Historic Hotels in downtown Austin, Texas | The Driskill Hotel


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Ring in The Holidays With The Driskill

Boasting everything from an evening choir performances, high teas in 1886 Café & Bakery, complimentary sweet treats & apple cider in the Driskill Lobby, to festive libations in The Driskill Bar that give guests a chance to warm up with a kick, The Driskill is the place to be.     

The Driskill Hotel opened on December 20, 1886 to great fanfare and applause from Austin's 20,000 residents. The Austin Daily Statesman put out an eight-page special edition of the newspaper in a seven-tiered headline to announce that "...The building presents an imposing and inviting appearance, as it looms up like a palace above all the surrounding buildings."

Since that time, the "grande dame" of Texas hotels has remained a magnificent gathering place for locals, Texans and others to celebrate the holidays and other special moments of their lives in Col. Jesse Driskill's splendid Romanesque masterpiece.

We invite you to recapture a nostalgic memory from a holiday season long past and to create new memories for your family and friends during our holiday celebrations.

 

Holiday Music

Evenings in December - 5pm to 7pm

December 18th - 19th, 2013

Ring in the holidays with seasonal music from Austin's own Arundel Ensemble String Quartet.
Everyone welcome!

 

Afternoon Tea

Weekends in December - 3pm to 5pm

December 13th - 15th, 2013 | December 20th - 22nd, 2013

Delight in traditional tea and seasonal celebrations with champagne for adults & cocoa for the children served with traditional tea sandwiches, desserts and scones. Reservations required.
$45 per adult plus tax | $25 per child plus tax

 

Afternoon with Santa

Sunday, December 15th - 2pm to 5pm

Meet Santa & capture photos at this family event. Enjoy live entertainment from Joe McDermott along with cookie decorating & holiday crafts. Photographer available or take your own family photos!
Reservations required.
 $25 per person plus tax

 

Christmas Dinner

December 25th - 3pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy a Christmas Five Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu paired with spectacular Sommelier selected wines at The Driskill Grill. Reservations required. 
$125 per adult plus tax | $60 per child plus tax

 

New Year's Eve Dinner

December 31st - 5:30pm & 8:30pm

Ring in the new year with style! Indulge in a Five Course Prix Fixe Menu paired with our Sommelier’s favorites. Party all night & toast to the New Year with complimentary sparkling wine at midnight. Admission to The Driskill Bar included. Reservations required.
First Seating: $109 per adult plus tax | Second Seating: $129 per adult plus tax 

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Holiday cookies, themed desserts, & seasonal cocktails available all month long!

 

Tree Lighting

Wednesday, December 4th - 6pm

Enjoy choral performances, sweet bites, & cider in celebration of the annual Lighting of The Driskill Tree, honoring Ben Breedlove. In partnership with the acclaimed Escoffier School of the Culinary Arts, students will present a gingerbread replica of The Driskill. 

Holiday Music

Evenings in December - 5pm to 7pm

December 4th - 5th, 2013 | December 11th - 12th, 2013 | December 18th - 19th, 2013

Ring in the holidays with seasonal music from Austin's own Arundel Ensemble String Quartet.
Everyone welcome!

Afternoon Tea

Weekends in December - 3pm to 5pm

December 6th - 8th, 2013 | December 13th - 15th, 2013 | December 20th - 22nd, 2013

Delight in traditional tea and seasonal celebrations with champagne for adults & cocoa for the children served with traditional tea sandwiches, desserts and scones. Reservations required.
$45 per adult plus tax | $25 per child plus tax

Afternoon With Santa

Sunday, December 15th - 2pm to 5pm

Meet Santa & capture photos at this family event. Enjoy live entertainment from Joe McDermott along with cookie decorating & holiday crafts. Photographer available or take your own family photos!
Reservations required.
 $25 per person plus tax

Christmas Dinner

December 25th - 3pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy a Christmas Five Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu paired with spectacular Sommelier selected wines at The Driskill Grill. Reservations required. 
$125 per adult plus tax | $60 per child plus tax

New Year's Eve Dinner

December 31st - 5:30pm & 8:30pm

Ring in the new year with style! Indulge in a Five Course Prix Fixe Menu paired with our Sommelier’s favorites. Party all night & toast to the New Year with complimentary sparkling wine at midnight. Admission to The Driskill Bar included. Reservations required.
First Seating: $109 per adult plus tax | Second Seating: $129 per adult plus tax 



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