Suite 201 at the Harbor View Hotel has been transformed into a enchanting holiday wonderland filled with teddy bears of all shapes and sizes, including three larger-than-life bears, Edgar, Chappy, and TisBeary.
This morning the bears had their first group of children stop by, and it was magical for all. There were stories read, lots of exploring, and of course, lots of bear hugging.
The bears in the bathroom were enjoying a little spa time. Chappy spent a lot of time reading stories with her new little friends, and fun was had by all.
We invite you to visit the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite tonight and all weekend long, and this year, there is more to do then ever.
Teddy Bear Story Hour With Mrs.Claus
Since the Edgartown Christmas Parade is over pretty quickly, we’ve partnered with the Island Theatre Workshop to present Teddy Bear Story Hour with Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 14th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mrs. Claus will be in the Menemsha Room at the Harbor View Hotel spinning enchanting teddy bear stories that will delight kids, young and old, with Workshop actors in storybook- themed costumes to help animate the fun.
Children are encouraged to bring their own special bear to participate in the stories, since there are no books, just the wonderful, clever tales from Mrs. Claus (the talented actress Lee Fierro).
Imagine how excited your child will be to have their favorite bear go on a story adventure with Mrs. Claus. There will be cookies and cocoa to help you warm up from the parade.
And when Teddy Bear Story Hour with Mrs. Claus is over, plan to come to the Teddy Bear Suite which opens after story hour at 12:30 p.m., and the big bears have had a chance to return from the parade and get the Teddy Bear Suite ready for visitors.
Capture the Holiday Magic
The Teddy Bear Suite is a place where holiday memories are made. With teddy bears galore and joyously decorated for the holidays, it’s the perfect place to capture the magic of the season with a picture or two.
However, most of us seem to miss that amazing picture or don’t have the right lighting to really capture the moment.
So, this year, noted Martha’s Vineyard event and portrait photographer David Welch is joining us at the Teddy Bear Suite on Sunday, December 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to take pictures for you. This way, you don’t have to worry about missing that shot, he’ll take it for you.
For this event, there is a suggested donation of $10 which includes one high resolution download. Other professionally printed picture options will also be available.
The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite is a enchanting event where holiday memories are made. However, the Teddy Beat Suite does even more than give us a weekend of joy. It is a month long fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s After School Program.
If you can’t visit the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite during Christmas in Edgartown, you can still help us make our holiday fundraising goal of $10,000.
All the money raised goes directly to support the amazing Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club After School Program which serves hundreds of Island children and their families.
Most of the money from our annual Teddy Bear Suite fundraising drive is donated online. We have already raised more than $3,800 and to help make our goal of $10,000 this year, Point B is matching 50-cents for every dollar raised online. Click here to here to donate.
Teddy Bear Suite Hours
Suite 201 at the Harbor View Hotel
- Friday, December 13th, 4 – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 14th, Teddy Bear Story Hour, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 14th, 12:30 – 6 p.m.
- Sunday, December 15th, 10 – 2 p.m.
- Sunday, December 15th, photos with David Welch, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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