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."