The Holidays are more than gift giving time – they are date opportunities for spending quality time together. It doesn’t matter if you are dating, or married 20 years, amidst the “musts” and “shoulds” of holiday preparation, consider some true stress relief by spending intentional time together.
Avoid the stress – look for some great dates! We have a few suggestions for activities around town. Perhaps slip back to a simpler time? A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House (Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul MN). Visit the Alexander Ramsey House this holiday season as Christmas 1875 comes alive. Take in a Victorian holiday with heirloom ornaments on the 12 foot parlor tree, period china on the dining room table, and fresh cookies from the wood-burning stove.
The popular “Homecoming” holiday tours run through Jan. 3, 2010. Other special programs include Annie’s Kitchen baking classes, Victorian floral workshops and special carriage rides around Historic Irvine Park. Visitors should make their reservations early for these popular events.
Need a date with a few laughs? A holiday favorite returns with Triple Espresso – A Highly Caffeinated Comedy. It is back at the Music Box Theatre on Nicollet Avenue through Jan 9. Triple Espresso tells the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. Butternut is a musician, a vulnerable soul with a lounge lizard smile; Maxwell is an uncertain magician with an attitude; and Bean is an irrepressible, all-over-the-map entertainer with big dreams. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.
Or perhaps a Nostalgia Date with some charitable overtones. Check out the Riverview Theatre! In what is becoming an annual tradition, they will have screenings of A CHRISTMAS STORY on December 20-23. This year they will also have IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE on the schedule. Admission to either of these films will help benefit the local Food Shelf. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for just $1. Click here for more information. (Advance tickets are now on sale on their website.)
Another intimate date idea? Consider improve theatre at Stevie Ray’s Improv company at the Chanhassen with a brand new holiday show.
Stevie Ray’s proudly presents its newest holiday comedy with music, O Little Town of Chanhassen November 19-December 30. Enjoy holiday music and comedy!
Of course the best stress reduction is fabulous easy-to-find-gifts for your special someone – you can shop for a unique and memorable date to give as a holiday gift! Just shop here – at Out of The Box Dates – see our exciting romantic adventures! We wish you the best holiday season ever!