Sunday Saves: Thriving During the Holiday Season
The holidays are in full swing and just days left to Christmas (not weeks!) and Hanukkah underway. The streets are bustling, traffic is real, and a delayed snow start in Minnesota makes celebrating and getting around town even easier this season. Today we’re rounding up a few of the ways to thrive this holiday season, and embrace the holiday spirit!
Save the Date
With many holiday events all over the Twin Cities, we have a few we highly recommend.
Grab a small group or your special person and head to the Hewing Hotel, a historic hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Festive decor, and quite frankly, one of the coolest places to be this season. All the kids are gathering there this season ;). Also, the Warehouse district is the new hot spot, make a dinner reservation here or at one of the talked about surrounding restaurants, Sanjusan, Maison Margaux, an old favorite 112 Eatery or Spoon and Stable.
A few family traditions we do every year, the first is The Childrens Theatre for their annual holiday show. This year is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Grab a matinee showing and head out to dinner afterward, a fun family tradition, for ALL ages. January is the best time to go this year with December performances almost sold out.
Circus Juventas, located in St. Paul, is a secret that was never meant to be a secret. Their holiday show, Hygge Holiday, runs through December 17th. If you cannot make the event, what a perfect gift for someone else this holiday season.
Holiday Activities for the Home
We’ve shared our repeat blog post on How to Decorate the Mantel, Two Ways before. Updated links and inspiration as a great way to find new inspiration, maybe using old decor and grabbing 1-2 new things this season.
We also love a few good activities and recently added these to our home for everyone to get lost in, while anticipating the holidays.
Lego Ideas Home Alone House, this one may require a few sets of hands and several days, but a fun one that can be put together each year, or stored away for ease of display each season.
Holiday puzzles, we love the seasonal Galison puzzles, go for the 1,000-piece sets. We usually set this out on the dining room table as it gets worked on the entire month of December. One lucky person gets to put the final puzzle piece in.
Make a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
We can’t take credit, Charlie Kath had the brilliant idea of putting this together last year. It was so fun, and festive, we noted it for future holiday gatherings this season. While we did not follow a recipe, you can find a few ideas here.
Sharing a few recent St. Paul, Minnesota projects we think you might like: