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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Celebration Begins Here . . . REAL CHICAGO

As the Magnificent Mile comes aglow with the twinkly wonderment of the season, so do holiday celebrations at The Drake, a Hilton Hotel. Ever since the hotel’s opening party on New Year’s Eve in 1920, we have continued to be a Chicago holiday fixture. Decorating our historic hotel to the nines, with a grand foyer welcome 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 Tea

Holiday Tea is a treasured past time soaked in history at Palm Court. Enjoy Holiday Tea this holiday season with sips of French tea and decadent pastry tiers while enjoying the festive sounds of music.  A live harpist will play for all Holiday Tea seating times, and in addition Holiday Carolers will perform on select dates through December 25th.

Holiday Tea 
Adults $52  (non-caroler dates*)  |  Adults $56 (caroler dates*)  |  Children (ages 3-12) $25
All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuities

Weekdays  |  November 4-22 from 1pm-4:30pm, seatings every half hour
Weekends  |  November 9, 10, 16, 17 from 11am-5pm, seatings every half hour


November 23 - January 12  |  11am-5pm, seatings every half hour

Holiday Tea Caroler Dates*
November 23, 24, 30  |  December 1, 7, 8, 12-25

View Menu |  Reserve Online at   |  Phone Reservations accepted by calling 312-932-4619
Contact our Restaurant Manager, Leslie Burch, direct to reserve special seating requests or if you have additional questions.
Leslie Burch   |  |  (312) 932-4619

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Celebrate the season at The Drake, a Hilton Hotel with family and friends as you create traditions and lasting memories.

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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa seem to be a rite of passage during the holidays for families to look back on for years to come. The photographs that come from the visit with Santa can be priceless - whether smiling, crying, or beard pulling - Santa photos are the best!

Plan to capture the magic with Santa this holiday season at The Drake, a Hilton Hotel with the Jolly Man in the Red Suit. Santa will be here on select days in December for photos.

Photos with Santa
Camellia Room | Lobby Level
December 7-Sold Out
December 14 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm ( 10 min seating/ guest)
December 15 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm ( 10 min seating/ guest)

Reserve your Santa Seating. Each seating is approximately 10 minutes. Reservations should be made in advance. Some walk ins may be accommodated day of, on a first come, first served basis.