We don’t know what’s sweeter–all those perfectly smocked, teddy bear-toting tea goers or dessert trays rolling through Atlanta’s favorite holiday tea times. And don’t tell anyone, but many of the following tea times are visited by Santa himself! Keep reading because we’re spilling the best holiday teas in Atlanta, below.

The Ritz-Carlton

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A family-friendly tea service provides a magical landscape for children and their families to create lasting holiday memories. Santa will make his appearance to ensure all in attendance have their Christmas wishes heard. Children enjoy hot chocolate made by the pastry team, a cookie decorating kit, seasonal treats and a keepsake from Mrs. Claus that will be treasured for years to come. Boys and girls of all ages are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the children of Atlanta and support a local charity while Santa and Mrs. Claus prepare for Christmas.

Reservations required. Priced at $55 per adult and children 7 and older; $35 per children ages three through six, children two and under are complimentary, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet included.

Reservations may be made for either event by calling 404-237-2700. Teddy Bear Teas are $59 per adult, $52 per child on Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., while Teas with Santa are $59 per adult, $52 per child on Fridays-Sundays November 27th to December 23rd at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

181 Peachtree Street, N.E.

Online: ritzcarlton.com

The Swan Coach House

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Kick off the holidays by heading to the Restaurant on Thursday, December 2 from 4-6 p.m. for the annual Holiday Tea at the Swan Coach House, but be sure to make reservations in advance. Not sure the littles will be up for putting on their holiday finest and being whisked away to a tea right after nap time? Try the brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Restaurant instead. On Sundays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, & 19 at 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., your littles can enjoy the special holiday menu and excitement of seeing Santa up-close and personal.

Reservations for both the tea and the lunches can be made by online or by calling 470-343-2692, and the tea is $65 for adults or $35 for children, while the lunch with Santa is $68 for adults or $38 for children.

3130 Slaton Drive N.W.
Online: swancoachhouse.com

The St. Regis Atlanta

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Enjoy the St. Regis tradition of Afternoon Tea with Santa, enjoying the impeccable service of St. Regis Butlers in the elegant and festive holiday atmosphere of Astor Court. Afternoon Tea with Santa includes hand-selected TEALEAVES complemented by delectable holiday treats. Tea with Santa gives little ones the opportunity to enjoy a magical tea ritual complete with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. A mischievous hotel elf will also be visiting guests throughout the tea. Live music will set the perfect ambiance.

Prepaid reservation for parties of 2 to 12. $65–$85 per person from Fri.-Sun. starting Nov. 26, then daily Dec. 13-24. 

Make reservations online

88 West Paces Ferry Road
Online: stregisatlanta.com

Featured photo via Pexels.

—Shelley Massey


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