The holidays are here and everyone is ready to spread some holiday cheer! As hectic and rushed as this time of year can be, couples can choose to switch to the “slow lane” and spend some quality time with one another with these date night ideas.
1. Holiday Movie Night
Movie nights are always a top pick for date night ideas, but something about sharing your favourite holiday flick with a loved one just makes it all the more personal. Scour sites like Netflix or dust off the DVDs and cuddle up with your partner. Just don’t forget the popcorn!
2. Decorate the Home Together
There are a lot of memories and traditions that often come tied in with decorating the home for the holidays. Sharing this fun time with your partner will foster a deeper connection with them, and you end up with a home filled with beautiful twinkling lights and festive decorations! Pour some spiked eggnog and put on some Christmas carols and you’ll both be sure to get into the holiday spirit. Don’t forget to put up the mistletoe!
3. Play Outside
For those who are lucky enough to have a “White Christmas” this year, consider breaking out the skis, snowboard, or the sled and head on over to your favorite hill or mountain. For those who may not be so into high speeds, snow shoeing is also a great way to explore the wintry outdoors and have a great time with your loved one.
However, snow isn’t the only way to have fun outside on a cold winter’s night. Consider grabbing a couple of hot chocolates and heading to the best spot in town for some star gazing. Nothing is more beautiful than a clear winter’s evening that’s filled with sparkling stars.
4. Cook a Meal
Choose a meal that you’ve both never made and think you may enjoy and whip it up together! Who knows, it may become a “holiday classic” meal in your home.
5. Do a Good Deed
The holidays are a time when many less fortunate then yourself may be struggling or be looking for that extra “break” to make this time of year more bearable. Doing a good deed doesn’t need to be extensive or even costly. Simply offering to watch the child of a friend while they go on a date night or out to a Christmas party is one way to make a difference in the life of another. Some other ideas include:
- Creating care packages for the homeless (and handing them out on a chilly evening)
- Taking your well behaved pooch or kitten to a local nursing home
- Volunteering in a soup kitchen
- Shovelling the side walk or driveway of a friend or neighbor
6. Read a Book Together
One of our favourite date night ideas is sharing your most beloved holiday tale with your partner by reading it out loud together. Whether it’s sympathizing with poor Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or gasping at Scrooge’s antics in “A Christmas Carol”, you’ll both love sharing in the holiday classics together.
Counting down the sleeps to Christmas!