We’ve got your complete guide to Holiday Teas and Dining with Santa in New Orleans!
Teddy Bear Tea
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. Nov. 26, weekends Dec. 2-17, daily Dec. 18-24. Times and ticket prices vary by day.
Papa Noel Tea
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. $55/person. For more information, call 504.262.5048. Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16-24, 11 am-2:30 pm.
Family Holiday Tea
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-$55/adults, $35-$40/children, Reservations are required. For more information, call 504.293.4722 or visit longuevue.com. Dec. 2, 16 and 19, 1-3 pm.
Holiday Tea Party
La Petite Tea Room, 5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. Ornament craft, themed tattoos, a tea party and more. $25/child. Reservations are required. For more information, call 504.733.1001. Dec. 3, 10 am.
Brunch with Santa
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. Dec. 3, 10, 16-17, 22-23; 10 am and 1:30 pm.
Breakfast with Santa
Kenner Pavilion, 3800 Loyola Drive, Kenner. Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast that includes face painting, arts and crafts, Santa pictures, games, and more. $8/adults, $5/children, free for children younger than 2. For more information, contact Leisure Services at 504.468.7268. Dec. 9, 9-11:30 am.
Breakfast with Santa
Zea Rotisserie & Bar, 5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans; 4450 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. A two-course meal for kids (including pancakes to decorate with candy and sprinkles, or eggs, bacon and grits), a three-course menu for adults, with mimosas and Bloody Marys available for purchase. Papa Noel will be available to take photos. $30/adults, $15/children. For more information, call Zea in New Orleans at 504.885.5555 or in Metairie at 504.780.9090. Dec. 9, 9:30-11:30 am.
Breakfast with Santa
Semolina, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Kids can write letters to Santa while waiting to visit with him. Kids’ menu includes pancakes to decorate, as well as eggs, bacon and grits; a three-course menu is offered for adults, with mimosas and Bloody Marys available for purchase. $30/adults, $15/children. For more information, call 504.454.7930. Dec. 9, 9:30-11:30 am.
Teddy Bear Tea
BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St. The 2nd 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. Dec. 9, 10 am-noon.
Tea Party for the Dolls
Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St. Kids can bring their favorite dolls to enjoy a Victorian Christmas. Activities include a sing-along, storytime, 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. Dec. 9, 1-5 pm.
Christmas Tea Party
La Petite Tea Room, 5928 W. Metairie. Each child will get to make their own Christmas necklace and bracelet, attend a special Christmas Tea Party and much more. $26/child. Reservations are required. For more information, call 504.733.1001. Dec. 9, 3 pm.
The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans; 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. $40/person (general admission), $55/person (general admission with adult beverage), free for children ages 1 and younger. Reservations are required. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cannery, Dec. 10, noon-3 pm; Chateau Golf and Country Club, Dec. 16, noon-3 pm.
Royal Teddy Bear Tea
The Royal Sonesta’s Grand Ballroom, 300 Bourbon St. It’s a magical Royal kingdom featuring a visit from Santa, storytime 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. Dec. 10, 21, 22 and 23, 11 am and 2 pm; Dec. 17, 10 am and 1 pm.
Kenner Parks and Recreation Department Jammin’ with Santa
Kenner Pavilion, 3800 Loyola Drive, Kenner. Dress in your favorite pajamas and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorate cookies, and enjoy pizza, a hot chocolate bar, arts and crafts, and storytime with Mrs. Claus. For more information, contact Leisure Services at 504.468.7268. $8/adults, $5/kids. Dec.15, 6:30-8 pm.
Le Méridien New Orleans, 333 Poydras St. Papa Noel is hosting a pajama pancake breakfast for the whole family. The event includes a children’s buffet with pancakes and assorted toppings, a brunch buffet with a mimosa for each adult, coffee, hot chocolate, pictures with Papa Noel and Christmas cookie decorating. Papa Noel also will host story time as he reads the “Cajun Night Before Christmas” and leads the children through Christmas carols, including the “Cajun 12 Days of Christmas.” $48.45/children ages 2 and older, $67.83/adults, including tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, visit pancakeswithpapanoel.eventbrite.com. Dec. 16, 10:30 am.
Teddy & Me Christmas Tea
La Petite Tea Room, 5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. Each child will get to make a special Christmas tutu for his or her Teddy, as well sit down for a special Christmas-themed tea party. Don’t forget to bring your Teddy bears. $27/child. Reservations are required. For more information, call 504.733.1001. Dec. 16, 12:30 pm.
Jazz Brunch with Santa
The Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St. A 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 visit courtoftwosisters.com. Dec. 21 and 22, 10am and 12:30 pm.
Breakfast with Papa Noel
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. $52/person. For more information, call 504.262.5048. Dec. 22, 9 am.
Santa Cookie Decorating and Hot Cocoa Tasting
La Petite Tea Room, 5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. Each child will get to decorate cookies to take home for Santa, as well as enjoy hot chocolate and sit down for a Christmas Tea Party. $30/child. Reservations are required. For more information, call 504.733.1001. Dec. 23, 10 am.
Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noel
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. Dec. 23, 10 am-noon and 1:30-3:30 pm.
The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St. A special holiday tea before the Moscow Ballet’s matinee performance of The Great Russian Nutcracker at the Saenger Theatre. $115/person. For more information, call 504.262.5048. Dec. 26, 11 am