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05 December 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, TEA celebrates the season

Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) members know how to celebrate! These are the TEA seasonal gatherings organized in December 2019. Thanks to Rick Bluhm, Clara Rice, Melissa Ruminot, AJ Goehle, Kourtney Day and others for providing photos and reports. More photos HERE.


OSAKA - TEA Asia Pacific Division - Osaka Mixer, German Christmas Market, December 6

-- SEE TOP PHOTO -- Report by Rick Bluhm, Universal Parks & Resorts: "About 30 people gathered at the annual German Christmas Market in the plaza of Umeda Sky Building in Osaka. Everyone sipped hot mulled wine and beer and tasted delicious German food items as we enjoyed holiday music, projections and a light show on the giant tree! Industry colleagues from Tokyo and Los Angeles who happened to be traveling in Japan were able to join. The upcoming TEA SATE conference in Osaka (August 20-21, 2020, hosted at Panasonic) was the hot topic of conversation as everyone is eager to participate!"


LONDON & UTRECHT - TEA Europe & Middle East Division - TEA Tuesday - This Time it's Seasonal, December 10

"The Themed Entertainment Assocation (TEA) Europe and Middle East Division held its third round of TEA Tuesday gatherings in 2019 …and this time it was seasonal! These casual mixers have proved an effective way fto bring members and prospective members together locally. Previous TEA Tuesdays have been held in various cities in France, Germany, the Netherlands, UK and UAE. For this festive special, there were two gatherings, one in Utrecht, Netherlands and one in London, each including visit to a Thea Award recipient attraction. Furthermore, Christmas ‘jumpers’ were encouraged as part of the TEA’s popular Ugly Sweater competition. Click to see full report by Owen Ralph and Margreet Papamichael.

TEA Europe & Middle East Division gathering in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 10 December 2019
The London gathering took place at Jeff Wayne's "The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience"


BOSTON, CINCINNATI, CHICAGO, NYC, ORLANDO - TEA Eastern North America Division - TEA Ugly Sweater Party, December 10

Cincinnati -- SEE  MORE PHOTOS






New York

LOS ANGELES - TEA Western North America Division - Winter Holiday Bash, December 11

Burbank (greater Los Angeles)


Collage of photos from 2018 TEA holiday parties (featuring the traditional ugly sweaters) in several locations


Posted by Christy Nakada



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