Nutcracker Holiday Tea
St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. Join the Art Association for Nutcracker Tea, complete with ballet dancers and a special visit from Santa Claus. Admission includes The English Tea Room’s High Tea service with finger sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. All proceeds from this event benefit STAA. $50/person. Dec. 7. 2–4 pm; sttammany.art/nutcracker-tea.
Santa’s Breakfast Tea
The English Tea Room, 734 E. Rutland St., Covington. Bring the kids for a Christmas Eve treat! The family will all enjoy the breakfast and tea set menu. Plus, kids can talk to Santa Claus in a special meet and greet. Call 985.898.3988 to make reservations. $30/adult and $15/child. Dec. 24. 9–11 am.
Teddy Bear Tea
The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St. Delicious food, specialty teas, and tasty pastries, as well as sparkling wine and mimosas available for purchase for the grown-ups. Children receive a Roosevelt Teddy Bear after a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Dec. 1, 7–8, 14–15, and 19–24. Times and ticket prices vary by day; therooseveltneworleans.com.
Teddy Bear Tea
BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St. The 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. $65.99/person nonmembers or $60.99/person for members. Children under 2 are free. Dec. 7, 14, and 21. 9:30–11:30 am and 2–4 pm; stagedoorcanteen.org.
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. Dec. 14, 1–4 pm; bkhouse.org.
Pictures with Santa
Baby’s Corner, 70448 Highway 21, Covington. Photographer Alli Cheatwood will be taking pictures of your little ones with Santa. No age limit or appointments necessary. $15 for emailed photos. Dec. 7, 11 am–3 pm and Dec. 8, 12–3 pm; 985.892.5300.
Pancakes and Pjs with Santa
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. The menu will consist of breakfast items, but don’t worry, mimosas will be available for adults $30/person. Children under 2 are free. Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, 9–11 am; theberrybarn.com.
Breakfast with Santa
Dave & Buster’s, 1200 Poydras St. Join for the annual Breakfast with Santa. Includes breakfast buffet, $10 Power Card with unlimited video game play, holiday themed arts and crafts, and photos with Santa. $24/person. $15/person without game card. Dec. 14, 9 am–noon; 504.226.3206.
Kingdom of Sweets Nutcracker Tea
La Petite Palace, 5928 W. Metairie Ave. Suite 3, Metairie. Enter the Kingdom of Sweets filled with treats and traditional Nutcracker dance lessons. Activities include storytime and ballet lesson with a Nutcracker ballerina, coloring, photos, creating your own Nutcracker ornament, and personalizing a tea cup and saucer. $28/child with accompanying adult. Open to children 2 and up. Dec. 22, 3–4 pm; lapetitepalacenola.com.
Royal Teddy Bear Tea
Royal Sonesta Grand Ballroom, 300 Bourbon St. It’s a magical Royal kingdom featuring a visit from Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus, a sing-along 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. 15, 19–23, times vary by day, sonesta.com.
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/adults and children (members), $60/adults and children (nonmembers). Children under 2 are free. Dec.14, 1–3 pm; longuevue.com.
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. $62/adults, $42/children, $10/ages 2 and younger. Dec. 14–15, 10 am–noon and 1:30–3:30 pm; creolequeen.com/tours/papa-noel.
Papa Noel Tea
The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St. 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. $70/person. Dec. 7–8, 14–24, 11 am and 2:30 pm; 504.262.5048
Build Your Own Gingerbread House
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. $160/table. Dec. 7–8, 14–23, Noon and 3 pm; 504.262.5048.
Deanie’s Candyland Christmas Show
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 and crafts. $50/person. Children 3 and under are free. Dec. 7–8 and 14–15, 9 am; 504.421.2252, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Schedule subject to change.