Christmas tea at the Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel opened in 1923 as a 1,000 room hotel that was first class in every respect. The architects of the hotel went on to design the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and the Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida. In addition to the lobby and grand hallway designed to resemble a Spanish Palace, the hotel has several ballrooms, each decorated in sumptuous Beaux-Arts splendor. Over the years, the Biltmore has played no-stop host to members of high society and other famous international figures. The hotel hosted the first Academy Awards presentation (a marvelous photo shows all of the participants) and was the 1960 Democratic Convention headquarters of John F. Kennedy.

Don't like to drive into Los Angeles? No need to. We are taking the train! (Or the Blue Line if you live in the Long Beach area). The #573 Pacific Surfliner leaves Anaheim at 12:48 PM. You can catch the train earlier in San Juan, Irvine, and Santa Ana. A few minutes later, the train makes a stop in Fullerton before the final Union Station destination at 1:35 PM. We will meet anyone coming in on the Blue Line at the Metro information booth. From there, we hop on the Red Line for a short ride and exit at Pershing Square. Our tea reservation is at 2:30 PM. We leave Union Station at 5:10 PM, #784 Pacific Surfliner, to head home. If you are a train rookie, I promise I will get you through it. The round trip train fare from Anaheim is $28. The rate will vary depending on the station you use. You can receive small discounts from AAA and other sources if you book online three days in advance. Amtrak does not charge any booking fees.

I am charging $40 for the tea. This includes everything: the tea, tax, gratuity, and Amazon fee. Absolutely no refunds unless I find someone to take your place. Even if there are people on the wait list, there is no guarantee that they will still want to go. I think this will be a FABULOUS event. Please join us!!! 

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  • Steve M

    Great idea! Thanks for putting it together!

    December 10, 2012

  • Chris F.

    What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon -- great setting, great conversation and wonderful treats to eat. A wonderful Christmas outing!

    December 9, 2012

  • Jonna R.

    Wonderful day! Great service at the hotel, train travel and Metro lines all worked out, plus delightful participants.

    December 9, 2012

  • Julie

    Great fun! The train trip, the grandeur of The Biltmore, a wonderful teA, and great conversation
    made for a great adventure worthy if an annual event!

    December 9, 2012

  • Chris F.

    No, not that I know of.

    December 2, 2012

  • Angela M.

    Is Chris Forte related to Will Forte? I just worked with him on a film.
    Angela M.

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could go - this looks awesome! Unfortunately, I have a family commitment on that day. Maybe next year?

    December 1, 2012

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