Join us this December for 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.

Bears in the boutique await their new owners at the annual Teddy Bear Tea event.
Photo: Jenn Mormon

24th Annual Teddy Bear Tea
Friday, 12/6 @ 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, 12/7 @ 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12/8 @ 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Sold out.

WAITING LIST: The Waiting List is full and now closed.

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.