Festiviteas

2022 is shaping up, with additions to be made as new opportuniteas arise 
Rest assured we're doing our best to make up for lost tea time 
and to get all postponed events back on the books.


For reservations, click on event link (usually the name of the event) to be taken to the applicable page that has all the niggling details and payment button. If you are interested in receiving early access to reservations, consider joining our shiny new Maecenas patron community. Pledge levels start at $1/month (with a 10% discount for annual payments)

2021

OCTOBER


Saturday-Sunday 16-17 October - Spirits of San Diego - includes afternoon tea, a visit to the famed Whaley House, optional stay at the historic Horton Grand Hotel, and historic tours with Charles Spratley - SOLD OUT to our patron community πŸ’•

Saturday 30 October - Alooooohaloween! Celebrate All Hallows with a Tiki Touch at Paris In A Cup in Orange - both 11am & 2:30pm are SOLD OUT

Sunday 31 October - Hulaween Hukilau! Celebrate All Hallows with a Tiki Touch at Paris In A Cup in Orange - SOLD OUT


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NOVEMBER

We are heartsick to announce DIA DE LOS MUERTOS is cancelled owing to owner Rosa having a heart attack and requiring recuperation. Please keep her in your prayers.

πŸ«– Tentative: Friday 05 November Tea Trek to Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena

πŸ“– Friday 12 November - Author's Journey ACT III all-day workshop at Paris In A Cup in Orange

πŸ“š Sunday 14 November - Lost Socks kid lit tea, to be headlined by Bradley Miller who wrote and illustrated Where Do Lost Socks Go? Children's book authors DJ Piper, Judy Cook, and JSD Johnston will serve as 'opening acts.' At Pamela's Tea Room in Garden Grove - 4 SPOTS LEFT

🧡 Friday 19 November - Festive Fascinator Craft ParTea at Paris In A Cup - 10 SPOTS LEFT

DECEMBER


πŸ«– Tentative: Friday 03 December - Tea Trek to Ye Olde King's Head in Santa Monica

πŸ“š Saturday 04 December - Bid Time Return at the Hotel Del - Did you know the Hotel del Coronado was the actual location of Richard Matheson's book Bid Time Return on which was based the popular movie Somewhere in Time? Join us for the inaugural tour by historian Charles Spratley who will lead us on a leisurely tour of the property while regaling us with juicy historical tidbits. After, he'll join us for tea in the lobby of the elegant Westgate Hotel down the road where we'll conduct our book club meeting - SOLD OUT to our patron community πŸ’•

🍽 πŸ”Ž Saturday 11 December - Miss Marple Saves Christmas at Pamela's in Garden Grove 8 SPOTS LEFT

🎫 Saturday 18 December - David Benoit Charlie Brown Christmas (for Stipe patron members of Club 11:11), Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach

🎊 Sunday 19 December - Mrs Cratchit's Camden Town Christmas Tea with caroling quartet at The Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre  
11am (15 spots left) 
2:30pm (10 spots left) 

πŸ“š Sunday 26 December - Counting down the Hours - anthology launch luncheon at Shenandoah at the Arbor in Los Alamitos

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~ 2022 ~

~ as determined by all who participated in our 2022 events survey ~

JANUARY

😘 Saturday, 08 January - Patron Appreciation teaNo charge, open to all members of our Omni patron communitea - to be held in a private community clubhouse in Irvine. Our theme will be a "Terris Tea" as described in the following Omni Tale commentary vid (Make sure to fill in the RSVP form)

πŸ“š Tentative: 15 January - Death Before the Fact at Mystery Ink bookstore in Huntington Beach, CA. Solve the mystery of who keeps offing the authors!

