The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St.

CONTACT: Jonathan Zarov
Director of Marketing
P: (608) 354-0149
C: (608) 335-2783

Madison, Wis.–Saturday, December 2, 2017, marks the 20th annual Tea & Trains benefit for Madison Children’s Museum. This is one of Madison’s most classic, timeless holiday traditions. At the center of the event is a vintage electric train set, with guest conductor, and a high tea service.

The event takes place 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St.
Every Tea & Trains features the reading of a children’s book. This year, Andi Brooks of Q106 FM will read The Big Bucky Badger Mystery, by Chris Newbold, at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Bucky Badger will greet guests and pose for photos between readings, 12-1 p.m.
In addition to Bucky and the reading, the event includes a day full of activities, including:
  • Holiday high tea, featuring fancy food and treats to delight many tastes
  • Conductor Joe Schappel’s private American Flyer electric train collection
  • Holiday family portraits by Beth Breidel Design & Photography
  • Old fashioned silhouette making (ages 2 and up)
  • Doll hair styling and ear piercing for American Girl Dolls and other similar dolls
  • Raffle of three bountiful gift baskets for kids
  • Silent auction with over 85 festive offerings from local businesses
  • Strolling magician and balloon artist
  • Games, crafts, and more!
Tickets cost $35 each and can be purchased on the museum’s website.
For questions or additional information, please contact Stephanie Sabo at (608) 354-0536 or
See photos from Tea & Trains 2016 on the Facebook page.
Tea & Trains is generously supported by the following:

Presenting Sponsor
National Guardian Life Insurance Company
Title Sponsors
Bell Laboratories
Momentum Insurance
Major Sponsors
Levy Giving Fund
US Bank
Supporting Sponsors
Diesel Forward
Festival Foods
JP Cullen
John Sims
Print Sponsor
Ideal Printing
Valerie & Andreas Kazamias
Kristen Thomas
Candace & Phill Bloedow
Jingle Bells
Beth & Paul Lindorff
Raffle Sponsor
Wisconsin Bank & Trust
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