A unique and festive holiday experience!

It’s a colorful, winter wonderland at the 23rd Annual Teddy Bear Tea, where snowflakes hover overhead, evergreen trees twinkle with lights, and bears and other woodland animals share in the joys of the season with you and your family.

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.

Guests share in a variety of savories, sandwiches and sweet treats, as well as a visit to “Bearland” for story time, crafts holiday-themed photo opportunities, and fun times with our festive holiday elf (courtesy of the faerie team at Happily Ever Laughter)! Kids can wear their “fancy dress,” practice party etiquette and drink real (decaffinated) 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.

Three fabulous professional caterers will be providing the tea-time buffet, with Oakland’s Pinx Catering serving guests on Friday afternoon, Walnut Creek’s very own Sunrise Bistro & Catering serving guests on Saturday and Oakland-based Carrie Dove Catering & Events serving guests on Sunday.


Bears in the boutique await their new owners at the annual Teddy Bear Tea event.

Kept in Time Photography

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

23rd Annual Teddy Bear Tea
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. *JUST ADDED
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $40 adults | $30 children

Join us for Teddy Bear Tea 2018
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Thank you to our event sponsors: