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The holidays are a very special time for us all, and here at The Driskill many of our traditions date back to the opening of our hotel in 1886. The Driskill is proud to keep our most cherished traditions alive. We invite you to celebrate seasons of merriment and good cheer at Austin's most iconic hotel. Mark your calendars for the following holiday celebrations, and may our #DriskillTraditions continue to be yours!

Holiday Teas

Our delightful Afternoon Teas are offered on select dates throughout the holiday season. Please see our Afternoon Tea page for more information on booking a tea time.

Thanksgiving at The Driskill

Pre-order one of our desserts, made in-house, for your Thanksgiving traditions. Reservations will open November 1st, 2022 and close November 14th, 2022. Pickup will take place on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 and Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022. More information to come!

Tree Lighting

The Driskill will kick-off our favorite season with a Tree Lighting ceremony, accompanied by live music and cocktails, on December 1st, 2022 at 6 PM. Please join us anytime in December to enjoy our Texan Christmas ambiance and our signature 16 ft. Christmas tree in our lobby.

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 pickup event will be held on Wednesday, December 14th, from 3-6 PM. Cookies tins will be available for purchase here beginning November 14th, 2022. All profits will go to Austin American-Statesman Season for Caring families.