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2014 Holiday Events

The holidays are all about tradition and spending time with loved ones, and The Hotel at Auburn University, Ariccia, & Piccolo are bringing families together this season.

Holiday Parties

The holidays are just around the corner and The Hotel at Auburn University is the ideal setting for your holiday celebration. With a variety of private event spaces, we can accommodate both large and intimate gatherings. Experienced staff will assist with planning and customizing your event to fit your budget.


Book your Holiday Party by October 31, 2014 and receive a Complimentary Suite for the night of your event.*

Choose an additional complimentary enhancement for Sunday-Thursday events:
5% Menu Discount
50% off Meeting Room Rental
Upgrade your bar from Deluxe to Premium

To book your holiday party, please contact Todd Scholl at (334) 321-3174 or

*Minimum Booking Required, Subject to Availability

Holiday Party Flyer

Thanksgiving Brunch

Celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family at The Hotel at Auburn University’s Thanksgiving Brunch. The brunch will feature an assortment of salads, sides, hot and cold selections, and a carving station featuring holiday favorites. Brunch will be in the Ballroom of the conference center and seatings will be at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The cost for brunch is $45 for adults, $19 for children ages five to 12, and free for children ages four and under. Learn more...

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (334) 844-5140

Flyer: Thanksgiving Brunch Flyer

Thanksgiving Dinner

Starting at 5:00 p.m., Ariccia will be serving a four-course Thanksgiving Dinner featuring turkey and a variety of tasty accompaniments sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. The meal will begin with Pumpkin marmalade, spiced pepitas & a crispy pumpkin chip, followed by delicate greens with sweet potato gougeres and spiced pecan vinaigrette. The main course will feature turkey roulade with cranberry and oregano stuffing, roasted winter squash and haricovert. An apple cranberry crisp with walnut almond cream, spiced syrup and vanilla ice cream will conclude the dinner. The cost for dinner is $49 per person.

Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by contacting Ariccia at (334) 844-5140

Thanksgiving Dinner Flyer

Gingerbread Village Unveiling

The festive holiday celebration will kick off with the unveiling of the famous Gingerbread Village on December 4, 2014 at 5:00pm. Guests are invited to gather in The Hotel at Auburn University conference center to enjoy hot cocoa, cider, cookies, and the sounds of a bell choir, while taking in the Gingerbread Village.

The village’s framework is constructed in partnership with Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction and the Master of Integrated Design and Construction Program. Students created the houses’ frame work using high-definition LiDAR technology.

Teddy Bear Tea

Children, parents and all teddy bears are cordially invited to Teddy Bear Teas at Piccolo. Tea, hot cocoa, sandwiches, sweets and cookies will be served while children snuggle up around the fireplace with their favorite teddy bears. These old-fashioned high teas return to Piccolo on December 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. They will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and cost $25 per person. A life-sized teddy bear and holiday elf will be in attendance to play with children and read them holiday stories.

For more information or to make reservations for this year’s event, call Ariccia at (334) 844-5140.


Tea Sandwiches

Tomato & Cheddar

Ham, Brie & Apple

Grilled Shrimp & Ham

Salmon & Cucumber

Pesto Chicken

Turkey Avocado Pinwheel

Pigs in a blanket


Mini Scones

Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprints

Mini Cupcakes

Lemon Squares

Teddy Bear Cookies

Brownie Bites

Fruit Skewers

Chocolate Mousse Shooters

Elf Tuck-In

Visions of sugarplum fairies will dance in children’s heads after a special visit from one of Santa’s elves. Guests can cozy up with a mug of hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies while Santa’s elf reads good little boys and girls a Christmas story before tucking them in.

Tuck-Ins are available December 19 thru December 23, 2014 with a $50 enhancement to the room charge. Hotel reservations are required and can be made by contacting 334-821-8200 or online.

When booking online, you must first select your arrival & departure dates then select your room type. Once you have completed these steps the Elf Tuck In will be available under Enhance Your Stay. 

Christmas Dinner

Take out the worry of cooking and have a “Holly Jolly Christmas” this year at Ariccia Trattoria & Bar! Enjoy Christmas Dinner at Ariccia with an a la carte menu and a special three-course Christmas Dinner menu. Dinner takes place December 24 and December 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The price for adults is $49. To make a reservation, call (334) 844-5140 or reserve online.

Christmas Dinner Menu

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Count down to the New Year with a lavish, five-course dinner at Ariccia Trattoria & Bar. When the clock strikes midnight, guests can make a champagne toast while enjoying the live jazz music at Piccolo.

The celebration takes place from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on December 31, 2014. For reservations, call (334) 844-5140.

New Year's Eve Flyer

New Year's Eve Menu

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