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Ring in The Holidays With The Driskill

Boasting everything from an evening choir performances, high teas in 1886 Café & Bakery, 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.



Tree Lighting

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 6:00 pm
Enjoy choral performances and seasonal music from the Arundel Ensemble String Quartet in celebration of the annual Lighting of The Driskill Tree honoring Ben Breedlove.


Holiday Music

Evenings in December | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
December 3 - 4 | December 10 - 11 | December 17 - 18
Ring in the holidays with seasonal music from the Arundel Ensemble String Quartet.


Afternoon Tea

Weekends in December | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
December 5 - 7 | December 12 - 14 | December 19 - 21
Delight in traditional tea and seasonal celebrations served with tea sandwiches, desserts and scones.
Reservations required.
$46 per adult plus tax | $26 per child plus tax


Afternoon with Santa

Sunday, December 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Meet Santa & capture photos at this family event.  Photographer available, personal photos permitted.
Reservations required.
$25 per person plus tax


Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Dinner

December 25 | 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Enjoy a Christmas five-course prix fixe dinner menu in The Driskill Grill.
Additional Information and Menu Choices Here.
Reservations required.
$120 per adult plus tax | $60 per child plus tax


New Year's Eve at The Driskill

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




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


We invite you to share your holiday experiences at The Driskill on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag #DriskillTraditions!

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