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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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Tickets coming in Fall 2019

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 train collection, 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
  • Winter arts and crafts with members of the Madison Children’s Museum staff
  • More features to be added Fall 2019

Special add-on experiences:

  • Doll hair styling salon staffed by American Girl Benefit Sale volunteers
  • Toy basket raffles featuring three bountiful baskets of toys, perfect for gifting

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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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