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Celebrate seasons of merriment and good cheer at Austin's most traditional hotel. We invite you to mark your calendars for the following favorite holiday celebrations each year, and may our #DriskillTraditions become yours!

Holiday Teas

Our delightful Victorian Afternoon Teas are offered on additional days to celebrate Mother’s Day and the December Holiday Season. Click here for more information. 

Thanksgiving Mezzanine Brunch

An elaborate brunch buffet takes place only once a year on the opulent Driskill Mezzanine, featuring traditional Thanksgiving fare and breakfast favorites. Click here for more information.

Tree Lighting

Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd, as we kick-off our favorite season with our annual tree lighting! Sip on a  glass of bubbly and enjoy festive music in our Grand Lobby, then be among the first to get your photo in front of our stunning 15' Christmas tree. 

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Free Admission
Schedule of Events

5:00 - 6:00 PM Music by The Arundel Ensemble
6:00 PM Tree Lighting
6:00 - 7:00 PM Caroling


Cookies for Caring

In 1969 volunteers organized a bake sale to save the hotel from demolition, and because of their efforts, the hotel is still standing today. Cookies for Caring continues the tradition of The Driskill’s beloved baked sales, and raises funds for the Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring.


Our fifth annual Cookies For Caring event will take place on Sunday, December 15th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM (more details to be released the week of November 25th)!

Christmas and New Year's Dinners

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a festive feast. Embrace the romantic setting of the iconic date spot of LBJ and Lady Bird at The Driskill Grill. Click here for more information.

New Year's Eve at The Driskill Bar

“New Year’s Eve at The Driskill is a night to savor. You await the dawn of an exciting new millennium surrounded by the grace and refinement of a by-gone era—a taste of several centuries in one handsome setting!” – Lady Bird Johnson Click here for more information.

Texas Independence Day

On March 2, 2020, celebrate this Texas holiday in a style and manner that only the oldest hotel in Texas's capital can do – with local brews and classic cocktails, Texas history, live local music, southern hospitality, and above all, Texas spirit.

Easter & Mother's Day Brunches

Celebrate with loved ones in the intimate and iconic Driskill Grill, as you enjoy an artfully crafted menu of both traditional and creative brunch indulgences.


For questions or reservations, please contact our Hotel Concierge at +1-512-391-7013.

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