Madison Children’s Museum: Tickets on sale for Tea & Trains annual fundraiser on Dec. 7

Contact: Cathy Christensen, 608.256.6445, ext. 539

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MADISON, Wis. (Tuesday, November 5, 2013) ― Tickets are now on sale for Madison Children’s Museum’s 16th annual holiday fundraiser, Tea & Trains, which will be held Saturday, December 7, from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson Street.

MCM is all about giving during the month of December and Tea & Trains is no exception. Tea & Trains will give families an opportunity to spread the holiday cheer and get ready for the most wonderful time of the year, featuring:

· Special book readings of author Diane Muldrow’s Frosty the Snowman

· A holiday high tea, including hot chocolate and other delicious treats

· Cnductor Joe Schappel’s private American Flyer electric train collection

· Magic shows by Tim Glander

· Formal family portraits by Funky Monkey Photography

· Unique holiday art & craft projects for children to make and take home

· An extensive silent auction, with many items for the gift-savvy shopper

“Tea & Trains is always such a wonderfully warm event for the museum,” said Colleen Burke, the museum’s Special Events Coordinator. “Just like Frosty the Snowman, Tea & Trains is a true holiday classic and MCM is excited to share the seasonal spirit with Madison families and community members.”

Tickets can be purchased at MadisonChildrensMuseum.org. The cost is $35 each, with several ticket package options. Please visit the museum’s website for details. Tea & Trains typically sells out by late November, so make your reservation early and don’t forget to dress in fancy-fun attire.

MCM would like to thank the Tea & Trains 2013 Sponsors:

Title: Children’s Dental Center of Madison

Major: Complete Mobile Dentistry; Murphy Desmond, S.C.

Supporting: Law Advisors, S.C.; Little Gym of Middleton & Fitchburg; Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection; Morey Law Office; The Roman Candle

Toy Raffle: Learning Express Toys

Table: Attorney Jenny Krueger, Murphy Desmond, S.C.; Valerie Kazamias

Madison Children’s Museum: Founded in 1980, Madison Children’s Museum (MCM) is an award-winning organization whose hands-on exhibits and programs celebrate and encourage children’s imaginations and the power of play as the cornerstone of learning. MCM is a proud recipient of the 2011 National Medal for Museum Service form the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To learn more about MCM, including a fact sheet and detailed exhibit descriptions, please visit our Newsroom page. To download photos for media use, please visit our Flickr page.