Holiday Hotel Happenings At The Drake Hotel

Celebrate the Holidays in Grand Tradition with The Drake Hotel

This information originated in American English.

October 29, 2012

CHICAGO - The Drake Hotel has been celebrating the holidays in grand tradition since 1920, complete with festive décor, special events and featured holiday menus.

"The Drake Hotel continues to be an important part of Chicago, woven deep into many lives through the celebration of rites of passage and the revelry of holiday traditions," states General Manager Russell Menkes. "With the magic of the holiday season, it is especially fitting to be creating memories in our magical hotel."

The Drake Hotel is also known for its festive traditions and staying the night in this historic hotel is just the beginning. Throughout the 2012 holiday season, The Drake Hotel is offering something for everyone - from intimate dinners and laughs at Coq d'Or to New Years celebrations in the ballrooms to enjoying the festive holiday décor and gingerbread village - there is no shortage of holiday merriment.

Live Entertainment and Dancing in Palm Court
Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Live Local Entertainment in Coq d'Or
Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

The Drake Hotel's Annual Gingerbread Village
Nov. 17, - Jan, Daily
A winter gingerbread village scene

Michigan Avenue Festival of Lights Dinner at Drake Bros'
Nov. 17, 4 - 7 p.m.
Special buffet
Adults $68 Children $30

Michigan Avenue Festival of Lights Dinner in Club International
Nov. 17, 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. seatings
Specialty four-course dinner with dessert buffet
Adult $82, Children $40, under 5 complimentary

Thanksgiving Day Dinner in the Gold Coast Ballroom
Nov. 22, 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. seatings
Lavish buffet and live jazz trio, complimentary family photograph, face painting, balloons, movies and crafts
Adults $110, Children $40

Thanksgiving Dinner at Drake Bros'
Nov. 22, noon - 7 p.m. with seatings every half hour
Four-course dinner with dessert buffet and live entertainment
Adults $92, Children $46

Thanksgiving Dinner in Coq d'Or
Nov. 22, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Three-course menu

Thanksgiving Dinner in the Cape Cod Restaurant
Nov. 22, 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Three-course menu

Thanksgiving Dinner in Club International
Nov. 22, noon, 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. seatings
Specialty four-course dinner with dessert buffet
Adults $86, Children $40, under 5 complimentary

Holiday Afternoon Tea in Palm Court
Nov. 23 - Jan. 6, 1 - 5 p.m.
All tea is served while enjoying the sounds of a live harpist
Adults $38, Children $20

Pastry Chicago's Annual Gingerbread House Competition
Dec. 2, 2 - 4 p.m.
Contestants are tasked to replicate their favorite Chicago business with gingerbread in a winter scene. The top three winners will be incorporated into the annual gingerbread village at The Drake.

Holiday Carolers in Palm Court
Dec. 13 - Dec. 24, 1 - 5 p.m.

Charles Dickens Buffet at Drake Bros'

Dec. 15, 16, and 22, noon - 2 p.m.
Adults $64, Children $30, under 5 complimentary

Christmas Eve Dinner in Club International
Dec. 24, 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. seatings
Specialty four-course dinner with dessert buffet
Adults $92, Children $40, under 5 complimentary

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Drake Bros'
Dec. 24, noon - 7 p.m.
Carolers and a visit from Santa
Adults $92, Children $46, under 5 complimentary

Christmas Day Dinner at Drake Bros'
Dec. 25, noon - 7 p.m.
Plated dinner, carolers and a visit from Santa
Adults $92, Children $46, under 5 complimentary

Palm Court New Year's Eve Celebration

Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.
Black tie three-course meal to include a complimentary bottle of champagne for each couple
$165 per person, must be 21 or older

New Years Eve Celebration in Club International
Dec. 31
Specialty five-course dinner and entertainment
$120 per person for the 5:30 p.m. seating
$150 per person for the 9:30 p.m. seating

New Years Day Brunch at Drake Bros'
Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Live jazz entertainment
Adult $79, Children $39, under 5 complimentary

Media can access additional information about The Drake Hotel at news.hilton.com/drake.

About The Drake Hotel
Since 1920, The Drake has remained committed to its distinguished service and historic traditions. Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, The Drake Hotel offers 535 guest rooms and five on-site dining facilities. For more information about The Drake and its history, visit www.thedrakehotel.com.

Contact

Alicia Schindle
The Drake Hotel
+1 312 932 4327
alicia.schindle@hilton.com

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