The Best Winter Date Ideas
Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean that your dating life is frozen solid - there are so many fun things that you can do during the winter! Even if you just want to hibernate at home, here are some of our favorite ways to spend time with your special person while it’s cold and dark!
If you love going on little adventures, hiking is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors with your significant other and get a little exercise! Early in the season, the cold air can keep you invigorated and cool, while the white snow can be absolutely beautiful later in the season. If you’ve been dating for a while, why not make it a weekend long camping trip, especially if you’re both outdoorsy? Just check the weather and go earlier rather than later, though - you don’t want to be stuck camping in a blizzard!
If the weather isn’t being cooperative with you (or you just want to stay inside), how about a fun game night instead of an arduous hike? Game nights are the most fun with more people, so plan a double date with some friends, have some red wine and sit by the fire while working on an everlasting game of “Monopoly” or “Scrabble” - or take a chance with “Cards Against Humanity!”
If you’re into the arts, seeing a ballet is best during the winter. Winter is peak ballet season, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and take your special someone out for a classy evening. Check out local shows in your area and see if anywhere is performing famous shows such as “Swan Lake” or “The Nutcracker.” If tutus aren’t your thing, there should be other theater productions that are good for staying inside away from the chill.
Sure, this may be something for children during the summer, but think s’mores are even better during the winter. If you have a fireplace, winter is full or romantic opportunities. Roast some marshmallows and make your own s’mores with your romantic partner in front of the crackling flames. It’s a delicious and heartwarming way to cap a great night.
Grab a nice warm cup of hot chocolate, lace up, and hit the rink! It’s a great way to get to know each other, talking while you circle the rink if you know how to skate. If you don’t know how to skate you can try and learn together, bonding over a few silly slips on the ice. Depending on where you live, outdoors rinks can be an option. Plus, you can plan a really cute outfit and have a ton of fun.
Ice Sculpture Show
We’ve discovered that ice sculpture shows are a thing, and we’re excited! You might be wary at first, but trust us, there are some seriously amazing carvings. (You could even find some crazy decorations for the holiday party!) Not only is it entertaining, but the show might also be part of a winter market full of holiday crafts and warming nibbles.
Grab an old sled (or purchase a cheap plastic sheet from the dollar store) and head to the nearest hill. Obviously, you need some snow on the ground for this to work but if you have the right weather, sledding can be cute and fun. Relive a little bit of your childhood with the adding bonus that it’s a lot easier to get up the hill! And if you live near a real mountain? You can always go tubing, skiing, or snowboarding instead.
Indoor Farmer’s Market
Check out your local farmer’s market before it’s all packed up for the winter! Larger markets (or permanent markets) will move indoors during the late fall and early winter so people can still shop for the last rounds of fresh produce. Other times there are craft fairs or winter markets. After you’ve picked a few items, head back home and make a romantic dinner while enjoying a glass of red wine. Winter can be fun and romantic even when it’s cold outside!