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Holiday Tea at the Windsor Court
Holiday Tea at the Windsor Court

New Orleans Holiday Tea

This December, enjoy festive treats, teas and holiday cheer

Holiday High Tea is a favorite activity across generations. The elegant repast of finger sandwiches and sweets is a fourth meal for the day–an extra feast in between lunch and dinner. What’s not to love about that? Add in the elegance of a holiday setting and let the festivities begin. Just be sure to reserve well in advance as many of the teas sell out.

Photo Courtesy of The National World War II Museum

BB Stage Door Canteen Teddy Bear Tea

The National World War II Museum hosts its third annual Teddy Bear Tea at the BB Stage Door Canteen. It is an ideal multi-generational meet up, with music from the Victory Belles, treats and a photo station with Santa. The little ones leave with a teddy bear to cuddle.

Photo Courtesy of Creole Queen

Cruise along the Mississippi River with Papa Noel, Mrs. Noel, Gatson the Gator and friends. Tea will be accompanied by storytelling, face paintings, magic tricks and more. To really make you feel like it's Christmas on the Bayou, you can hold a live alligator!

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Holiday Tea at Longue Vue

Dine in elegance at Longue Vue House and Gardens with an assortment of tea, sandwiches and festive treats. The afternoon tea also has holiday crafts and an opportunity for a photo op with Santa.

Photo Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton

Papa Noel Tea at the Ritz Carlton

Enjoy holiday tea with a special appearance from Papa Noel at the Davenport Lounge in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Cookie decorating, holiday surprises and a life-size gingerbread streetcar add to the magic.

Photo courtesy of the Royal Sonesta

Royal Sonesta Teddy Bear Tea

On Bourbon Street, the Royal Sonesta Hotel hosts Teddy Bear Teas in its grand ballroom, with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and other favorite holiday characters along for the fun. Sing classic Christmas tunes with Rudolph, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Toy Soldiers.

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Holiday Tea at the Windsor Court

The Windsor Court salutes the tradition of high tea year-round at Le Salon, but come Christmas time, with the hotel fully bedazzled, the experience is especially merry. Caviar and smoked salmon, Christmas cookies, gingerbread men, bubbles and sherry are all on the menu.

photo courtesy of Beauregard-Keyes House

Christmas Doll Tea Party at the the Beauregard Keyes House

The Tea Party for Dolls at the historic Beauregard-Keyes House in the French Quarter is one of a kind. Enjoy caroling, a Christmas story and visits from Santa. Open to all ages, this special tea includes some of Mrs. Keyes' favorite dolls or guests can bring one of their own.

photo courtesy of Bourbon Orleans

Bourbon Orleans Brunch with Santa

It may not be tea, but it’s just as festive! Enjoy brunch with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their helpers including chicken and waffles, po-boys, glazed ham, beignets and more.