800.798.7098   •   563.556.4200
200 Main Street   •   Dubuque, IA 52001


12 Days of Christmas

Cyber Monday

November 28th 12:01AM – 11:59PM

Holiday shopping starts here. This year, take advantage of Hotel Julien Dubuque’s annual “Cyber Monday” gift card sale.

Here’s the scoop: Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 gift card free.*

*Must be purchased by 11:59 pm CST on November 28, 2022. Can be purchased in person, online or on phone.
Physical gift card purchases ONLY, no e-gift cards available. Please allow for 7-10 days for mailing and shipping.

Go to hoteljuliendubuque.com/gift-certificates/ or call us at 563-556-4200.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 30th  6:00PM – 7:30PM

The perfect kickoff to the holiday season! Join us as we light our beautiful lobby Christmas tree. Enjoy treats, holiday music, a visit from Santa Claus, and a live tree lighting ceremony during this popular family event.

Mistletones® present SNOWBIZ®

December 1st

Celebrate the season with a full-length Christmas show featuring your favorite holiday tunes, incredible vocals, and a live jazz band!

Two shows performed:
Matinée: $60*
Check-in/Cocktails 12:00 PM, Lunch 12:30 PM, and Show at 1:30 PM

Evening: $70*
Check-in/Cocktails 6:00 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM, and Show at 7:30 PM

*Includes a complimentary CUP OF CHEER (your choice of a glass of wine, soda, or tap beer.)
Cash bar available throughout the performance.

To purchase tickets, please call 563.599.7775 or go to mistletones.biz

Christmas Trivia

December 6th 7:00PM-9:00PM

Gather a group of 3-5 of your smartest friends (the ones who are best known for their wealth of Christmas knowledge!) and head to the Riverboat Lounge for a holiday themed trivia night with Brett! Prizes will be awarded to members of the winning team.

Breakfast With Santa

December 10th 8:00AM-11:00AM


$10 or toy donation for children | $16 for adults

Great fun for the kids! Join us for a delicious breakfast with crafts, ornament creation, Christmas stories, and (of course!) a visit from Santa! Children eat free with a donation of a new, unwrapped $10 toy for Toys For Tots. Activities begin at 8 am and breakfast will be served at 8 am.

Reservations are recommended. Call 563.588.5563 or email dmm@hoteljuliendubuque.com.

Holiday Luncheon presented by PJ’s Boutique & Potosa Spa, benefiting The Red Basket Project

December 12th 11:30PM – 2:00PM

Enjoy lunch in Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Grande Ballroom while seeing the latest in Women’s Wear available at PJ Chapin’s Boutique.  Doors will open and Social Hour will begin at 11:30 am in the Atrium with holiday spirits and wine for purchase. Lunch will be served at 12 pm in the Grande Ballroom with the Fashion Show to shortly follow lunch service. Afterwards, enjoy live holiday caroling from the Movin’ On Barbershop Quartet and a Hotel Julien Dubuque gift card sale.

Lunch will include a complimentary toast of eggnog, champagne, or NA champagne, Chicken Saltimbocca Roulade with Roasted Red Pepper, Prosciutto, Fresh Sage, Mozzarella, Creamy Roasted Garlic Sauce, Herb Polenta, and Baby Bok Choy. For dessert, enjoy Chef Mike’s delicious Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée.

Advanced reservations are required to attend. Reservations are being taken by Potosa Spa at 563.588.5570 or Leadwc@potosaspa.com. Reserving tables with 8 guests available. Tickets are $35 per person, which includes a $5 donation to The Red Basket Project. All dietary requests must be made in advance when reserving your seat.

There will also be a donation collection for cosmetic bags (unused and non-see through Clinique, Ipsy, Estee Lauder, and Mary Kay bags) and feminine hygiene products such as Regular Size Tampons and Maxi Thin Pads. Learn more about The Red Basket Project their powerful movement here: https://redbasketproject.com/

Christmas Cocktails With Carl

December 15th 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Are you hosting a holiday party this season? Our Bartender, Carl, wants to help you master the perfect craft cocktail recipes to “wow” your guests. Join us in the Riverboat Lounge at 6 pm for an entertaining and educational evening!

Holiday Sweater Dining at Caroline’s

December 16th 7:00AM – 9:00PM

Buy one breakfast, lunch, or dinner and get 50% off of a second entrée of equal or lesser value when wearing a Holiday Sweater. Reservations taken at Caroline’s Restaurant 563-588-5595. Gratuity should be based on full value of all food and beverage services.

Holiday Giving Blood Drive

December 21th 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Tis’ the season for giving! So why not give back at a time when donations are most needed!

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Christmas Eve Dinner

December 24th 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Christmas Eve at Caroline’s Restaurant is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the true spirit of the holiday and enjoy a delicious dinner with family. VIEW MENU. Reservations are recommended.  Please call 563.588.5595 to make your reservations.

Christmas Day Brunch

December 25th 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Join us on Christmas Day for Chef Michael Henson’s special brunch menu creations. Enjoy a wide array of shareable starters, breakfast favorites, and delicious seasonal entrées as you spend Christmas Day together with the family. Reservations are recommended.  Please call 563.588.5595 to make your reservations.

New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubuque: Boogie ‘Til The Ball Drops

December 31st 8:30PM – 12:30AM

Looking for somewhere to “Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops” on New Year’s Eve? Join us at Hotel Julien Dubuque as we bid a fond farewell to 2022!

Experience a groovy New Year’s Eve with the funkiest party featuring the very best food, drinks, accommodations, party favors, and entertainment from local funk band, Boogie Monster!


Print our entire 12 Days of Christmas Calendar here!