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Holiday Happenings

Celebrate the holiday season at the legendary Drake Hotel

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Drake Bros'

Create memorable holiday traditions at the Drake’s namesake, Drake Bros' while overlooking Oak Street Beach, Lake Shore Drive, and the Magnificent Mile. The Drake Bros' is proudly hosting the Charles Dickens Brunch, Christmas Eve Buffet, & Christmas Dinner.


Charles Dickens Brunch

December 13-14th, 20-23rd 12PM-2PM Seatings every half hour
A trip downtown for the holidays isn't complete without a trip to The Drake to see carolers and whisper holiday wishes into Santa's ear at the Charles Dickens Brunch.
Adults: $75
Children: $32

Christmas Eve Buffet

December 24th ​12PM-7PM with seatings every half hour
Treat yourself to Drake Bros' Christmas Eve Buffet. Santa will be loading up his sleigh while Chicago's Holiday Carolers ring in the warmth and festive magic of Christmas in the city.
​Adults: $109
Children: $52

Christmas Dinner

December 25th 12PM-7PM with seatings every half hour
​Make the Drake part of your holiday traditions. Drake Bros' will be serving our annual Christmas Day plated dinner to celebrate the magic of the season with Santa, Chicago's Holiday Carolers and the Matriarch of the Magnificent Mile : The Drake Hotel.
Adults: $99
Children: $45

Please click the menu on the right for full details.

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Palm Court

Rejoice with a festive twist on traditional Afternoon Tea with Holiday Tea in the decorated Winter Wonderland and bring in the New Year with Chef's specialty menu and live entertainment that'll leave you on your feet all night long.

Holiday Tea

Continuing its longstanding tradition of afternoon tea, Palm Court will reinstate Holiday Tea from Saturday, November 15, 2014 until Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The Drake's Palm Court will introduce festive holiday pastries, a harpist will play daily, and for "The 12 Days of Christmas" Carolers will serenade guests in the magnificently decorated winter wonderland. 

Adults: $42
Children: $20


NYE Black Tie Affair

December 31, celebrate Palm Court's New Year's Eve Black Tie Affair in Chicago's regal Drake Hotel. This event costs $99 per person including Chef's small plates and four stations with the option of adding a four hour bar package for an additional $50. (Does not include tax and gratuity.)

One seating at 9:30 PM - 1 AM

Please click the menu on the right for full details.

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Cape Cod

Celebrate Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve in the exquisite Cape Cod Room. Enjoy Executive Chef Herve's special prix-fixe menus featuring traditional holiday favorites.

Christmas Eve
December 24th 5:30PM-10PM
Prix Fixe Menu
Adults:$98 Children: $45

New Year's Eve
December 31st 5:00PM-10PM
Prix Fixe Menu to include (1) toast of champagne
$125 per person

Please click the menu on the right for more details.

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Holiday Parties

Our exquisite venues with stunning lakeviews and enormous windows overlooking Michigan Avenue are the perfect place to host your holiday party. Choose from a variety of packages guaranteed to satisfy any palate this holiday season.


Packages

 

Reception Package I: $69 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest
  • Vegetable crudites station or international cheese display
  • Two-hour deluxe premium bar package

Reception Package II: $89 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest
  • Vegetable crudites station or international cheese display
  • Glazed ham or smoked turkey carving station
  • Holiday sweets table
  • Two-hour premium bar package

Reception Package III: $109 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest
  • Two hors d'oeuvre stations
  • Deluxe coffee station Holiday sweets table
  • Three-hour deluxe brand bar package

Plated Dinner Package I: $119 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest served during your cocktail hour
  • Three course dinner offering a fish or chicken entree
  • ​Artisan rolls and butter
  • Coffee served tableside
  • ​Two-hour deluxe brand bar package
  • Wine service at dinner

Plated Dinner Package II: $135 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest served during your cocktail hour
  • Three course dinner offering a fish, chicken, or beef entree
  • Artisan rolls and butter
  • Coffee served tableside and a deluxe coffee station
  • Three-hour deluxe brand bar package
  • Wine service at dinner

Plated Dinner Package III: $149 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest served during your cocktail hour
  • Holiday dinner buffet (including soup, salad, two entrees, accompaniments, and dessert)
  • Artisan rolls and butter
  • Coffee served tableside and a deluxe coffee station
  • Three-hour deluxe brand bar package
  • Wine service at dinner


Prices do not include tax or service charge.


Venues
 

Gold Coast Ballroom
The glamorous confidence of this ballroom embodies the essence of Chicago. Cream columns with hand-painted gold vines evoke the pure Italian Renaissance that transports celebrants to a place of grand elegance.
Reception: 900 | Capacity with round tables: 510

Grand Ballroom
Stunning wall sconces and eight dazzling crystal chandeliers illuminate the Georgian style of this luxurious room. Rich colors of red and blue create an alluring and cozy space for holiday parties.
Reception: 500 | Capacity with round tables: 360

French Room
A traditional choice, this room features opulent columns that suggest a Victorian style influence. Gorgeous lakeview windows allow the room to have an open atmosphere, while the quaint colors create an environment for grand style.
Reception: 350 | Capacity with round tables: 260

Club International
A classic reproduction of Haddon Hall, one of England's most noted medieval residence, the exclusiveness of this private dining room cloaks guests in a warm patina of oak and offers a grand, open-faced fireplace.
Reception: 250 | Capacity with round tables: 180

Palm Court
The uniqueness and beauty of this room centers around a gorgeous limestone fountain with a giant urn dating back 275 years.
Reception: 350 | Capacity with round tables: 270

Parkside and Venetian
These exquisite dining rooms showcase the best views Chicago has to offer. Enormous windows overlook Lake Michigan and the decor allows for personalization in lighting and fabrics.
Reception: 125 | Capacity with round tables: 100


Other banquet space available including Executive Lounge, Lakeshore boardroom, Drake Room, Astor Room, Erie Room, Huron Room, Michigan Room, Ontario Room, Superior Room, Tudor Room, Florentine Room, Georgian Room, and more. Please inquire with Catering Manager for more information.

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Chicago Scene New Year's Eve Party

Bring in the New Year at the Drake Hotel with the 15th Annual New Year’s Eve Party. Join over 2500 guests as they celebrate in style with 4 ballrooms and Chicago DJ’s spinning the latest tunes all night long. Voted ‘Best Chicago New Year’s Eve Party’ for 15 years, this event includes an incredible balloon drop, midnight champagne toast, premium top shelf spirits and drinks, with over 45 fully staffed bars, and Chef’s Selection of hors d'oeuvres and buffet.

Please visit ChicagoScene for New Year's Eve packages and to purchase tickets.