πŸ“‡ Friday 21 January - Author's Journey Epilogue - The Business of Books at Paris In A Cup, Orange

πŸš‰ 🎁 Saturday 22 January, 10:30am-5:30pm - our first ever Metrolink Mystery tour to a 'destination unknown' - surprise excursion #01 - Where are we going? It's a surprise! We'll start with a light lunch at Paris In A Cup, then walk 6 minutes (.4 miles) to grab the Metrolink headed to an undisclosed location where we'll take a brief historic tour then have afternoon tea close by - SOLD OUT to our patron community πŸ’•

πŸ«– Friday 28 January - Tea Trek to Rose & Blanc, Los Angeles

✈️ Saturday 29 January - Club 11:11 visit to the renowned Yanks Air Museum in Chino with a tour led by Frank De Jauregui of our Omni communitea ❣️

🩰 Sunday 30 January - Ballet Trocadero (for Stipe patron members of Club 11:11), Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach

FEBRUARY

 πŸ”Ž Tentative:Friday 4 February - Scone Cold Dead - Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency case at McKenna's in Seal Beach

 πŸŽ‰ Saturday 5 February - annual Naxir dyi Gelida MidWinter Pajama ParTea (location TBD)

πŸ§™‍♀️Tentative: Sunday 6 February - Sisters of Sorcery (Edward Gorey-themed get-together) at the Cauldron in Buena Park. The venue is not currently accepting reservations ... sigh (this is a SOLD OUT reschedule)

🍽 🎭 Exceedingly Tentative πŸ½ Saturday 12 February - Phantom Phantasy musical revue & masquerade (Details TBA late December 2021. This will be an evening event at Paris In A Cup) 

🍽 πŸ”Ž Saturday 19 February - Clue interactive whodunnit game - Pamela's in Garden Grove

πŸ«– Tentative: Friday 25 February - Tea Trek to Tiffany Blue Box Cafe, Costa Mesa

πŸ“š Sunday 27 February - Book launch of debut novel by Stephanie K. Clemens (details TBD)

MARCH

πŸ’ƒ Saturday 5 March - Dancing Through Time Spring Masked Ball - location TBD

πŸ“š Sunday 6 March - Bibliothefairies book club tea, book TBD, location will most likely be the English Rose Tea Room in San Dimas

🍽 Tentative:Saturday 12 March - Chocolat dinner (set in 1950s France in honor of the film, repeated by request) 

πŸ“‡ Friday 18 March - Author's Journey - Act I all-day workshop at Paris In A Cup in Orange

🍿 Sunday 20 March - A Day of Downton - tea & visit to the cinema to watch the new film (the release date has been moved from 22 December 2021 to 18 March 2022)

πŸ«– Friday 25 March - Tea Trek to Le Salon de ThΓ© in Hollywood

πŸ“š Sunday 27 March - Book launch of debut novel by Jacqueline Clemens (details TBD)

APRIL

🚒 Friday-Monday 1-4 April - Red Herring 1960s Spy Game Cruise, Long Beach to Ensenada

🍽 Tentative:Saturday 9 April - Away with the Fairies - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle evening at The Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre

πŸŽ‰ Saturday 16 April - annual Little Black Dress tea at Paris In A Cup

πŸ«– Friday 22 April - Tea Trek to Marlene's Tea & Cakes in San Diego 

πŸš‰πŸŽ Saturday 30 April 8:30am-3pm - Metrolink Mystery Tour surprise excursion #02 - This time we start at the Santa Ana rail station, head out to our surprise destination for an historic tour, have tea nearby and head home. Hint: we'll be visiting a different county than last time. Excursion prices vary greatly

πŸ’ƒπŸŽ­ Saturday 30 April - Club 11:11 - Momix Dance - ALICE at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach


πŸ“š Sunday 24 April - White Glove Consortium book series launch 1880s Jester tea

MAY

πŸŽ‰ Sunday 1 May - May Day Fae Day (annual observance, details TBD)

πŸš‚ Friday-Sunday 13-16 May - 1881 Golden Spike weekend train trip to SF & Old Sac

πŸ«– Friday 20 May - Tea Trek to The Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino

πŸ“‡ Saturday 21 May - Author's Journey book fair

🎭 Friday 27 May - Club 11:11 - Little House on the Prairie musical directed by Trish Miller of our Omni communitea at the Westminster Playhouse

πŸŽ‰ Saturday 28 May - 1950s Mrs 'May'sel picnic at El Dorado Park in Long Beach (rescheduled from 2020)

