When was the last time you went on a date with your husband? I know with Thanksgiving behind us, endless school activities, hectic work schedule and what seems like a long list of holiday to-do list it’s sometimes problematic finding some time to carve out for your significant other. We have two young ones at home, it isn’t always easy to find time for ourselves, so we have to make a conscious decision to carve out some alone time. We have to remind ourselves that yes, we love the kids but also need to take some time for ourselves as well. Here are 7 Romantic Holiday Winter Dates Ideas that aren’t cheesy to cure your holiday/winter blues.
Holiday Winter Dates Ideas
- Weekend Gateway – Drop the kids off at their grandparents and treat yourselves to a weekend getaway. Nothing excessive could be a Friday to Saturday stay or be a rebel and extend it till Sunday. Indulge in a couples massage, the quality time together will help you be a better parent for the kids. If you’re lucky enough to stay at a hotel that has a lounge, go dancing.
- Christmas Lights Tour – Check out a local holiday light show in your area. These are usually listed in the town’s bulletin or Google Christmas Lights Tour in your city or state. We have one here, that if you tune your radio to a particular station, you can listen to the music that is coordinated to the lights. It’s kind of cool.
- Netflix and Chill – No cabin fever here. Put the kids to bed early, light up the fireplace, grab a blanket and curl up on the couch with your honey. Thumb through Netflix holiday watchlist, choose an old classic or a new holiday flick you both can enjoy. For starters, try the Night before Christmas. Another great choice is season 1, episode 10 of Gilmore Girls you will get some insight into Lorelai’s complicated relationship with her parents. Make a warm and cozy adult beverage to compliment the season. Bonus point if you can set up chocolate fondue to kick the night up a notch.
- Go Sledding – Nothing rekindles romance like laughing together. Indulge your inner child and head out on the slope. Don’t know how? The thrill will be in learning and discovering new activities together plus it will bring you closer together.
- Watch a Show at the Theater – We’re lucky enough to live a hop, skip, and jump away from the New York City Theater District. You can check out the Rockettes, or stop by the Rockefeller Center and take pictures by the tree.
- Karaoke Night – Can’t sing? No way! The key to making this a success is to let go of all inhibitions and just have fun. We have never done this before, but a friend suggested it, and it’s now on our to-do list. I will imagine that belting out a song off-key will forever change you. At the minimum it would have you laughing.
- Wine Tasting Tour– Who said you’ve to go to Napa to enjoy the intense flavor of a good wine. I am not a lush, but once in awhile I enjoy a glass or two of wine. Hopefully, there is a winery close to your neighborhood. If you’re not a fan of wine, go to your local pub or brewery and try beer tasting.
Are you adding date night to your calendar this holiday season?