Gilded Age Traditions and Holiday Tea at The Drake - New Dates Added!

Fridays and Saturdays, December 8 - 23
2 – 5 p.m.
Members: $90; Public: $95   Buy tickets

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Tickets for December 8, 9, 15 and 16 are now sold out.

Explore the Christmas traditions of Gilded Age Chicago through this fascinating walking tour. Visit historical and architectural landmarks, and then luxuriate in afternoon tea at the Drake Hotel - a quintessential Chicago tradition. The tour begins at the Driehaus Museum and concludes at The Drake Hotel (140 East Walton Place).

Please note:
- Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time of the tour.
- This walking tour is approximately 1.5 hours long and covers a total distance of approximately 1 mile. Afternoon Tea begins at 3:30 and lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
- We will be walking outside, on city streets, and through old buildings. Be prepared to encounter stairs, gravel walkways, and uneven and possibly wet surfaces.
- Please dress appropriately for the weather; the tour will continue regardless of the weather.
- The dress code for the special occasion of Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court is Smart Casual.
- For more information on Afternoon Tea at The Drake (including menu items), please click here.

Included in the tour will be a visit to -
10th Annual Art and Faith of the Crèche:
The Collection of James and Emilia Govan at LUMA
November 14, 2017 - January 7, 2018
This perennial favorite returns. The story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus has great appeal throughout the world. See how artists across the globe depict the Nativity with clothes, architecture, and figures from their native lands.

Ticket Refund Policy:  Tickets are fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event.

Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that day.

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