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Tree Lighting Celebration Kicks-off the Twelve Days of Driskill

There was a 16-foot Christmas tree, holiday treats and even snow! The Driskill Hotel hosted their 125th Anniversary Celebration with their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Yes, you read that right – 125 years.

Families gathered ‘round for the 100,000 lights to illuminate the hotel lobby as they sipped on warm cider and egg nog.  Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone crafted a deliciously exquisite cake of stacked gifts and nutcrackers that was as a coveted family photo op as the tree.

The party continued into the night with the musical styling of Dale WatsonTje Austin, Erin Ivey and more.

If you missed the holiday-filled evening, don’t worry – this was day one in the Twelve Days of Driskill.  Evenings filled with movies, caroling and even a Pawliday Party are to come.

Check the Driskill website for a full list of upcoming events on their Twelve Days of Driskill.


Written by Laura Villagran Johnson

Co-Founder and Creative Director,
Austin Social Planner

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