Christmas is one of the most romantic times of the year. What with chestnuts roasting on open fires, sparkling lights and drumming up ways to show your partner you love him, the holiday season might be cold, but the romance can keep things sizzling! Stay warm in the cool temperatures by trying these different date ideas this year.
Christmas tree decorating
Sure, an obvious activity, but decorating a Christmas tree together not only lets you bond in a creative way, but you can also make a date out of it. Soft Christmas music, hot chocolate, a fireplace and sparkling lights with pretty ornaments… It’s pure romance!
Frolicking on the ice is a classic winter date idea. Get your skates on, and visit your local skating rink, preferably an outdoor one so you can enjoy the Christmas lights. After you freeze on the ice, finish the date off with some hot chocolate and good conversation.
Visit a Christmas market
Many cities host outdoor Christmas markets similar to ones held in Europe, where venders sell roasted chestnuts, hot apple cider and baked goods. Glittering lights and Christmas music provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the season as you’re bundled up and strolling outside with your loved one. If it snows, you’ve got one romantic evening.
Cozy Christmas movie night
What’s better than movies, popcorn, gingerbread cookies, hot chocolate and a fireplace? A Christmas movie marathon! Make a list of your favourite childhood Christmas movies, like Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street, and add a few holiday romantic comedies in there as well. Cuddle under a blanket, and feast on Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and popcorn as you watch Christmas movies. If you have any gifts left to wrap, do that together while the movies are playing. Simple, romantic and absolutely adorable!
Bake Christmas cookies together
Are you both stuck on what to get people at the office for Christmas? Have a baking date, where you look up a Christmas cookie recipe or use a childhood favourite for some nostalgia. Baking not only helps couples bond but also inspires conversations about past and future Christmases. If you have extra time, make a gingerbread house together, where you can get extra creative while decorating it. Just make sure he helps you clean up afterward.