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Tea with Santa, Cinderella Brings Generations Together

Girls and boys came out to the historic Marlow House near Marietta Square to meet Santa and Cinderella and get into the holiday spirit.

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents its third annual , offering a whimsical celebration at the historic near Square.

The first tea of the season was on Sunday. Additional teas will be held on Dec. 11, 17 and 18.

Attendants enjoy a traditional tea menu with child-friendly sandwiches, holiday sweets, lemonade and more. The event lasts approximately one hour and includes story time and photos with Santa, a personal visit from Cinderella and a special gift for each child.

The event began two seasons ago when the Atlanta Lyric Theatre presented "Cinderella" at the . The event was held upstairs following performances. It was such a hit the Atlanta Lyric Theatre decided to make the tea an annual event.

"Little girls went wild over the idea of seeing a princess in person," Dianne Butler, director of marketing and community relations at Atlanta Lyric Theatre, said.

"It's evolved so organically, and it is so sweet to see little girls meet a real live princess," Butler added.

"When they come to the victorian Marlow House, which is decorated so beautifully, they are coming into a charming home and having tea, an idea from a bygone era.

"It's very rare for a tea to be such a traditional thing, and it's neat to see multiple generations come together."

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