The 12 Dates of Christmas: Twelve of the Best First Date Ideas for the Holiday Season
Christmas season is coming and what better way to spend it then with your bagel? Here are some of the best first date ideas (and second date!) for the holiday season.
Ice-skating under the Christmas stars is probably one of the most cliche, yet beautifully picturesque dates that you need to do. Spend the night holding hands and doing loops around the rink to “Jingle Bell Rock”.
2. Hot Chocolate & Christmas Movies
Snuggle up under the blankets with a mug of peppermint hot chocolate and tune in for a marathon of your favorite holiday movies. We recommend classics like Elf, Gremlins, and Miracle on 34th Street.
3. See a Local Christmas Musical or Play
Get in the Christmas spirit and stop by your local theater or church to watch performances of classics like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” or “The Christmas Carol”.
4. Watch a Christmas Symphony or Ballet
Experience the wondrous sights and sounds of Christmas by attending a performance of Handel’s Messiah or the Nutcracker Suite by your local symphony or ballet.
5. Go Thrift Shopping for Ugly Christmas Sweaters
For all the hipsters out there, what better way to spend time with your date then hunting for hidden treasures at the local thrift store? Plus, you’ll have an easy outfit to wear to that ugly sweater party your friend’s throwing.
6. Look at Neighborhood Christmas Lights
Hop in your car and spend the night driving around neighborhoods well-known for their extravagant holiday decorations. Nothing beats good conversation and admiring the gorgeous Christmas lights.
7. Decorate a Gingerbread House
Come prepared with your favorite candies and show off your creative side through this edible, Christmas treat. Buy a pre-made kit, or if the two of you are ambitious, you can build your own house from scratch.
8. Volunteer at a Toy Drive
Give back by volunteering at a local toy drive. This Christmas season give the greatest gift of joy and put a smile on a child’s face.
9. Go Tobogganing
Instead of building snowmen, making snow angels, and participating in typical snowball fights, try something a bit more adventurous! Get ready for a thrill when you take your date tobogganing down the snow-covered hills at the local park.
10. Harvest Your Own Christmas Tree
Embrace the outdoors and head out to a Christmas tree farm to choose and cut down your own tree. Check out this site for nearby farms in your state.
11. Go Window Shopping
Take a stroll downtown to admire the gorgeous decorations and window displays of your favorite shops and luxury brands. Macy’s in particular is known for their festive decorations and giant Christmas trees.
12. Have a Christmas Food Party
What would Christmas be without all the festive food? Treat your date to a romantic dinner at one of the best restaurants in town or better yet, cook up a holiday-inspired feast in the comforts of your kitchen. Make sure to indulge in some prime rib, Christmas ham, and pecan pie.
Looking for more non-holiday-related fun? Don’t forget to check out our article on another creative date idea!