We've got your complete, updated guide to holiday afternoon teas and dining with Santa in New Orleans!

Teddy Bear Tea
Nov. 25, Dec. 1-9, Dec. 15-24
The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St. Delicious food, specialty teas, and tasty pastries, as well as sparkling wine and mimosas for the grown-ups. Children receive a Roosevelt Teddy Bear after their visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more information, call 504.335.3129 or visit therooseveltneworleans.com. Times and ticket prices vary by day. 

 

Papa Noel Tea
Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-24; 11 am or 2:30 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St. A special holiday celebration featuring 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. $65/person. For more information, call 504.262.5048.

 

Build your own Gingerbread House     
Dec. 2, 8-9, 15-23; Noon or 3 pm                                                                                                                                       
The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St. 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. Each house can accommodate up to four guests. Adult supervision and reservations required. $155/table for up to 4 guests. For more information, call 504.262.5048

 

Tea with Santa        
Dec. 2; 2-4 pm                                                                                                                                                                     
Southern Hotel, 428 E. Boston St. #200, Covington. The 3rd Annual Tea with Santa will include one Heidi Bowers photo with Santa (download), champagne (adults), tea service, a gift from Santa, a visit and story from Mrs. Claus with live harp music. $80/adults, $60/child ages 2-9. For more information, call Danielle at 844.866.1907 (ext 418). 

 

Teddy Bear Tea 
Dec. 8, 15, 20-22; 10 am-noon                                                                                                                                                            
BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St. The 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Tea will feature delicious food, lively music from the Victory Belles, a visit from Santa Claus and a special teddy bear gift for all children in attendance. $59/person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 504.528.1943 or visit stagedoorcanteen.org

 

Tea Party for the Dolls 
Dec. 8; 1-4 pm
Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St. Kids can bring their favorite dolls to enjoy a Victorian Christmas. Activities include a sing-along, story-time, displays of the house’s antique doll collection and a visit from Santa. $10/person. For more information, call 504.523.7257 or visit bkhouse.org

 

The Studio School of Dance Nutcracker Tea Party     
Dec. 8; Noon-3 pm and Dec. 15; 12:30-3:30 pm

Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Enjoy an enchanting afternoon that includes an elegant tea and buffet luncheon, hands-on activities for kids, a mini-performance of The Nutcracker Suite and the rare opportunity to pose for photographs with members of The Nutcracker cast. $45 + fee/children ages 2-adult. Children under 1 are free. Reservations are required. For more information, email [email protected]

 

Pictures with Santa   
Dec. 8; 11:30 am and Dec. 9; 3 pm     
Baby’s Corner, 70448 Highway 21, Covington. Santa will be visiting and photographer Alli Cheatwood will be taking pictures of your little one(s) with Santa. Christmas cookies for all boys and girls. No age limit or appointments necessary. There will be a special time frame for preemies and newborns/infants. $12 for emailed photos. For more information, call 985.892.5300. 

 

Deanie’s Candyland Christmas Show
Dec. 8-9 and 15-16; 9 am

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant, 841 Iberville St. Rockin’ holiday fun for the kids with Vince Vance and the Valianettes! Enjoy a full buffet breakfast, complimentary photos with Santa, face painting and arts & crafts. $45/person. Children 3 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call Emily MacLean Riemer at 504.421.2252

 

Brunch with Santa 
Dec. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23; 10 am and 1:30 pm 
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St. Enjoy brunch with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and other holiday characters. Musical entertainment, singing, dancing, and arts and crafts will be available, plus free-flowing mimosas, champagne and poinsettia cocktails for the adults. $65/ages 13 and older, $30/ages 4-12, free for children 3 and younger. For more information, call 504.571.4672. 

 

Breakfast with Santa 
Dec. 9; 10 am-1 pm
       
                                                                                                                                                       
Benedict’s Plantation, 1144 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast buffet, holiday dessert bar, and a petting zoo with a special guest straight from the North Pole, Cupid the Reindeer. Santa will be available for photos and Christmas wishes. Mrs. Claus will be greeting guests and bringing her homemade cookies to decorate. The elves will be on hand for some holiday face painting and crafts. $40/person. For more information, call 985.626.4557.

