One of Boston’s most beloved holiday traditions—the annual Teddy Bear Tea at Bristol Restaurant and Bar—returns to Four Seasons Hotel Boston for the 20th year. 

This favourite New England event series includes a festive afternoon tea at the iconic Bristol Restaurant and Bar, accompanied by a reading of a favourite holiday children’s book by a Boston celebrity. Four Seasons Hotel Boston’s furry resident, Truffles the Bear, makes daily appearances to the delight of families and young guests.

More than a holiday event, Teddy Bear Tea is a special community benefit initiative of Four Seasons Hotel Boston, teaching young guests the spirit of charity. Guests are invited to bring a teddy bear to donate at Teddy Bear Tea, with Four Seasons gifting all collected bears to local Boston organisations that benefit children in need. Each year, Four Seasons Hotel Boston collects over 5,000 bears for Boston area children, with over 100,000 bears collected to date.

Reservations for this annual event book quickly; we recommend calling as early as possible beginning at 9:00 am on September 1, 2017, to secure your date of choice.

Save the Date

Teddy Bear Tea 2017 runs through December 23, 2017.


Teddy Bear Tea is seated daily at 3:15 pm and concludes at 5:00 pm. There is one seating per day.


Bristol Restaurant and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Boston
200 Boylston Street, across from the Boston Public Garden


DatesAdultsChildren (ages 3-12)
Monday – ThursdayUSD 70

USD 30 with a teddy bear to donate
USD 43 without a bear to donate


Friday – SundayUSD 80USD 35 with a teddy bear to donate 

USD 48 without a bear to donate


Table deposit

Due to the extreme demand for this event series, a non-refundable table deposit of USD 100 is required at the time of reservation; deposits are applied toward the final bill. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 72 hours of the reservation will be fully charged. There are no exceptions to this policy.

How to make a reservation

Reservations open to the public on Friday, September 1, 2017, at 9:00 am.
Please call Bristol Dining Reservations at +1 (617) 351-2037 to make your reservation. A special registration form will be emailed to guests requesting a reservation; the form must be completed within 48 hours of receipt and returned to Four Seasons Hotel Boston in order for reservations to be confirmed. Please note that a completed registration form is required for all reservations; reservations made verbally or without a completed reservation form are not valid.