My (early) Christmas gift to you: 12 winter date ideas to suffice all your dreamy Christmas wishes for the next 3 days leading up until Christmas, and all the winter days that follow.
#1 OUTDOOR SKATING
This is definitely one of my favourite winter dates to go on. I like to go at least once in the city under all the Christmas lights, and once in the mountains, because nothing beats this backdrop.
#2 BUILD A COZY FORT AND WATCH ALL THE CUTE CHRISTMAS MOVIES
Everyone loves a good Christmas movie. You can’t go wrong with a Christmas classic, a Hallmark special, or a cheesy Netflix original.
#3 VISIT A CHRISTMAS MARKET
Christmas markets are so great for getting into the Christmas spirit and maybe even getting a little Christmas shopping done while you’re there!
#4 BAKE CHRISTMAS COOKIES IN YOUR PJs
Why not get a little messy while you’re getting festive! Baking is such a fun way to bond.
#5 GO SEE THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
The most magical date of all. These lights are at the Noel Festival in Calgary, which actually doubles as an indoor light park, and Christmas market – two dates in one!
#6 ATTEND A HOLIDAY WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOP
I’ve had this date on my list for at least a couple of seasons now! My mom is always going to Christmas wreath or tree workshops around the holidays and I think it would make such a cute date!
#7 HAVE A GINGERBREAD BUILDING COMPETITION
Spice things up with a little friendly holiday-themed competition. Paul and I had a blast decorating gingerbread houses the other night.
#8 VISIT A CHRISTMAS TREE NURSERY
I know it’s a little late to buy a tree, but it’s still fun to browse the rows of delicious smelling pine trees.
#9 SNOWBALL FIGHT
You’re never too old to play in the snow. Bundle up, go for a winter walk, and engage in a spontaneous snowball fight.
#10 GO ON A SLEIGH RIDE
What better way to get in the Christmas spirit?! If Paul wasn’t allergic to horses I’d definitely be taking him on this date.
Channel your inner childhood energy, grab some toboggans and find the biggest hill in your neighborhood to go tobogganing.
#12 TAKE A MINI GETAWAY
This one makes for the perfect Christmas gift or the perfect escape from the holiday madness. Paul and I were just in Canmore, AB this week for a little getaway at Basecamp Resorts and it was absolutely a dream.
Wishing you all the merriest holiday season, and I hope these dates brighten your day!