You may have to hide this holiday date from your youngsters, but heading to a local rink or seasonal ice skating pond is rich on fun without costing a lot.
Check with your city to uncover tree lighting ceremonies happening in your area. They are often free and feature a festive countdown and a visit from Santa Claus.
For a free holiday date idea, intertwine your fingers with your honey and wander slowly through the nearest neighborhood hot spot for Christmas lights displays with hot coco in hand.
Whether you head to the mall or to an affordable local holiday festival, pay a visit to Santa without your kids and spring for a couples' photo with the jolly man himself.
Set your kids up with a sleepover at grandma and grandpa's house and settle in with your honey for a movie marathon at home, complete with your favorite holiday movies.
Scope out the perfect conifer on a Christmas tree farm or lot and partake in the fun and games. You can always bring your family back later to approve it and pick it up.
Check for holiday plays or concerts playing at a local venue, which are traditionally more affordable yet tell the same story.
Hook up with a group or set out on your own to belt out your favorite holiday tunes together without spending a dime.
Grab a seat at a local coffee shop or snuggle up in front of a romantic fire after the kids are in bed and read classic Christmas stories to one another to amp up the romance and the holiday spirit.
Around your neighborhood or at a local park, strolling hand-in-hand through the season's changing foliage is free -- and ultra romantic -- when looking for a holiday date that doesn't have to be scheduled.
"It's important to date your mate," advises Julie Spira, Cyber-dating expert. "Creating rituals together such as a weekly date night will enhance your relationship and give you something to look forward to," even through the busy holiday.
And, regardless of how busy holidays with kids can be, Spira urges couples to honor your date night. "It will keep your relationship alive!" With these 10 cheap date holiday date ideas, romancing your mate is not only important, it can also be affordable!
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