Family Travel, Holidays, Stages

Holiday Tea Time & Dining with Santa 2020

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

Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Please contact each location directly for the most up-to-date information.

Enchanted Holiday Tea 

La Petite Palace, 5928 W. Metairie Ave. Suite 3, Metairie. Enchantment awaits! The NOLA Pixie Dust Holiday Beauty & Enchanted Prince will be visiting for story time, crafts, photos, and tea time. $30/person (ages 2+). Nov. 29, 1–2 pm; 

Breakfast with Santa 

Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Breakfast at Copeland Tower includes individual gingerbread house decorating, family pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday music, and more. Please bring an unwrapped gift for Children’s Hospital. $42/person, children 3 and under are free. For more information, please call 504-620-3751 or visit Dec. 5. 10 am–1 pm. 

Brunch with Santa 

The Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St. Enjoy a festive three-course brunch (buffet, if restrictions lift), visit with Santa, and a gift for every child. $50/person (ages 13+), $30/person (ages 5–12), and $15/person (ages 0–4). Reservations required;, 504.522.7261 ext. 24. Dec. 5, 12, 19, and 23. 10 am–noon and 1–3 pm. 

Cookies with Santa & the Belles  

BB’s Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St. Guests young and old will be entertained by the Victory Belles, and enjoy holiday games and a visit from Santa. Special teddy bear gift for all children. $50/person, free for children under 2 years. Dec. 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20. 10-11 am and 3-4 pm;   

Curbside Gingerbread House Building Kit 

Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon St. Bring the joy of the Red Fish Grill’s annual gingerbread house building home. $60+ tax, includes a pre-assembled gingerbread house, royal icing, assorted candy, and more. Santa and his elf will personally bring the kit to your car. Dec. 5, 12–13, and 19. 3–4 pm. 

Frozen Teddy Bear Tea 

Swamplight Theatre, 950 SW Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula. Enjoy story time, songs and games with Santa’s elves, and surprise character appearances. Each Child will receive a teddy bear and a 5×7 holiday picture. $35/seat. Dec. 5, 11 am–1 pm; 3–5 pm. Dec. 6, 3–5 pm. Dec. 12, 11 am–1 pm. Dec. 13, 3–5 pm.  

Holiday 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. 5–6, 12–13, 19-20, noon;  504.262.5048    

Your Santa Breakfast  

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Hosted by the Youth Service Bureau. Dec. 5. 8 am–noon. 

Santa’s Pajama Party 

Royal Sonesta Grand Ballroom, 300 Bourbon St. Children can wear their favorite pajamas, give their wish lists to Santa Claus, and visit the Sugarplum Fairy Princess, and drink hot chocolate with cookies. $65/adults, $45/children under 12. Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20. 9:30-11:30 am or 12:30-2 pm, Restaurant R’evolution. 

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. 5-6, 12–13, 19–20, and 23–24. Times and ticket prices vary by day; 

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 (ages 2–10), parents may purchase additional breakfast for $5. Dec. 12, 9–11 am. 

Brunch with Santa 

Mandeville Social, 800 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Enjoy brunch with Santa and photography. $12/child. Photography paid to photographer. Dec. 12, 10 am–1 pm. 

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. $175/table. Dec. 12–13, 19–20, 1 pm; 504.262.5048.  

Gingerbread House Building Workshop 

Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon St. Decorate pre-assembled gingerbread houses at the restaurant. Order from a shareable seafood menu. $15/person, children 12 months and under free to attend. $45/Gingerbread House kit. For reservations, email or call 504-539-5508. Dec. 12, 12:30-2:30 pm. 

Pirates and Princesses Holiday Tea on the Bayou 

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour, 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway, Marrero. A festive holiday party including lunch, live entertainment, story time, a magic show, face painting, photos with Papa Noel himself, and of course an exciting tour of the surrounding swamplands on a traditional flat-bottom boat. Reservations required. ADULTS: $62/adult, $42/child (ages 6–12), and $19/child (ages–5). Dec. 12–13, 10:30 am–1 pm and Dec. 12, 2–4 pm. 

Santa & Mrs. Claus 

The Book & The Bean, 235 Girod St., Unit A, Mandeville. Drop by, take some photos, and leave Santa a wish list letter. Freddie Blue & The Friendship Circle Band will be playing in the backyard. Grab a table and enjoy your coffee with live music. Visit and shop Girod Street and join in the festivities of The Christmas Past Festival. Dec 12. 10 am–4 pm.  

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. Kids can talk to Santa Claus in a special meet-and-greet. Call 985.898.3988 to make reservations. Pre-pay $30/adult and $15/child. Dec. 24. 10 am–12 pm.  

Tea Party for the Dolls  

Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St. Celebrate the holidays with a sing-along and storytime, create Christmas crafts, and meet Santa. As always, children are encouraged to bring their favorite dolls. $10/person. December 12, 11 am or 1:30 pm. 

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