Winter is not only one of the most magical times of the year but also the most romantic. It's the season of Christmas rom-coms, snow angels, hot chocolate, passionate kisses under the mistletoe and some of the most unforgettable dates. No wonder couples are so in love with winter! If you are looking for romantic winter date ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Here's our list of the sweetest winter activities you and your partner will absolutely love.
Bake a Gingerbread House
Making gingerbread cookies and gingerbread houses is a Christmas tradition in many families. So how about trying yourself out at baking? If you are not afraid of challenges, you can bake the gingerbread house from scratch. You'll just have to make ginger cookies of a particular shape, assemble all the pieces, and decorate the edible house with your favorite icing and candies. If baking is not your strong suit, buy a pre-baked house. All you will be left to do is to decorate it. Either way, gingerbread house baking is a fun activity that will bond you two even closer and show you and your partner how creative you can get.
Explore Local Holiday Markets
Holiday markets have everything you need for a romantic day or night out. The cool thing is that such markets can be found in most towns and cities! So choose one that could be fun and start your sweet date. Do some holiday shopping together, treat yourself to hot chocolate or apple cider, try baked goodies, or just stroll around simply enjoying the dazzling lights. Want to create even more memories? Instead of exploring only a single holiday market, visit a few more. And don’t forget to take some lovely shots on camera!
Try Hot Yoga Together
Have you ever heard of hot yoga? It’s a form of traditional yoga but with a twist. All exercises are performed in a room heated up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Well, just what you need to warm yourself up on a cold winter day. Hot yoga offers a ton of physical benefits, including stress reduction, improved strength, and flexibility. So if you and your partner are looking for new experiences, hot yoga is what you need to try. Who knows, maybe it’ll become your new shared hobby!
Build a Blanket Fort
This activity will make your inner child happy! Rearrange your furniture a little bit, take all the sheets and blankets you have in your house, grab some chairs and couches for the foundation and get to work. Voila — your cozy little hideout for two is complete. Bring in some snacks and drinks, and don’t forget about the flashlights. Now you can cuddle up inside your fort! Read books together, play card games, share some childhood stories or discuss your plans for the future.
Have a Snow Sculpture Contest
Who says you're too grown-up for some snowy fun? Embrace your inner child and have a friendly snow sculpting competition with your partner to see who can create the coolest snow figure. Before starting, decide on a theme for your snow sculptures. It could be something romantic, like a heart or intertwined initials, or something whimsical. Bring along a thermos filled with your favourite hot drink to keep you both warm. The prize for the winner? Sweet kiss!
Light a Bonfire
Lighting a bonfire is yet another amazing winter date activity. So, if you live near a park or beach that allows building bonfires — lucky you. Once you assemble the fire, snuggle under the blanket and relax. Sip your favorite hot drink from the thermos, toast some s’mores, watch the sunset and get reminiscent of the good times you've shared. The best recipe for a romantic date night! Are the two of you more of an at-home type? Don't worry! You can have a little bonfire party right in the backyard of your house. Trust us, the date will be just as magical!
Go Christmas Caroling
Christmas caroling is an amazing option for a winter date. Select your favorite holiday tunes and practice them with your significant other. Once you feel confident enough, channel your inner Mariah Carey and head out in the neighborhood to spread some holiday cheer. Yes, it takes a bit of gut, but you will remember this moment forever! If singing to strangers is not your cup of tea, have a Christmas carol karaoke night. Find instrumental versions of your favorite tunes and sing your lungs out. That's the best alternative for more introverted couples!
Take a Scenic Winter Drive
Find a route with showstopping winter views and enjoy a relaxing drive together, accompanied by your favourite Christmas tunes. Don't forget to bring along some snacks, drinks and your camera to capture all the special moments of your spontaneous little adventure.