One way to celebrate the holidays? A tea filled afternoon replete with festive holiday treats.
The Waldorf Astoria offers its annual holiday at the Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor with its views of the city through December 28 for $61 for adults and $35 for children. The menu features a Maple Leaf filled with coffee vanilla butternut squash, creamy brie, and kale and the Red Ornament with smoked salmon and lemon ricotta. Desserts include the Mont Blanc with chestnut spread, vanilla cremeux, light chestnut muse, and a chocolate tarte shell and the Christmas Tree Tart with 70 percent chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse, and mint meringue.
Seasonal teas by TeaLeaves include organic apple pie, nutcracker, sugar plum fairy, and winter escape. The Royal Tea includes a glass of champagne and caviar for $160 per person. Reservations are recommended at 702-590-8888.
Aria’s Lobby Bar holds an afternoon tea with a holiday twist every Friday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. with specialty teas, Champagne, and sandwiches such as a ham and horseradish with brie, salmon with herbed goat cheese, egg mimosa with jamón Iberico, and rosemary Viennois “pompadour.” Scones with Devonshire clotted cream, hazelnut financier, Brittany shortbread, and green tea opera cakes come with the $45 per person tea, A royal tea for $140 adds an ounce of osetra caviar served as canapés and one glass of Schramsberg, Blanc de Blanc, Brut. For reservations, call 702-590-8593.
The Four Seasons offers its holiday sweater tea at Veranda with a glass of sparkling wine, warm gingerbread and cranberry scones, white chocolate and glazed chestnut tartes, eggnog crème brûlée, and candied orange and milk chocolate yule logs. Those wearing their favorite seasonal sweater will receive a special gift. The $42 tea runs through December 22 at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 702-632-5121.
Both locations of Cafe Lola in Henderson and on the west side host a holiday tea with Santa on Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15, with seatings at 3 and 5 p.m. for $49.50. Tickets include seasonal pastries, desserts, toasts, and choice of tea. Children can write a letter to Santa Claus that will be sent to the North Pole while attendees receive a digital photo with Santa.