December 19-24

Teddy Bear Tea

1 p.m. Dec. 19-20; 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. Dec. 21-23; 10 a.m. Dec. 24

The Roosevelt New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way, (504) 335-3129

www.therooseveltneworleans.com

The tea party includes holiday foods, pastries, specialty teas and sparkling wine or mimosas for adults. Attendees get a Roosevelt teddy bear, and photos with Santa are available for purchase. Tickets $67.38 for children, $94.33 for adults.

December 21

Counter Club: Cheese Please

6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday

Toups South, Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 304-2147

www.toupssouth.com

Chef Issac Toups serves a cheese-themed four-course dinner featuring dishes such as broccoli cheese rice, which combines of charred broccoli, Comte cheese and risotto. There are two seatings. The dinner costs $50.

December 23

Build Your Own Gingerbread House

Noon and 3 p.m. daily

Davenport Lounge, Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St., third floor, (504) 524-1331

www.ritzcarlton.com

Guests can decorate their own gingerbread house with chocolate, candy and more. Children receive hot chocolate or apple cider. There's Champagne for adults. A ticket costs $140, and is good for up to four guests.