For the second year now, the McPherson Opera House will provide a memorable Christmas-themed event in their Grand Ballroom — the Christmas Tea.

At 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the opera house, 219 S. Main St., attendees can enjoy Christmas music, a visit from Santa Clause and a silent auction, which includes items appropriate for all ages, along with holiday beverages, snacks and desserts. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children.

Proceeds from the event go toward the operating costs of the opera house.

"We're so grateful for this support and of many people donating their time and talent," said Diane Fallis, business director of the opera house.

Fallis said she feels this year is right on track to being another successful event.

"There are a limited number of tickets left to sell and we have fabulous auction items," she said.

New to the event this year a will be a snow queen leading a sing-along to Christmas tunes.

The event takes quite a bit of time and effort and requires all hands on deck to decorate the grand ballroom to Christmas perfection.

"Each uniquely decorated table is designed by opera house volunteers and staff. The Christmas tree in the ballroom is donated and decorated by The Stone Chimney. It's so wonderful to have this Christmas Tea event to showcase how beautiful our tree is. The store also donates the design and decoration of the annex windows, the theatre and other spaces in the opera house," Fallis said.

Fallis said the best part about this event is seeing children's faces light up at the decorations.

"I love seeing the faces on the children who attend this event. The ballroom is absolutely transformed into a magical space and you can see the kids really feel like they are participating in something very special," she said. "The setting is so unique and exciting in the ambiance of the beautiful opera house grand ballroom. It will be a memorable time for everyone attending and is a great opportunity for Christmas photos with family and friends."

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 620-241-1952 or visit or visit their Facebook page.

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