The Driskill Celebrates 130 Years of Holiday Traditions at Annual Tree Lighting
Holidays are always a special time of year at The Driskill—seasonal string music drifts continuously throughout a lobby decked out in festive décor, a magnificent 16-foot tree serves as the backdrop to traditional afternoon teas, and the smell of freshly baked goods waft from the kitchen. This year The Driskill has something extra special to celebrate with the community: its 130th anniversary on Tuesday, December 20.
The holiday festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, with the annual lighting of The Driskill tree followed by a performance of holiday carols. Austin’s Arundel Ensemble String Trio will play holiday music throughout the evening, and festive holiday cocktails and treats will be available in The Driskill Bar and 1886 Café & Bakery. Inspired by the hotel’s namesake, Austin Beerworks created a new beer called the Cattle Baron, a Texas Red Wheat with a full and decadent body. The Cattle Baron will first become available in The Driskill Bar during the tree lighting, and the seasonal brew will be available at the hotel while supplies last.
What: The annual lighting of The Driskill tree
When: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Where: The Driskill, 604 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701
“For 130 years The Driskill has stood at the center of Austin. It has been a site to witness the change in our community and has survived many of its own changes,” said Lance Stumpf, General Manager of The Driskill. “We are humbled and honored to be here this holiday season, and we hope the entire community will join in celebrating a particularly special time of year for us.”