JUNE

πŸŽ‰ Saturday 4 June - Princess Bride Florin wedding feast, the Fullerton Arboretum

πŸ“š Sunday 5 June - Bibliothefairies book club tea, book TBD

πŸ’ƒ Saturday 11 June - Dancing Through Time Summer Masked Ball - location TBD

πŸŽ‰ Sunday 12 June - Pooh Honey Pot picnic tea & beekeeping talk

πŸ«– Friday 17 June - Tea Trek to Chado in Torrance

🏴‍☠️ Saturday 18 June - Pirate & Mermaid Invasion, Shoreline Village, Long Beach (No-Host meetup)

πŸš€ Saturday 25 June - Tatooine Canteana Star Wars tea

JULY

🏴‍☠️πŸŽ—Saturday 9 July - High Sea Piratical ChariTea - the kickoff to Shared Treasure Hunt, somewhere sandy in Long Beach 

πŸš‚ πŸ”Ž Friday-Sunday 15-17 July - Portland Noir 1940s whodunnit train trip

πŸ«– Friday 22 July - Tea Trek to Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar
πŸš‰πŸŽ Tentative Saturday 23 July 9am-5pm - Metrolink Mystery Tour surprise excursion #03 - We again start at the Santa Ana rail station, heading to a new county for a lovely tour or two and tea

πŸŽ„Sunday 24 July - Christmas in July at the Christmas House Inn & Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga

πŸŽ—πŸ°Saturday 30 July - Fabled Creature & Endangered Monsters Peculiar Pet Fair (details TBD)

πŸ“‡ Sunday 31 July - Author's Journey - MIDPOINT half-day workshop

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AUGUST

πŸ“šπŸΈ Saturday 6 August - Beatrix Potter Toad's Tea at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach

πŸ“šπŸ”Ž Friday - Sunday 19-21 August - Solving Solvang whodunnit weekend

πŸ«– Friday 26 August - Tea Trek to The T Room in Montrose

SEPTEMBER

πŸ’ƒSaturday 10 September - Dancing Through Time Autumn Masked Ball - location TBD

πŸ“š Sunday 11 September - Bibliothefairies book club tea, book TBD

πŸ«– Friday 16 September - Tea Trek to The Olde Magnolia Tea Room in Upland

πŸŽƒπŸŽ Saturday 24 September, 5-11pm - Special Spooktacular Falloween season Metro Mystery tour surprise excursion. Hint: we'll be heading to a different county than last time. Group size limited
 

OCTOBER

Expect a slew of spooky offerings this month

πŸ‘»Tentative: Saturday 01 October - Hotel del Coronado ghost tour led by Charles Spratley & Kate Morgan

πŸ«– Friday 14 October - Tea Trek to Tranquility Tea Room in Thousand Oaks

πŸ”Ž Saturday 15 October - Murder at the Manor - Where There's a Will, There's a Way! - fully interactive whodunnit at the French Estate in Orange

NOVEMBER

πŸ”Ž ⛏ Saturday-Sunday, 5-6 November - Julian Wild West weekend: mining town tour, pan for gold, shoot 'em up at a saloon mystery, then settle down on Sunday with tea

πŸ«– Friday 11 November - Tea Trek to Tea Rose Garden in Pasadena

πŸ“‡ Friday 18 November - Author's Journey ACT III - all-day workshop at Paris In A Cup in Orange

πŸͺ„Saturday 19 November - Hogwarts Holiday High tea

πŸŽ„πŸš‚πŸŽ Saturday 26 November, 10am-5:30pm - Holiday Metrolink Mystery tour surprise excursion. Hint: this time it's by train and we'll be heading to a different county than before. Group size limited

DECEMBER

πŸ’ƒ Saturday 3 December - Dancing Through Time Masked  Farewell to Fall Ball - location TBD

πŸ“š Sunday 4 December - Bibliothefairies book club tea, book TBD

πŸŽ„πŸ”ŽSaturday 10 December - Tommy & Tuppence Untangle Christmas

πŸŽ…πŸ»Saturday 17 December - A Christmas Storied evening (we can't guarantee you won't shoot your eye out)
(who knows, come & you may win a major award!)

