Ring In The Holidays

Ring In The Holidays

Star treatment for VIP clients and guests.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

If your clients appreciate old-school pleasures, treat them to an evening at the venerable Saint Paul Hotel, where the ghosts of Jimmy Stewart and friends come back to life in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Relax over a round of Manhattans, followed by a sumptuous meal of seared pork loin with truffle potato purée and a bottle of Domaine Serene pinot noir as you watch five actors play every role in this clever interpretation of Frank Capra’s 1946 classic. Performances Dec. 10-20. 350 Market St., St. Paul, 651-228-3860, saintpaulhotel.com

Winter Solstice Celebration

If your out-of-town clients happen to be in town on December 22, do as the Scandis do and celebrate the longest night of winter at the American Swedish Institute, the most stylish museum this side of Stockholm. Warm up around the bonfire with a glass of glögg and shop for gifts, stocking stuffers and Scandinavian candy in the Jul Shop. Take a table at FIKA, the museum café, and toast to the return of the light with a round of Swedish slammers made with amaretto, aquavit and Swedish punsch, followed by house-cured gravlax and Swedish meatballs with potato purée and lingonberries. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Mpls., 612-871-4907, asimn.org

Brews ‘n Bulbs

If your clients are craft beer aficionados, treat them to a festive Brews ‘n Bulbs evening. Book a private tour for your team or join a group of fellow revelers at Flat Earth Brewing Co. in the former Hamm’s brewery. Your luxury motor coach will stop at St. Paul breweries such as Bad Weather Brewing, the female-owned Sidhe Brewing Co. and Burning Brothers Brewing. The tour also includes a stop in sparkling Rice Park and a spin through Phalen Park, illuminated for the holidays with 60 animated displays and light sculptures. Twin Cities Brewery Tours, 612-750-9898, tcbrewerytours.com

Ice-Skating at The Depot

For an only-in-Minneapolis experience, invite your clients to go ice-skating at The Depot, named one of North America’s top places to skate by Fodor’s Travel and MSNBC. As you lace up your rental skates, explain that the historic 1899 building, one of the last surviving long-span, truss-roofed train sheds in the U.S., was once the Milwaukee Road depot. Afterward, head over to Murray’s, situated in one of the oldest buildings in Minneapolis.

Order a couple of old-fashioneds, the signature Silver Butter Knife steak with béarnaise and a bottle of Nuits St. Georges for good measure. The Depot, 225 Third Ave. S., Mpls., 612-339-2253, thedepot minneapolis.com; Murray’s, 26 S. Sixth St., Mpls., 612-339-0909, murraysrestaurant.com

The Trump Who Stole Christmas

For a great American holiday outing, join the captains of local industry at Capital Grille for an early dinner. Dine on seared tenderloin with butter-poached lobster tails and roasted fingerling potatoes, washed down with a bottle of Honig cabernet sauvignon. Have a chauffeur drive around the block to Brave New Workshop, where the searing and roasting continues in The Trump Who Stole Christmas, a complex, well-balanced blend of comedy, improv and satire, with layers of irony and accents of wit. Performances through Jan. 30. The Capital Grille, 801 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-692-9000, thecapitalgrille.com; Brave New Workshop, 824 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-332-6620, theatre.braveneworkshop.com