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Find Your Fragrance: The Driskill to host Slow North’s Custom Candle Making Workshop

Slow North Candle Bar Pop Up

October 28th from 4pm-7pm

Driskill Lobby


Locals and visitors alike can swing by the historic hotel for a special candle making experience in a stylish setting. Attendees will be able to combine local candle studio Slow North’s all-natural ingredients and create an 8 oz soy candle with a custom scent of their own design


The Great Texas Dinner

November 30th 6:30pm

The Driskill Ballroom

The Great Texas Dinner is inspired by the Lone Star State’s abundance of local delicacies. This is a one night only, four-course ticketed prix fixe dinner that will showcase locally sourced seasonal ingredients and handcrafted sotol cocktail pairings from Desert Door. The local craft distillery’s liquor is made from wild-harvested sotol, the plant used to make the first alcoholic beverage ever consumed in Texas 800 years ago.

Dishes will incorporate a range of native Texas game and produce, from Texas-farmed antelope and Hill Country Iberico pig to gulf redfish. Capped at 50 guests, the Great Texas Dinner will feature both food and beverage with artisanal Texas taste. Taking place beneath the trompe l’oeil dome of The Driskill Ballroom, the event will make for a memorable Texan experience nearly 140 years in the making.

The Driskill will kick-off our favorite season with a Tree Lighting ceremony, accompained by live music and cocktails, on December 1st, 2022 at 6 PM. Please join us anytime in December to enjoy our Texan Christmas ambiance and our signature 16 ft. Chrismtas tree in our lobby.

Pre-order one of our desserts, made in-house, for your Thanksgiving traditions. Reservations will open November 1st, 2022 and close November 17th, 2022. Pickup will take place on Monday, Novemeber 21st, 2022. More information to come!

In 1969 volunteers organized a bake sale to save the hotel from demolition, and because of their efforts, the hotel is still standing today. Cookies for Caring continues the tradition of The Driskill’s beloved baked sales, and raises funds for the Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring. Our pickup event will be held on Wednesday, December 14th, from 3-6 PM. Cookies tins will be available for purchase here beginning November 22nd, 2022. All profits will go to Austin American-Statesman Season for Caring families.