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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 the Three Martini Supper Package

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Holiday Tea

Holiday Afternoon Tea
A Tradition Steeped in History at The Drake Hotel

Sip your favorite tea while experiencing a Real Chicago tradition at The Drake Hotel. The Holiday Afternoon Tea reservations are available in both Palm Court and on selected dates in Club International.  A live harpist and holiday carolers will be stationed to perform on select dates through Christmas. 

A seating in Palm Court for holiday tea provides views of the Fountain adorned with holiday flora, located adjacent to the lobby.  Adjacent to Palm Court, Club International's décor evokes Real Chicago holiday tradition with a backdrop of rich color and copper hues, to ignite the spirit of the season overlooking the hustle & bustle of Michigan Avenue. 

Holiday Tea service in both Palm Court and in Club International will offer tiered selections including Roasted Turkey with fig whipped brie and smoked pumpernickel and bourbon smoked salmon with cream cheese and apple agro dolce.  Decadent treats of cranberry orange scones and chocolate egg nog bread pudding.  Delicious sweets include beautifully adorned entremets cakes, apple parfait and assorted macarons in holiday flavors.  Select from traditional and holiday blend French teas to steep and sip while embracing the spirit of the season. 

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Dates & Hours

Holiday Tea Service starts on November 2 to November 17, 2023 on Thursdays through Sundays (12:00pm-4:30pm). Beginning November 18, 2023, tea service will be seven days per week through January 7, 2024 (11:00am – 5:00pm).

Carolers performing on

November 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10
12 Days of Christmas from December 13-25

Adults $77  (non-caroler dates*)  |  Adults $81 (caroler dates*)  |  Children (ages 3-12) $35 (all dates)
All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuities.

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Christmas in Coq d'Or

Cozy up in Coq d'Or on Christmas Day and delight in holiday cheer over a special menu prepared by Chef Mark Lagges including ‘Snake River Farms’ 24 hour Short Rib, Pomegranate Chimmichurri or Duet of American Lobster Tail and Cape Cod Crabcake, Dijon Beurre Blanc, served with Whipped Camembert Polenta, Smoked Maitake Mushrooms, and Butter Roasted Chayote Squash.



December 25th
$76 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Reservations will not be taken. Service will be on a first come, first served basis. Any questions or special needs, may be directed to Neringa Bruzga, Director of Restaurants  |  (312) 932-4346

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New Year Celebrations

Coq d'Or:
On the eve of December 31, 2023, an exquisite affair awaits. Enjoy $2 oysters and half priced bottles Drake Prosecco at Coq d'Or from 11:00am to 2:00am.

Check out Coq d'Or to Ring in the New Year

Palm Court:
Join  to Palm Court on December 31, 2023 from 08:00pm to 1:00am for a distinguished evening filled with live music, cocktails, and Champagne ($20 cover charge).

Check out Palm Court to Ring in the New Year

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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.  Select three added incentives when you reserve your holiday event by December 30, 2023, to actualize by March 31, 2024.


  • 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
  • Afternoon Tea Gift Certificate for (6) Guests with a minimum of $10k in food & beverage 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. It cannot be combined with any other offer and is subject to event space availability. Offer must be booked by December 30, 2023, and actualize between November 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024. Must be a member of Hilton Honors to earn and redeem points. Not valid for the business previously booked or confirmed. Offer benefits cannot be exchanged for a credit or applied to future events. Subject to change without notice. Blackout dates apply. Other restrictions apply.


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Letters to Santa

Children visiting Chicago and staying at The Drake Hotel have a new way to get in touch with Santa Claus to secure their nice list status and to put in any last minute urgent requests from Santa and Elves ahead of his big trip around the globe on December 25th. Children only need to drop their letters into the Christmas- themed red mailbox located in front of the gingerbread village, located in the lobby. The hotel has a direct line to Santa Claus, and he said he’ll be sure to send a response to each child. Letters should include a return address along with the child’s name and age. Letters to Santa begin on November 18th and will run through December 18th to give Santa enough time to reply.

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Dibs on Sleigh Parking

The practice of “Calling Dibs” is a long-revered Chicago mainstay of reserving a shoveled-out parking space after a snowfall, with obscure items from lamps to lawn chairs.

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Lavazza Seasonal Drinks

Lavazza Expression, located on the arcade level of the hotel, offers seasonal specials throughout the season. Enjoy a Pumpkin Spiced Latte for autumn or have a Peppermint Latte for the colder winter days. Lavazza Expression will be open during the Festival of Lights on November 18.

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Coq d'Or is the ideal place to celebrate the holiday season, sipping spirited cocktails while listening to live entertainment available on weekends during the holiday season.