 

Pancakes and Pjs with Santa
Dec. 9 and Dec. 16; 9-11 am   
The Berry Barn, 56188 Holden Circle, Amite. Santa and his friends will be coming to The Berry Barn to have breakfast.  Jump out of bed, leave your pjs on, and come have some fun! Parents, grandparents, and friends are all welcome...the entertainment is for all ages. The menu will consist of breakfast items: pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, grits, and more.  Orange juice, milk, water, and don't worry, some mimosas for the adults will be available as well! $30/person. Children under 2 are free. For more information, call 985-981-5788.

 

Breakfast with Santa 
Dec. 15; 9 am-noon 
Dave & Buster’s, 1200 Poydras St. Join for the annual Breakfast with Santa. Includes breakfast buffet, $10 or $20 Power Card with Unlimited video game play, holiday themed arts and crafts, and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa. For more information, call 504.226.3300. Click here to purchase tickets. 

 

Winter Wonderland Teddy Bear Workshop   
Dec. 15; 10-11:30 am 
La Petite Tea Room, 5928 W. Metairie Ave. Suite 3, Metairie. Each child will stuff a Christmas friend of their choosing, play dress-up, have a chance to visit our nail polish station and our tattoo station all before sitting down for a magical tea party with their new furry friend! $40/child. Reservations are required. Visit lapetitetearoom.com to purchase your tickets. 

 

Royal Teddy Bear Tea
Dec. 15-16, 20-23, 11 am and 2 pm 

The Royal Sonesta’s Grand Ballroom, 300 Bourbon St. It’s a magical Royal kingdom featuring a visit from Santa, story-time with Mrs. Claus, a sing-a-long with Rudolph, the Sugarplum Fairy and Marching Toy Soldiers. VIP Admission: $75/adults, $49/children ages 2-11; General Admission: $59/adults, $34/children ages 2-11. Click here to purchase tickets. 

 

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party 
Dec. 16; 11 am-1 pm

Benedict’s Plantation, 1144 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Boys and girls of all ages are invited to join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Kingdom of Sweets for a morning tea featuring a selection of sandwiches, sweet treats, delicious pastries and a refreshing pot of hot tea or cocoa! Brief performances by members of The Conservatory of Ballet Aviv, a photo opportunity with Santa and the Sugar Plum Fairy will make this a fabulous event! Nutcracker characters will be on hand performing excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet. Ticket prices start at $30/person. Click here to purchase tickets. 

 

Family Holiday Tea
Dec. 18; 1-3 pm 

Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Join Santa in celebrating the holidays with an afternoon tea, a festive holiday craft, and good cheer. Loupe Photography will be available to capture the joyful spirit of the season for an additional fee. $50/adults and children (member price), $60/adults and children (non-member price).  Reservations are required. For more information, call 504.293.4722 or visit longuevue.com

 

Jazz Brunch with Santa 
Dec. 20-21; 10am and 12:30 pm                                                                                                                                                              
The Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St. A jazz brunch buffet, visit with Santa and a gift for each child.. $45/adults, $30/children ages 5-12, $12.50/children ages 4 and younger. For more information, call 504.522-7261 or email [email protected]

 

Breakfast with Papa Noel 
Dec. 21; 9 am 

The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St. Continue the holiday tradition with family, friends and Papa Noel. Enjoy a breakfast jubilee, while children will enjoy cookie decorating, festive crafts and plenty of holiday cheer. Bring the entire family because Papa Noel will be visiting each guest. $60/person. For more information, call 504.262.5048

 

Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noel
Dec. 22-23; 10 am-noon and 1:30-3:30 pm  
 
                                                                                                                                     
Creole Queen, Riverwalk/Canal Street dock. Join Papa Noel, Mrs. Noel, Gaston the Gator and other jolly Cajun characters during this enchanting family festivity. Classic holiday tea with tempting treats, storytelling, face painting, magic tricks, children’s activities, and merriment while cruising the mighty Mississippi. $59/adults, $39/children, $10/ages 2 and younger. Click here to purchase tickets. 


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