Holiday Tea Experiences in Chicagoland

Pinkies up and enjoy some festive treats at these afternoon teas.

If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday event that’s all about savoring the sensory delights of the festive season with your children, a holiday tea may be just the answer.

Care for a spot of tea? There’s nothing quite like having holiday tea to enjoy the magic of the season and it’s extra special when you get to spend it with family.

Many places even cater to the youngest crowds with their own special kids menu. Here are a few holiday tea experiences perfect for Chicago families.

Holiday Afternoon Tea at the Drake Hotel Chicago

Nov. 2, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024

Enjoy a holiday afternoon tea with a harpist and holiday carolers on select dates through Christmas. Carolers will be performing on Nov. 18-19, 24-26; Dec. 1-2, 8-10 and on the 12 Days of Christmas from Dec. 13-25.

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party at Chicago Children’s Theatre

Nov. 4-Dec. 24, 2023 (Saturdays-Sundays)

Enjoy an interactive trunk and puppet show, which includes original music. A communal tea party to follow the show. Recommended for ages 8 and under.

Fall Leaves & Cozy Teas at Alma at Hotel Zachary

Nov. 19, 2023

Tickets include a selection of luxury teas from Rare Tea Cellar, one glass of Prosecco (for ages 21-plus), dill cucumber sandwiches, truffle popcorn, assorted pastries and macaroons and access to the custom dried floral bouquet station. Advanced registration required.

Christmas Tea at Suzette’s Crêperie

Nov. 24-Dec. 31, 2023 (except Dec. 24-25)

Start a new holiday tradition and take your family to this Christmas Tea with three courses. The menu features pumpkin cider bisque, chicken salad, lemon curd, assorted desserts and more. Reservation required. Must call to make a reservation.

Holiday Afternoon Tea at The Langham

Nov. 24, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024

Enjoy the timeless tradition of afternoon tea with loved ones to celebrate the season at The Langham. This culinary experience is inspired by childhood memories of all things Santa. Advanced reservations required.

Holiday Afternoon Tea at Lucille Restaurant at Drury Lane

Dec. 2-30, 2023 (Saturdays)

On Saturdays, enjoy holiday music being played by a harpist while you sip seasonal teas and nosh on amazing desserts. Parents can also treat themselves to unlimited champagne. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance.


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