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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Celebrations Begin Here . . . REAL CHICAGO

As the Magnificent Mile comes aglow with the twinkly wonderment of the season, so do holiday celebrations at The Drake Hotel.  When you begin planning your winter adventure to downtown Chicago for holiday tea, shopping and merriment, it matters where you stay.

Ever since the hotel’s opening party on New Year’s Eve in 1920, we have continued to be a holiday fixture celebrating over 100 Christmas seasons in Chicago. Decorating our historic hotel to the nines, with a grand foyer welcoming Christmas tree adorn with beautifully handcrafted decoration, Gingerbread Village constructed by our pastry team, holiday inspired floral installations, holiday carolers, harpist and over 150 colorful holiday themed flourishes throughout to warmly welcome you.

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Holiday Parties

Jingle & Mingle as you celebrate the holiday season with a tailored events package offering spectacular savings and holiday incentives.

We invite you to tailor your holiday event by selecting three added incentives when booking your holiday event by November 1, 2022 to actualize by March 31, 2023.


  • Gold Coast Lakeview Suite to serve as a silent auction item
  • Up-lighting package
  • Bar package upgrade
  • Signature Cocktail for event
  • Double Hilton Honors Planner Points
  • Passed Holiday Sweet Treats
  • Embellished Hot Cocoa Station
  • Sparkling Wine Toast


  • Coat Check
  • Complimentary ice sculpture with $30K minimum spend
  • Complimentary tasting - (4) guests
  • Complimentary Board Room to host monthly team meeting for a calendar year*
  • Afternoon Tea Gift Certificate for (6) Guests with a food and beverage $7K minimum spend
  • VIP Access for (4) Guests to the Drake New Year's Eve Celebration with a food and beverage $20K minimum spend


Plus You will be added to the Nice List

All Holiday site visit consultations will be entered into a drawing for an opportunity to be awarded a $500 Amazon Gift Certificate. Inquire with a catering manager about hosting your next holiday event at The Drake Hotel.


Our culinary team has been working closely with the North Pole to curate festive holiday selections to celebrate the season.  From  Winter Fairyland reception stations to Rocking around the Christmas Carving, to interactive Gingerbread House-making, Santa will be sure to place you on the Nice List this year for planning a festive gathering.


To Reserve, Contact our Holiday Catering & Event Specialists:

Phone: +1 312 932 4337 | Email:

Impressive seasonal backdrops, exemplary service, and culinary expertise will come together to surpass your greatest expectation.


Terms & Conditions: A food and beverage minimum is required.  Not valid for pre-existing events. Cannot be combined with any other offer and is subject to event space availability. Offer must be booked by November 1, 2022 to actualize by March 31, 2023.  


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Merry Martinis

Join us in Coq d’Or for a Joyeux Noel executive martini celebration. We’ll be pouring on the holiday cheer with a new charming seasonal inspiration daily during the twelve days leading up to Christmas Day, starting December 13 through  December 25.

Click here for our Centurion Three Martini Supper Package

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Dibs on Photos with Santa

Plan ahead and secure your stay which includes a family portrait with Saint Nicholas.