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Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is celebrating the holidays with a festive afternoon tea with my girlfriends. We’ve done it the last two years (read about those here and here) and this year the third time was a charm. It was my favorite year!

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

We headed to The Peninsula which is all decked out for the holidays.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

We were all decked out too!

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Afternoon tea is held in the hotel’s Gotham Lounge which is tucked away off the lobby.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

We sat down to tea while the harpist serenaded us with Christmas carols.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

We started with champagne.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

And then moved on to tea.

Although I have to admit – I think I drank more champagne than tea!

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

During this time of the year The Peninsula has a special holiday-themed afternoon tea. $5 of the cost of each tea goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, so our scones were for a good cause!

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Our sandwiches included a Persian Cucumber with cream cheese on white toast, a Slow-Roasted Beef with horseradish on pumpernickel bread, a Cherrywood Smoked Salmon with crème fraiche on seven grain toast, and a Fennel Pollen Egg Salad on whole wheat toast.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Our scones were an assortment of regular as well as raisin, served with lemon curd, berry jam and clotted cream.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

And the best part: dessert! We had an array of Bourbon Pecan Tarts, Peppermint Macarons, Clementine Profiteroles, Bûches De Noël, and Gingerbread Mousse Cakes.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

After we had our fill of tea, champagne and bites, it was time for the gift exchange.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

And I’m proud to say there was a lot of present stealing!

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

There’s nothing better than ringing in the holidays with your favorite people.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula is a hidden gem. The hotel is beautiful but not too crazy with the holiday rush. You can find out more information, and book your own festive afternoon tea, here.

Merry Christmas to you and your besties!

~A

P.S. My dress is by Adelyn Rae and is on sale here.

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