Grab a cup of traditional mulled wine, coffee, or tea and one of our delicious desserts to enjoy during your break from shopping!

Our famous Slavic Foods to Enjoy OnSite at Baba's Cafe!

Menu coming soon but you'll enjoy our crowd favorites like grilled kielbasa on a bun, hot pierogi, borscht, and more!

Baba's Kitchen

Baba's Kitchen is where you'll find baked and frozen favorites to take home including pierogi in several flavors, kielbasa, nut or apricot rolls, German stollen, and our Christmas cookie assortments.

Entertainment Schedule

Schedule to come but we'll again have crowd-favorite The Little German Band and Dancers from Noon - 3:00 pm on Saturday!


Holshouser Bldg. NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

Fri. Dec. 8 5-9 pm and Sat. Dec.9 1- am - 5 pm

FREE admission

Parish News and Market History

A little history of pierogi!