800.798.7098   •   563.556.4200
200 Main Street   •   Dubuque, IA 52001


12 Days of Christmas

December 9th – 31st 12AM – 11:59PM

Take a peek at this year’s 12 Days of Christmas events happening throughout the holiday season.  For more information on any of these wonderful events, please contact us at 563-556-4200 or email us!

12/2/19 | Cyber Monday

All Day Long

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

  • Purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $25 gift card for you.

* Must be purchased by 11:59 CST on December 2, 2019


12/4/19 | Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Hotel Lobby

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


12/5/19 | Craft Cocktails With Bryan

6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Riverboat Lounge

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


12/7/19 | Breakfast With Santa

8:00 am – 11:00 am, Grande Ballroom

Great fun for the kids. Join us for a delicious breakfast, crafts, cookie decorating, Christmas stories, music, and (of course!) a visit from Santa! Children eat free with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots.

Doors open and activities begin at 8 am. Breakfast will be served at 9 am.

$9.50 or donation for children 
$16 for adults

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


12/11/19 | Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique & Potosa Spa

4 pm – 7 pm, Harbor Gallery and P.J. Chapin’s Boutique

Ladies enjoy an evening of fashion, drinks, specials and more at Hotel Julien Dubuque! We’ll have games and chances to win prizes throughout the evening, fashions and modeling from PJ Chapin’s Boutique, performance by the musical quartet, Collective Sound beginning at 6 pm, complimentary holiday toast with light appetizers, complimentary makeup refreshers and hand massages from Potosa Spa. Plus, take a tour of Potosa Spa where you can take advantage of our Gift Card Special, purchase $100 in gift cards and receive an additional $25 gift card for you!


12/12/19 | Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry in Riverboat Lounge

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Riverboat Lounge

Dubuque’s very own Christmas caroler extraordinaire, Barry Gentry, will be singing your favorite holiday tunes on Thursday, December 12th at Riverboat Lounge. Stop by, listen (or sing along), and enjoy scrumptious complimentary appetizers. There is no charge for this event, but we certainly would appreciate a donation for a charity yet to be determined. Drink specials, fantastic appetizers, and the one and only Barry Gentry – sure to be THE holiday event of the season (or just a really fun time)!


12/17/19 | World’s Largest Office Party

5 pm – 7 pm, Hotel Lobby

Gather your colleagues and join us for our World’s Largest Office Party in the lobby of Hotel Julien Dubuque. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, wine, and beer, all while you mingle with some Dubuque’s finest professionals.

There is no fee to enter and is complimentary for all.


12/18/19 | Holiday Wine Tasting

6 pm – 8 pm, Riverboat Lounge

Looking for the perfect wine for holiday entertaining and gift-giving? Enjoy complimentary appetizers while tasting samples of wine from wine producers and regions from around the world. Bottles of wine will also be available for purchase.

There is no fee to enter and is complimentary for all.


12/23/19| Festivus Celebration in Riverboat Lounge

7 pm, Riverboat Lounge

Join us as we pay tribute to this classic Seinfeld holiday! Start the evening with a Seinfield Trivia beginning at 7 pm where you can win prizes! Enjoy Happy Hour all night long with HALF OFF all drinks*, airing of Seinfeld’s Festivus episode, Festivus activities and more!

*Some exclusions apply.


12/24/19 | Old Time Christmas Eve Dinner in Caroline’s Restaurant

5 pm-9 pm, Caroline’s Restaurant

A nod to a simpler time, our Old Fashioned Christmas Eve Dinner in Caroline’s Restaurant is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the true spirit of the holiday and enjoy a delicious meal with family.

Reservations are recommended. Please call 563.588.5595 or click HERE to make your reservations.


12/25/19 | Christmas Day Brunch Caroline’s Restaurant

9 am-1 pm, Caroline’s Restaurant

Join us on Christmas Day for a delicious holiday brunch buffet at Caroline’s Restaurant. Enjoy brunch favorites including an expansive breakfast selection, premier seafood, carving, and signature entrée stations, pastries, salads, and an array of desserts!

Reservations are recommended.  Please call 563.588.5595 or click HERE to make your reservations.


12/31/19 | New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubuque: Boogie ‘Til The Ball Drops

9:00 pm Entertainment Begins, Riverboat Lounge

Looking for somewhere to boogie ’til the ball drops at midnight? Join us at Hotel Julien Dubuque as we bid a fond farewell to 2019! 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! Our exclusive packages include everything you need to “get down and boogie” into the New Year. Click HERE for details.

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