History San José hosts Heritage Holiday Tea and Tour at the Fallon House

San Jose, CA — October 8, 2013 — The tradition of History San José’s annual Heritage Holiday Tea and Tour will be held again this year in the area of the San Pedro Square Market at the Victorian-era Fallon House. The lower level, formerly Manny’s Cellar, and will again be transformed into a holiday tea room for the Saturday, December 7 event.

The Heritage Holiday Tea and Tour continues the annual tradition of tea and this year includes champagne and tours of the Fallon House, built in 1855. Located just a stroll across the street from San Pedro Square Market, there will be two seatings of tea, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Satori Tea Company will present special blends of tea especially for the Heritage Holiday event: English Breakfast, Sugar Plum, and Candy Cane Dream.The teas will accompany a gourmet catered light luncheon, also by Satori. Guglielmo Wines will provide the champagne served by Shady Shakespeare in the garden, and guests will be greeted by strolling carolers, who will also provide entertainment.

The $45 ticket price, (HSJ members $40) will include tours of the Fallon House, and validated parking will be provided. Guests will be eligible to win a ‘Tea for Two’ door prize, among other interesting gifts.

The Fallon House was built in 1855 by one of San José’s earliest mayors. The Victorian mansion showcases 15 fully-furnished rooms typical of the Victorian period. Thomas Fallon was a frontiersman in the John C. Fremont expedition, and Carmel Fallon was the daughter of one of the most prominent Mexican landowners in California. The Fallon House Historic Site is located at 175 West St. John Street in downtown San José.

Tea times are at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Ticket price includes tours of the Fallon House. Make checks payable to History San José and mail to 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95113 or call Juanita at 408 918 1045 or email her at jlara@historysanjose.org.

The Heritage Holiday Tea at the Fallon house is sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, Guglielmo Winery, and Satori Teas.

The holidays at History Park will continue as usual, and a Children’s Heritage Holidays at History Park will be Saturday, December 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Santa will be on-hand for photo opportunities. Children can ride the trolley with Santa Claus, and operate the hand car. There will be live music and entertainment of the winter season, holiday crafts for kids, and story time with the Snow Queen. History Park partners will host culturally diverse crafts.

Visit www.historysanjose.org for more details or call 408 918 1047.

As always HSJ members are free with a membership card. Non-members: admission is $8 per family of up to a total of four, $2 per additional person

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