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Tea & Trains 2019

Saturday, December 7 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Bring your family to celebrate the holidays and support Madison Children’s Museum

Tea & Trains
Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Madison Club

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Tea & Trains is a holiday tradition for Madison area families, enjoying time together while raising money to support Madison Children’s Museum. This special event features signature train collections by guest conductors, activities for children and families and, of course, our annual holiday high tea, with hot chocolate, too.  Find gifts, take family photos, craft keepsakes, and make memories to last a lifetime. Tea & Trains is a treat for the young and young at heart.

All proceeds from Tea & Trains support the museum’s Access for Everyone programs, helping all families play, create, imagine, and learn together.

Individual tickets ($35 each) for adults and children over one. Children under one-year-old are free. Please buy your tickets in advance to attend. Quantities are limited and tickets usually sell out. This year we do not plan to offer at-door admission. Ticket holders should check in at our registration desk upon arriving at Tea & Trains.


Activities at Tea & Trains

  • Holiday high tea featuring gourmet food and treats to delight all ages
  • Conductor Joe Schappel’s private American Flyer electric Model Railway Display, plus interactive train toys
  • Find gifts for every member of the family in our Tea & Trains Silent Auction 
  • Storytime with special guest, to be announced, reading our featured storybook: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  • Winter arts & crafts with members of the Madison Children’s Museum staff

Special add-on experiences:

  • Doll Hairstyling Salon staffed by American Girl Benefit Sale volunteers—bring your own American Girl doll to giver her hair a festive new style
  • Toy basket raffles featuring three bountiful baskets of toys, perfect for gifting

Ticket Packages

All packages include Tea Room recognition and Tea & Trains email recognition, in addition to the benefits listed below:

Jingle Bells Package: $125

  • 2 Tea & Trains tickets
  • 1 museum admission pass (admits up to 4 guests)

Elves Package: $250

  • 4 Tea & Trains tickets
  • 2 museum admission passes (admit up to 4 guests each)

Conductor Package: $500

  • 8 Tea & Trains tickets
  • 4 museum admission passes (admit up to 4 guests each)

Become a sponsor of Tea & Trains!

Please see the Tea & Trains event page for all details, updates and ticket information. 


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