In December, Royal Sonesta New Orleans will continue a beloved holiday tradition as our elves transform the Grand Ballroom of our renowned French Quarter hotel into a winter wonderland for the Royal Teddy Bear Tea. Now in its 12th year, this favorite event among kids of all ages supports children and their families undergoing care at the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, the only full-service hospital just for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.

Throughout the holiday season, tea will be served during scheduled seatings, accompanied by stories and sing-alongs with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Sugarplum Fairy, Rudolph, and of course the Royal Teddy Bear. Each child who attends tea is invited to “share the magic” of the Royal Teddy Bear by donating a small gift for the hospital’s annual Toy Drop.

Additionally, for every $5 holiday donation in support of Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a Grand Prize Package – 60,000 Sonesta Travel Pass points for a 2-night stay at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans or other participating Sonesta hotel, AND a $100 gift certificate to Restaurant R’evolution, the Jazz Playhouse and/or Desire Oyster Bar.


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The event doesn’t end with just tea and donations: For kids too sick to have tea at the hotel, a Royal Teddy Bear “Road Trip” will head to the Children’s Hospital on December 10, with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and friends for story time, sing-alongs, and special Sonesta treats. Each child will receive a Royal Teddy Bear of their own for cuddling. Then, on December 19, the Royal Sonesta New Orleans will host some young patients and their families for a Royal Teddy Bear Tea, complete with a special kids’ menu and a complete high tea experience for the adults. To commemorate this event, Royal Sonesta has officially proclaimed December 19 “Children’s Hospital Day.”