TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 15
Seating is limited. Please call (941) 749-7165 to reserve. If mailing payment, download the ticket order form here: Victorian Christmas Tea Ticket Order Form.pdf
You are cordially invited to a Victorian Christmas Tea at Manatee Village Historical Park…
Bonnie Calliotte, of De’Tours Traveling Tea Room, will serve Afternoon Tea in the outdoor picnic pavilion of Manatee Village from 1:00-3:00pm on Friday, December 15 and Monday, December 18.
Dress-up is encouraged. There will be a best hat contest with prizes.
A Manatee Village staff member will give a brief talk on Victorian Christmas traditions. Manatee Village will be decorated for the winter holidays and the 1912 Settlers House will display an exhibit on Christmas traditions in pioneer Florida.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, November 15. Tickets are $20.00 and tentatively will include the following menu*:
Savory finger sandwiches: Chicken Salad, Rita Carlton Egg Salad, and Southern Pimento Cheese
Desserts: Mini Cherry Tarts, Mint Chocolate Brownies, Mixed Berry Scones with Devonshire Cream, and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Teas: Ginger Peach (a fine black tea), Hibiscus (a heart healthy, super flower tea), and Spiced Apple Cider (a caffeine free herbal tea)
*Please note that De’Tours may not be able to accommodate food allergies or guarantee that there has been no cross-contamination with allergens. If you have a food allergy, please let Manatee Village staff know when you purchase your ticket.
Tickets are on sale from November 15 - December 8, and must be purchased in advance by cash or check. Tickets may be bought in person at Manatee Village, or by mail to Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Please make checks payable to the Manatee County Historical Commission. Space is limited. If mailing a check, call in advance to make your reservation and download the ticket order form: Victorian Christmas Tea Ticket Order Form.pdf
This public program is offered by producers: Manatee County Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Historical Resources and the Manatee County Historical Commission.