Winter days won’t feel so gloomy when you plan romantic nights with your loved ones. If you’re looking for some date ideas to enjoy this winter, look no further than these 13 winter date ideas! From spending a night out on the town or getting cozy at home with hot cocoa, there’s something for everyone to consider.
12 Winter Date Ideas to Keep You Warm This Season
Most couples can’t wait for the cooler weather to start because that’s when they get to enjoy seasonally specific romantic outings. No matter what you choose to enjoy, just make sure you do it with the one that you love.
A night on the town at a winter carnival or winter beer garden
Winter carnivals and beer gardens are a fun way to celebrate the season! There’s nothing like spending time with your loved one in front of an artificial snowbank, ice-skating rink, or warming up next to a bonfire. These festivities usually offer live entertainment, rides, games making them the ultimate date option for a cool night out.
Stay inside and make hot cocoa together
After a long, cold day together it may be tempting to want to stay inside and cozy up on the couch. Consider making some hot cocoa with your loved one – or trying out different variations using your own personal twists. Have fun experimenting with toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, and more while you relax in front of the TV. Sharing a hot chocolate is a very romantic thing to do in the winter.
Watch Holiday Movies: Elf, The Holiday, Love Actually
Watching winter movies is a great way to spend an evening together. Have you seen Elf? This holiday movie will have you feeling merry in no time with its perfect mix of comedy and Christmas cheer! Looking for a bit of romance? Then opt for The Holiday or Love Actually instead. These two rom-coms would make the perfect fun free date ideas for winter
Start Your Own Tradition
Every local city has its own special event happening during the last few months of the year. Whether it’s the ice skating at Rockefeller Center in NYC or a general holiday festivity that only occurs where you live, make sure you don’t miss it.
Visit a seasonal farmer’s market
A seasonal farmer’s market is a great place to find locally grown produce that’s ready for picking. Pick up some fresh vegetables and then head home and cook up a delicious meal from scratch.
Go on a hike
If there’s snow out on the floor, take your loved ones on a date to explore some local landscapes. Bundle up and head outside for some beautiful scenic pictures as you hike through unknown territory.
Have breakfast for dinner (complete with pancakes!)
Who says any of this has to be complicated? Treat your loved one to a home-cooked dinner, but mix things up! What if you made breakfast for dinner tonight and kicked everything off with pancakes? Start your morning off on the right foot and have a delicious breakfast in the evening.
Go ice skating together
If you’ve never been ice skating before, now is the perfect time to grab a pair of skates and hit the ice. Find an outdoor rink, bundle up, and twirl!
Make winter crafts together
There are two different ways you can show off your artsy side, and both most likely involve getting your hands dirty. Winter is a great time to get crafty with your loved one. Find several seasonally-themed projects online – from ornaments to snowflakes, or book a proper class and make it a date to remember.
Start a book club
Couples that read together, stay together. That’s the rumor, at least. Now is the perfect time of the year to cozy up with your loved one and read some stories with snowy themes. Don’t know where to start? How about: “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens or “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!”
Write letters to each other
This romantic winter date idea is one that could technically happen all year-round, but why not opt to write a personal letter to the person you love on a dark, cold night… and benefit from the atmosphere. Then, when you exchange your written words of love, you could have a great excuse to cozy up with one another and show your appreciation.
Naturally, a coat drive comes to mind when I think of volunteering during the colder months, but there are plenty of other great opportunities you can get involved with as a team. With a coat drive, you will be responsible for collecting coats, scarves, and gloves from donors in order to provide the attire to those who may not be able to afford it themselves.
Which of these winter date ideas interest you the most? Would love to hear!
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