2015 Holiday Events

Holiday Parties

The Hotel at Auburn University is the ideal setting for your holiday party. With a variety of private event space we can accommodate both large & intimate gatherings. Experienced staff will assist with planning and customizing your event to fit your budget.

To book your holiday party, please contact the sales office at (334) 321-3177 or fill out an RFP.


Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday in December | 5:00pm-8:00pm

Gather around the fire pit on the Ariccia patio for s’mores and hot chocolate with friends and family. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by contacting Ariccia at (334) 844-5140

Complimentary for hotel guests

$10 per person


The 2015 Auburn Gingerbread Village is now on display in the conference center inside The Hotel at Auburn University. Stop by before the new year to see this year's village!


December 16, 21, 22, 23 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Enjoy Christmas Cocktails and Holiday Hors D’ Oeuvres while learning how to master those holiday classics with our in-house mixologists. Guests will be guided through the proper methods of mixing cocktails and will have the opportunity to prepare classic holiday cocktails. Guests receive a special gift to take home at the end of the night. Limited spots available. For Reservations, please contact Adam Keeshan at (334) 321-3165 or by email

$55 per person


Saturday, December 19 thru Tuesday, December 22 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Experience the magic of the holiday season by creating your very own Gingerbread House.  Executive Sous Chef, Brandon Burleson, will assist your child in assembling and decorating a Gingerbread House. The class includes all materials, refreshments & the completed Gingerbread House to take home. Immediately following the class, children are invited to gather round the hotel’s Gingerbread Village to listen to classic holiday stories during Storytime with Santa. For reservations, please contact Anna Kent at (334) 321-3175 or by email

Gingerbread Class is $35 per child 


December 24 & 25 | 5:00pm-9:00pm

Let our culinary team do the cooking for you and enjoy a delicious four course holiday meal in Ariccia.     Reservations highly recommended and can be made by contacting Ariccia at 334.844.5140

Adults $39           Children $19

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December 31 | 5:30pm-1:00am

Ring in 2016 with a five course sharing menu in Ariccia, a champagne toast at midnight and live jazz in piccolo.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Ariccia at 334.844.5140

Dinner seating between 5:30pm-11:00pm Live jazz at 9:00pm

$60 per person

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