Family Travel, Food, Holidays

2021 Holiday Teas & Dining with Santa

December 1, 2021

Wonderful, socially-distanced opportunities to visit with Santa await you and your family this holiday season. 

Frozen Teddy Bear Tea

Swamplight Theatre, 950 SW Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula. Entertainment and fun with Elsa, Anna, Olof, and Kristoph from Frozen. There will be socially-distanced table seating while you are served tea, ciders, hot cocoa, a variety of traditional high tea finger sandwiches, quiche, scones, and Christmas cookies. Each child will receive a teddy bear and a 5×7 holiday picture with their favorite Frozen characters. $45/seat. December 4, 11 am-1 pm; 3-4:30 pm, December 5, 3-4:30 pm, December 11, 11 am-1 pm, and December 12, 3-4:30 pm.

Teddy Bear Tea

BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Teddy Bear Tea is the perfect holiday experience to share with children and grandchildren. Includes delicious food and sweet treats, lively music from the Victory Belles, and a special visit with Santa. $65 or free for children under 2 years. December 4, 11, and 18.

Teddy Bear Tea 

The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans. Enjoy delicious food, specialty teas, and tasty pastries, as well as sparkling wine and mimosas for the grown-ups. Children will receive a Roosevelt Teddy Bear after a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 22-24.

Your Santa Breakfast

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Hosted by the Youth Service Bureau. December 4, 9 am-noon.

Christmas WHO-LIDAY Tea

La Petite Palace, 5928 W. Metairie Ave. Suite 3, Metairie. It’s time to celebrate the WHO-LIDAYS. Join the NOLA Pixie Dust Mr. Mean for a Christmas WHO-LIDAY Tea filled with tons of WHO-LIDAY spirit. $30/person. December 5, 11-noon and 12:30-1:30 pm.

Kingdom of Sweets Nutcracker Tea

La Petite Palace, 5928 W. Metairie Ave. Suite 3, Metairie. Enter the Kingdom of Sweets at the La Petite Palace for a Nutcracker Tea. Filled with sweet tea time treats and traditional Nutcracker dance lessons, this Holiday Tea will have your tiny ballerina dreaming of Sugar Plum Fairies. $35/person. December 5, 10-11 am and 11:30-12:30 pm.

Breakfast with Santa 

Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Blvd., Mandeville. Each child (ages 2–10) will be served breakfast, meet Santa, create holiday crafts, and play reindeer games. Parents are invited to take pictures. Registration is required. Free for children. Parents may purchase additional breakfast for $5. December 11, 9-11 am. 

Breakfast with Santa

St. Anslem Catholic Church, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Breakfast with Santa! Have pancakes and sausage with milk or orange juice. After, take pictures with Santa. December 11, 8 am.

Storytime with Santa

Presented by NAJA, Pard Events Building, 19030 Ponchatoula Parks Dr., Ponchatoula. Enjoy donuts, a hot chocolate bar, sweet treats, and holiday crafts. Also, take your own photos with Santa. December 11, 9 am-noon. $10.

Merry Mande Holiday Tea

Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Join the Mande Milkshakers for their 1st Annual Merry Mande Holiday Tea! The three course tea will feature pictures with Santa, performances by the Mande Milkshakers, a Holiday Market featuring handmade gifts by local artists, and yummy treats for the the whole family to enjoy. December 12, 2-5 pm.

Build Your Own Gingerbread House 

The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St., New Orleans. Children of all ages are invited to build a festive gingerbread house. Price includes one gingerbread house with all the decorating essentials and holiday refreshments. $165/table. Every Saturday & Sunday through December 12. Daily, from December 18-23, noon & 3 pm. (504) 262-5048  

Papa Noel Tea

The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St., New Orleans. A special holiday celebration with an appearance by Papa Noel. Children will enjoy cookie decorating, viewing The Ritz-Carlton’s one-of-a-kind gingerbread display, and other holiday surprises. $55-75. Every Saturday & Sunday through December 12. Daily, from December 18-23, 11 am and 2:30 pm. (504) 262-5048

Jazz Brunch with Santa

The Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St., New Orleans. Enjoy live jazz entertainment and a festive brunch (buffet, if restrictions lift), visit with Santa, and a gift for every child. $15-50. Reservations required. (504) 522-7261 ext. 24. December 20-23, 10 am-noon and 1-3 pm.

Santa’s Pajama Party

Restaurant R’evolution within Royal Snownesta, 777 Bienville St., New Orleans. Children can wear their favorite pajamas, give their wish lists to Santa Claus, visit the Sugarplum Fairy Princess, drink hot chocolate, and decorate cookies. $55-85. December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19, 9:30 am and 12:30 pm, and December 20-23, 12:30 pm. (504) 586-0300

Holiday Tea at Windsor Court Hotel 

The Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans. Holiday Tea in Le Salon is an elegant holiday tradition complete with delicate tea sandwiches, and holiday-themed scones and desserts. $45-69. Through December 31.

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