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Celebrate the Season at The Driskill - a Time-Honored Austin Tradition. 

'Tis the season for glad tidings and merriment and The Driskill - Austin's holiday gathering place of choice for more than a century - is brimming with opportunities to meet and be merry during the holidays. Enjoy classical string ensemble performances, holiday teas in the opulent lobby, sweet treats in 1886 Café & Bakery, festive libations in The Driskill Bar, a birthday party 130 years in the making- and so much more.

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


Tree Lighting

 Tuesday, November 29  |  6:00 p.m.
Enjoy seasonal music from the Arundel Ensemble String Trio
in celebration of the annual lighting of The Driskill Tree.


Holiday Music

 In The Driskill Lobby  |  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
November 30 - December 1 | December 7 - 8 | December 14 - 15.
Seasonal music from a live string trio.


Holiday Afternoon Teas

*Fully Committed*
Weekends in December  |  3:00 p.m.
December 2 - 4 |  December 9 – 11 | December 16 - 18
Delight in traditional tea and seasonal celebrations
served with tea sandwiches, desserts and scones.
 Reservations required. afternoontea@thedriskill.com
$46 per adult plus tax | $26 per child plus tax


Champagne, Uncorked: Krug Wine Dinner with Alan Tardi

The Driskill Grill  |  Tuesday, December 6, 2016  |  6:30 p.m.
An innovative and interactive eventing complete with exclusively 
curated champagne and food pairings and readings by Alan Tardi.
 View complete details and request a reservation online.
$350 per person plus tax


Cookies for Caring

*Fully Committed*
Sunday, December 11  |  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Create your own holiday cookie collection.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to
The Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring charity drive. 
Music provided by The Austin Carolers. 

$35 per cookie tin
Click here to register and purchase your tin!


Afternoon with Santa

*Fully Committed*
Sunday, December 11  |  2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Meet Santa & capture photos at this family event while
enjoying cookie decorating, crafts and hors d’ourvres.
 Reservations required. To make a reservation, please call 512-439-1234.
$30 per person plus tax.


 Christmas Dinner in The Driskill Grill

*Fully Committed*
December 24, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. | December 25, 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Enjoy a Christmas five-course prix fixe dinner in The Driskill Grill.
Thank you for your interest in this special event. At this time, reservations are fully committed. We hope you'll join us for our special New Year's Eve dinner. Details listed below. 


New Year's Eve at The Driskill

Saturday, December 31 | 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a five-course, New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner in The Driskill Grill
 Reservations required. To make a reservation, please call 512-391-7162.
$130 per person plus tax

Experience New Year's Eve in True Texas Style!
Driskill Bar
Driskill Grill


Enjoy the holiday season at The Driskill throughout December with festive music and specialty cocktails in The Driskill Bar, beautiful décor throughout the historic building and seasonal cookies available for purchase in 1886 Cafe & Bakery.


We invite you to share your holiday experiences at The Driskill on social media using the hashtag #DriskillTraditions





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