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Holiday Teas on the Main Line

Get festive and fancy at these holiday events!

The holidays are a great time to get fancy and enjoy a special treat. What better way to do that than a festive holiday tea? Here are some great options around the Main Line, plus a couple after the holidays to keep the magic going. And read on to see more options in Philly (including tea with the Sugarplum Fairy, herself).

Children’s Holiday Tea and Gingerbread House Event at Painted Tea Cup

December 2, noon

220 S. State Rd., Upper Darby


Kids will decorate gingerbread houses and enjoy a cup of tea at this festive event. Call 610-352-2334 to reserve your spot, and be sure to bring a letter for Santa! If you can’t make the holiday tea, this is also a great spot for a special afternoon tea anytime.

Children’s Saturday Afternoon Tea at the Radnor Hotel

The Radnor Hotel, 591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids
December 15, 1–3 pm
$59.95 for one adult and one child


If you’re worried about your little ones sitting still for a proper tea, The Radnor Hotel’s holiday tea has all kinds of entertainment and activities to keep them engaged. The tea features kid-friendly food, a character appearance, sing-a-long entertainment, an interactive storytime, and a special craft station. Each child also gets to take home a holiday-themed storybook gift to make the magic last a little longer. This sells out fast so call 610-341-3145 to reserve your spot.

Winter Wonderland Tea at A Taste of Britain

A Taste of Britain, 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
December 2, 9, 16, and 23 (timed reservations required)

$36 per adult, $20 per child


A Taste of Britain’s festive menu includes holiday-themed treats like gingerbread petit fours, peppermint macarons, and a limited edition seasonal scone. Adults get a mimosa alongside their tea, and there is a special kids’ menu in case your frittata isn’t in line with your toddler’s palate. Kids will enjoy the whimsical decor and mismatched place settings, as well as little surprises like Christmas crackers (containing paper crowns, naturally). On your way out, grab some unusual British candy from the shop!

Children’s Tea in Paris at The Bercy

December 22, noon

7 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore


Formal tea, finger sandwiches, pastries, and a ballet performance of scenes from The Nutcracker! Contact The Bercy for reservations and more information: 610-589-0500.

Winter Ball and Tea with the “Snow Sisters”

January 5, 1—3 pm

Carousel Ballroom, 319 Westtown Rd., West Chester


Tiaras and Tea hosts an enchanted tea with crafts, makeup station, and two costumed characters who look a lot like Anna and Elsa. Tickets available online.

Practically Perfect Tea Party with Mary Poppins

January 26, 1—3 pm

Carousel Ballroom, 319 Westtown Rd., West Chester


Tiaras and Tea hosts a Mary Poppins-themed tea, followed by a tea etiquette lesson, songs, storytime, and crafts. Tickets available online.

Photographs by Laura Swartz.

Contributing Writer