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Tea & Trains 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

a special holiday tradition, benefiting Madison Children’s Museum

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at The Madison Club, 5 East Wilson St. 

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

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Individual tickets are available for adults and children over one. This year we do not plan to have at-door admission this year.

Ticket holders should check in at our registration desk when you arrive at Tea & Trains.

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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 Steph Peters from Today’s Q106 reading our featured storybook: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  • Winter arts and crafts with artists and educators from Madison Children’s Museum
  • Entertainment for all ages with ballet dancers, close-up magic, costumed characters, and balloon artistry, and more!

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
  • Family Holiday Photos by Beth Breidel Photography
  • Toy basket raffles featuring three bountiful baskets of toys, perfect for gifting

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Toy Basket Raffles

Buy tickets at Tea & Trains to enter to win any of three bountiful, overflowing baskets of toys, guaranteed to delight the special child in your life.

This year’s baskets are:

Buy your tickets at Tea & Trains. Winning numbers will be announced at 1:15 p.m. and posted at the checkout table.
Need not be present to win. Raffle license #R0016987-A-3498

About Tea & Trains

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.  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. As Tea & Trains is a fundraiser for the museum we do not offer discounted tickets to museum members.

See photos from Tea & Trains 2017 on our Facebook page!

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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)

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December 7, 2019
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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