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Dallas Arboretum Holiday Tea Service

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Holiday Tea Service at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum, the nationally acclaimed display garden on the shores of White Rock Lake in East Dallas, announces its Holiday Tea menu. The popular Holiday Tea takes place seven days a week from November 26th-December 31st, excluding December 25, with two seating’s at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Seatings available at 10am only on December 24 and December 31.

‘The Arboretum’s seated teas over the last eleven years have been one of the most beautiful entertainment experiences in our part of the country’, stated Mary Brinegar, President of the Dallas Arboretum. The teas take place in the Restaurant DeGolyer, formerly the DeGolyer Garden Café and Tea Room, which is beautifully decorated for each season. Tea service begins with a demitasse of seasonal soup. This is followed by an assortment of delicious tea sandwiches and then a finale of scrumptious petit deserts. Scones with clotted cream and jam accompany the meal and each guest has a choice of tea selections.

The cost of seated tea is $42 per person and $52 for Champagne Tea for adults and children ages thirteen and older. Private teas can be arranged in another facility in the garden if a larger group would like to share this experience together. Pricing includes admission to the garden, parking and gratuity. Advance reservations are required. A 72 hour cancellation policy for payment refund applies. Call 214-766-5433 for reservations or to order gift certificates.

After tea, be sure to enjoy a variety of festivities during Holiday at the Arboretum. This year’s festival display, ‘It’s a Fairy Tale World’, showcases many unique and extraordinary interpretations of various Fairy Tales from the private collection of John and Kim Semyan. The decor inside the newly renovated DeGolyer Estate is coordinated by the renowned holiday decorator, Michael Hamilton and includes elaborate displays with themes such as The Old Woman in the Shoe, Three Blind Mice and of course those holiday themed such as Santa Claus and the North Pole, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Night Before Christmas. The vibrant decorations will captivate the imagination of all ages. This enchanting Fairy Tale collection is one of the holiday’s must-sees.

The menu for Holiday Tea is:

First Course
Tomato Basil Broth
with Cheese Wafer

Second Course
Tea Sandwiches:
Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese
Turkey with Orange Butter on Cranberry Bread
Tarragon Cream Cheese on Savory Bread
Artichoke Parmesan Spread on White Bread
Chicken Salad on Croissant

Third Course
Christmas Cookies
Raspberry Truffle
Pecan Diamonds
Apple Spice Tartlette
Sweet Potato-Ginger Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream

Tea Selections
Oolong (Pumpkin Spice)
Rooibos Herbal Chai (Decaf)
Pomegranate Sencha (Green)
Darjeeling (Home for the Holidays)

The Dallas Arboretum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information on upcoming events and activities during Holiday at the Arboretum, call 214-515-6500 or visit

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