Holiday Teas are a long-standing New Orleans Tradition. These elaborate celebrations are filled with food, fun and merriment that both adults and children will enjoy. Below are some of the most popular teas in the city:
Teddy Bear Tea at the Roosevelt Hotel
Select days from November 25- Dec. 24
$52.00/3-10 and $72.00/11 and up. VIP seating is available for an extra charge.
This year, the Teddy Bear Tea will be celebrating 125 years! This exciting event features holiday food, a variety of teas and hot chocolate, and even sparkling wine and mimosas for the adults. A variety of characters join in on the fun, and Santa is available for photos for an extra charge. Each child receives their very own stuffed bear to bring home. It’s an experience not to be missed!
Papa Noel Tea at the Ritz Carlton
Select days from Dec. 17-Dec 24
This festive event features cookie decorating, music, storytelling, and of course, tea! Papa Noel will make an appearance as you sip and snack on holiday treats. Best of all, you’ll have a chance to view the impressive gingerbread display in the lobby. This year’s masterpiece is a life-sized street car, which you’ll pass as you head to the Davenport Lounge.
Teddy Bear Tea at the Royal Sonesta
Dec. 15-16 & 20-23
$34.00/child and $59.00/Adult. VIP seating is available for an extra charge.
While sipping your tea, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, sing a longs, and special appearances by the Sugar Plum Fairy and Toy Soldiers. Guests will also enjoy a selection of food and sweets. Photos with Santa are available for purchase, and each child will receive their very own teddy bear.
Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noel on the Creole Queen
Dec. 22 & 23
$10.00/2 and under, $39.00/ages 3-12, and $59.00/adults
Guests will enjoy tea and holiday treats while riding aboard the famous Creole Queen riverboat. This unique experience features a variety of Cajun characters, including Papa Noel, Mrs. Noel, and Gaston the Gator. This tea also boasts several children’s activities, such as face painting, storytelling, a magic show, and even a meet and greet with a live alligator!
Teddy Bear Tea at the WWII Museum
Dec. 8,15,21, 22
$64.00/children and adults *special discount for members
Watch live performances from the Victory Belles during this festive celebration! Featuring story time, dancing, and a visit from Santa himself, this popular tea offers something for everyone. Guests are served both sweet and savory bites to eat, as well as tea and mimosas. Each child will walk away with their very own teddy bear as a special souvenir.
Hope you’re able to enjoy a holiday tea this year! Make sure to book your tea reservations as early as possible, as they do sell out quickly. It truly is a one of a kind New Orleans experience.
What’s your favorite holiday tea in New Orleans?