You know the lyrics: “Baby, it’s cold outside.” But don’t let the cold stop you from having fun, reconnecting, or meeting someone new with a date night! Here are 30 fun, inexpensive, and totally seasonally appropriate winter date ideas!
30 Winter Date Ideas
1. Go sledding.
2. Sing Christmas carols.
3. Hit the slopes (Ski, Snowboard, or just hang out in the lodge!)
4. Take a sleigh ride.
5. Make homemade hot chocolate and snuggle up with a movie and your cocoa.
6. Go on a hunt for the perfect Christmas tree.
7. Shop with a $5 budget and try to pick out a perfect gift for someone together.
8. Watch your favorite Christmas movies (I recommend Elf!)
9. Bake and frost sugar cookies.
10. Play in the snow! Build a snowman, lay down and make snow angel, toss snowballs at each other, and act like kids again.
11. Pick a name from a giving tree and shop for gifts for someone in need together.
12. Shop for ugly Christmas sweaters at a thrift store.
13. Cut and craft paper snowflakes and decorate your home or car with them.
14. Make a homemade potato soup, then enjoy your meal together.
15. Discuss your New Year resolutions, and start making progress on a goal together. Like if you want to lose weight for the new year, hit the gym together, or if you want to cook from home more then take a cooking class together.
16. Find a hot tub or hot springs to warm you up while the snow sprinkles down.
17. Read a book together, cuddled up on the couch.
18. Watch a hockey game.
19. Put together a puzzle.
20. Drive around looking at Christmas lights.
21. Decorate a gingerbread house as a team (or compete!)
22. Warm up next to a fireplace and play a game of 20 questions to learn more about each other.
23. Make homemade gifts for friends and family.
24. Watch The Nutcracker ballet performance.
25. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
26. Hang Christmas lights, decorate the tree, and put up your wreath. Then, sit back together under the glow of the lights and talk.
27. Ding-dong-ditch the homes of your mutual friends, leaving a plate of goodies on the doorstep.
28. Flip through magazines and cut out or circle your holiday wishlist, then share your lists and talk about your interests.
29. Go ice skating.
30. Write an annual family letter together. If you’re not already a couple, each write your own end of the year letters, and then share and talk about what the past year held for you and what you hope from this upcoming year.
Looking for even more fun date ideas? Head over and see our other post on 50 Unique Date Ideas.