The Bears are dressed and it is time for tea!

The tea will be held on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th, 2021 with two seatings each day at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Thank you so much for the astounding interest in our Teddy Bear Tea event. At this time, all available tickets have sold out. We are looking forward to hosting you all at this festive event! Thank you for supporting the Gardens at Heather Farm!

Tickets for adults – $50 Tickets for children – $45

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Saturday, December 4th: 11am SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 4th: 3pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 5th: 11am SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 5th: 3pm SOLD OUT

We are reducing the number of tickets available for each seating to provide more space for our guests. We will be enforcing current Covid mandates (which may change before the event, so please watch this space for Covid mandate updates). Currently, all guests over the age of 12 must show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test result within 72 hours of the event, and masks must be worn indoors (when not eating or drinking) for those over the age of 2.

New this year – buy a dressed bear which will be placed at your table to greet your child on the day of the tea! Make the day even more special for your little one by giving them a sweet bear friend to take home with them. Photos of the bears available for purchase are posted on our website HERE! Hurry, bear availability is limited!

A dedicated group of volunteers worked for months preparing the teddy bears for sale. Our bears featured custom, handmade outfits and accessories assembled “with love” by these supporters, and they did an outstanding job. This group also prepared the halos, raffle baskets, and goodie bags. Thanks to: Kay Ellis, Elizabeth Soares, Frances Sturgess, Linda Buckman, Donna Krueger, Anne Morton, Kathie Kelley, Chris Anderson, Kathleen McAdam, Maureen Horton, Mary Waddington, and Marvis Brodke.

Questions about Teddy Bear Tea? Send us an email.


Read about past years’ TBT events…

In December 2019, don’t miss a unique and festive holiday experience!

It’s a colorful, magical, wonderland tea party at the 24th Annual Teddy Bear Tea, where snowflakes and twinkle lights hover overhead, sugar plum fairies sparkle nearby, and bears of all shapes and sizes share in the joys of the season with you and your family. Hundreds of families flock to our door for this amazing event, and tickets sell out every year — often in less than a day!

Enjoyed by everyone from tiniest tot to the tallest and wisest of grown-ups, Teddy Bear Tea, held annually the first weekend in December, has been a tradition for over 20 years, gathering the community together during the holidays and raising much-needed funds for our nonprofit organization.

Jodi Foucher Photography

Guests share in a scrumptious tea-time buffet with variety of savories, sandwiches and sweet treats (courtesy of Pinx Catering, Sunrise Bistro & Catering, and Absolute Celebrations Catering). You’ll also enjoy a visit to “Bearland” for a festive photo opportunity (courtesy of Milk + Lily Portrait Co.), plus fun with the sugar plum fairy (courtesy of the team at Happily Ever Laughter)! Kids can wear their “fancy dress,” practice party etiquette and drink real (decaffeinated) tea or juice in china cups. Enter our raffle for a chance to win fun prizes, and purchase items from the Holiday Boutique. And all kids take home party favors.

Have a fancy tea experience your kids can enjoy at the annual Teddy Bear Tea fundraiser.
Photo: Jenn Mormon

While all ages are welcome, this event is recommended for children ages three to nine. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Tables seat 10 guests, and table assignments are made in advance by The Gardens staff. When ordering tickets, attendees may request to sit at specific tables with friends and accommodations will be made if possible.

The annual Teddy Bear Tea event is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and many volunteers. Proceeds support the education and garden programs at The Gardens at Heather Farm.

FOOD ALLERGY NOTICE: Food items served at Teddy Bear Tea may contain one or more of the following ingredients: Wheat/gluten, dairy, egg, meat, soy and tree nuts. Since menu items are prepared in advance and served buffet-style, we cannot accommodate specific requests or food modifications.