πŸ©°πŸŽ„Sunday 18 December - Nutcracker Dreams

πŸ«– Friday 30 December - Tea Trek to Langham Hotel in Pasadena

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To be scheduled: 

Mystery at Mt Ada - Catalina Island mystery weekend
Unsleepy Hollow
C is for Caw - a Moira Rose murder
1940s radio show
Bewitched!
Harry Potter Mystery Train
A Discovery of Witches et al
Nightmare Before Christmas
Tardis Tea (Doctor Who)
Outrageous Etiquette & Steampunk Proper
Women of Substance series (Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Mata Hari) 
Santa Barbara day trip 
Wheel of Time
Peregrine's Perils (Modern Miss Fisher) 
Supernatural 
Solvang weekend 
1970s TV Tropes 
Sabrina's Chilling Adventures 
A Room with a View tea & badminton 
The Queen's Gambit - Dress for Chess 
Sanditon
Seance Supper
Phillipa Gregory's queens & princesses, Belgravia, 

Backburner revisits: 
An Ozsome tea
Sherlock 
I Love Lucy 
Outlander

MusicaliTeas: My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Chicago, Phantom Phantasy

Fairy Tale Teas: Little Mermaid, Alice, Oz, Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan

Cup of Mystery cases: Scone Cold Dead, Quiche L'Arraigned, Marmalade to Rest, and more

ANNUAL OBSERVANCES

  • Early January - end of Yulshad 
  • Feb 1 - MidWinter Pajama ParTea at Pamela's celebrating Naxir dyi Gelida (observed by those in the Ignis element. Find your element here)
  • Late February - A Gorey Affair - celebration of the macabre
  • March 31 - Pneumislum (observed by those in the Nitris element. Find your element here)
  • Day before Easter - Little Black Dress tea at Paris In A Cup   
  • Polymath's day (observed by those in the Platen element. Find your element here)
  • May 1 - May Day Fae Day at Dream Come True (observed by those in the Terris element. Find your element here)
  • Mother's Day - all tearooms
  • June 21 - SerendipiTea - outlandish costume parade & customs
  • Mid-August - First Tear tea (observed by those in the Aquis element. Find your element here)
  • September 21 - Mezz harvest celebration (all elements)
  • Late October - A Spooktacular tea at Paris In A Cup 
  • November First-ish - Dia de los Muertos at The Four Seasons Tea Room
  • November 8 - Arbodacia Day (observed by those in the Arbis element. Find your element here
  • Throughout December - Holiday teas at most tearooms
  • December 30 - Stessa (self-care) day (observed by those in the Aether element. Find your element here)
  • *Saliolum - Leap Day celebration every 4 years

Upcoming Tea Treks 

  • Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena 
  • Ye Olde Kings Head in Santa Monica 
  • Rose & Blanc in Los Angeles 
  • Tiffany Blue Box Cafe - South Coast Plaza 
  • Le Salon de ThΓ© in West Hollywood 
  • Marlene's Tea & Cakes in San Diego 
  • Huntington Library in Pasadena 
  • Chado in Torrance
  • Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar
  • The T Room in Montrose 
  • The Olde Magnolia Tearoom in Upland
  • Tranquility Tea Room in Thousand Oaks 
  • Tea Rose Garden in Pasadena 
  • The Langham Hotel in Pasadena 

FRIDAY FRIVOLITEA series...es under consideration

  • Tick Tock Teas - Beat the clock and save the day at a simple "escape" type game while sipping and noshing
  • Women of Substance - We've been waiting since 2019 to offer a series of teas featuring women who made an indelible mark. Expect Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Mata Hara, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and more
  • Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency files - Solve a cold case over a hot cuppa

For weekend getaways, see our Trips page.

Please note, we post event info in a "bajillion" places, and typos/omissions can occur. When in doubt, consult the "event page" that has the payment button on it or email us at TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com
 
[updated 15 October 2021]