800.798.7098   •   563.556.4200
200 Main Street   •   Dubuque, IA 52001


12 Days of Christmas

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Cyber Monday

November 30th 12:01AM – 11:59PM

Holiday shopping starts here. This year, take advantage of Hotel Julien Dubuque’s annual “Cyber Monday” gift certificate sale on November 30th, 2020*. Here’s the scoop:

  • Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 gift card for you.
  • One card can be used towards hotel stays at Hotel Julien Dubuque, services at Potosa Spa, dining at Caroline’s Restaurant, drinks at Riverboat Lounge and more!

* Must be purchased between 12:01 am – 11:59 pm CST on November 30th, 2020

Light Up Our Page Challenge! 🎄

December 2nd – 21st 5:30PM – 5PM

Although we unfortunately can’t hold our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony this year, our Guest Services Manager, Sara, came up with a great idea for us to continue to share in the holiday spirit. We’re calling it the “Light Up Our Page Challenge!” Here are the details:

  • Post a photo of your decorated tree on Facebook or Instagram and tag Hotel Julien Dubuque
  • All photos will be entered into a random drawing
  • 3 random winners will be announced on December 21st at 5pm
  • Each of the three winners will receive a $200 gift card that can be used at Potosa Spa, Caroline’s Restaurant, Riverboat Lounge, or Hotel Julien Dubuque

We look forward to seeing your photos!🎄

Gingerbread House Land

December 4th – 10th

Enjoy a walk through Gingerbread House Land and take part in a silent auction fundraiser for the Avery Foundation. Enter your family’s gingerbread house for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Capone Suite with a stocked refrigerator!


  • Display can be no larger than 30″x30″
  • No open flames or smoke
  • Lighted units must include their own power cords
  • Displays must be set up for voting by 6pm on December 4th and removed by 5pm on December 10th
  • Winner will be notified on December 11th

To enter the contest, please contact Kelley Wolter at the hotel Front Desk: 563-556-4200. Kelley will provide any assistance needed and answer any questions you may have about the contest.

Breakfast with Santa Drive-In

December 5th 8AM – 11AM

Load the car with the children and their unwrapped Toys For Tots and their Letters To Santa. Drive through Hotel Julien Dubuque’s back parking lot to drop off the toys and get your own grab-and-go breakfast served by Santa and his elves! Each child donating an unwrapped toy will receive a grab-and-go breakfast, an ornament building kit, stocking stuffers, and candy canes.

HJD Blood Drive

December 8th 11:30AM – 4:30PM

Give back at a time when donations decrease. This seasonal blood drive will take place in our Grande Ballroom.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Holiday Distillery

December 10th – 14th

Reserve a 12-ounce batch of our holiday flavor infused Cody Road Bourbon – Al Capone’s Christmas Distillery Bourbon. The festive infusion includes hints of orange, clove, honey, and vanilla. There will be a limited supply so be sure to claim yours early!

Please call Riverboat Lounge at 563-588-7109 to reserve your bottle of infused bourbon with Rob, Bryan, or Jason.

$55 for 12-ounce bottle. Price includes a $5.00 donation to March of Dimes. For every bottle sold, Riverboat Lounge will match every $5.00 donation. Pick up at Riverboat Lounge.

Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show

December 17th 11AM

Enjoy lunch at Caroline’s Restaurant while viewing a fashion show presented by PJ Chapin’s Boutique, a popular women’s wear store located right off our lobby!

Lunch includes a complimentary toast of champagne (NA or regular) or eggnog and your choice of: Paradise Salad with Grilled Chicken, BLT Wrap, Vegetarian Quiche with Fruit, Chicken Salad Croissant, or Caesar salad with Grilled Chicken. Sandwiches and Wraps are served with your choice of fries or chips. All entrées include Chef Jason’s holiday dessert. $20/person (plus tax) which includes a $5 donation to Mary’s Inn Maternity Home. Caroline’s Restaurant will match every $5 donation. Please call 563.588.5595 to reserve your table.

During this event, we will also be collecting donation items for Mary’s Inn Maternity Home such as diapers, wipes, etc.

Christmas Sweater Dinner

December 19th 5PM

Dress to impress in your best holiday sweater! All guests sporting festive attire qualify for a buy one, get one dinner offer.*

Please call 563.588.5595 to make your reservation.
*Purchase one dinner and receive a second of equal or lesser value complimentary

Christmas Eve Prime Rib Dinner

December 24th 5PM

Enjoy time with family this Christmas Eve and allow us to take care of the cooking. To celebrate this special evening during an unusual year, we are offering a Family To-Go Prime Rib Dinner.

Roasted Prime Rib with Signature Smashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Au Jus, and Dinner Rolls. Available in three serving sizes:

Quarter: Serves 4-5 people, $115
Half: Serves 8-12 people, $225
Full: Serves 16-22 people, $400

Must be ordered by December 19th and picked up on December 24th.

Christmas Morning Hot Chocolate

December 25th 7AM

Will you be spending Christmas Eve with us? We would love to treat you to hot chocolate on Christmas morning. Please stop by our Front Desk for a warm wake-up cup!

Christmas Day Brunch To-Go

December 25th 7AM

Simplify Christmas morning by ordering a festive brunch to-go!

Chef Jason’s Half Quiche with Fresh Baked Pastries and Seasonal Fruit: Serves 4-5 people, $60 plus tax

Chef Jason’s Full Quiche with Fresh Baked Pastries and Seasonal Fruit: Serves 8-10 people, $100 plus tax

Add a Bloody Mary or Mimosa Kit for two for $12 including tax

Order must be placed by December 19th.

New Year’s Eve Staycation

December 31st 12AM

Celebrate the fact that 2020 is finally coming to a close with a staycation at Hotel Julien Dubuque! Choose from one of three overnight New Year’s Eve packages:

All Inclusive: Enjoy three nights of luxurious accommodations in either a Premier King or Whirlpool Suite, a $75 New Year’s Eve dinner voucher for Caroline’s Restaurant, two vouchers for 60-minute massages at Potosa Spa, two drink vouchers for New Year’s Day Bloody Mary cocktails, breakfast for two each day at Caroline’s Restaurant, a bottle of champagne at check-in, and festive party favors. $699

Our Night Out: Stay in one of our luxurious Executive King or Executive Double Queen rooms for one night. Package includes a $75 New Year’s Eve dinner voucher for Caroline’s Restaurant, a bottle of champagne at check-in, and festive party favors. $329

Just the Two of Us: Stay in one of our luxurious Executive King or Executive Double Queen rooms for one night. Receive a bottle of champagne at check-in and festive party favors. $259