Top 10 Christmas date ideas

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Emily Cullen, Student Writer

During the holidays, we all love to do things with that one person we love, but we’re scared that we won’t find the right idea of what to do. Well, no worries! Here are some date-night ideas this holiday season:

  1. Go to an ice-skating rink. Ice-skating under the Christmas stars is probably one of the most cliche, yet beautifully picturesque dates that you can do. Spend the night holding hands and doing loops around the rink to “Jingle Bell Rock.”
  2. Nothing is more romantic than snuggling up under the blankets with a mug of peppermint hot chocolate while tuning in for a marathon of your favorite holiday movies. We recommend classics like Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street.
  3. Go see a local Christmas musical or play get into the Christmas spirit by stopping at 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 thrifting for ugly sweaters. For all the hipsters out there, what better way to spend time with your date than 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. 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. Go tobogganing. Instead of building snowmen, making snow angels, or 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.
  9. Harvest your own tree. Embrace the outdoors and head out to a Christmas tree farm to choose and cut down your own tree.
  10. 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 its festive decorations and giant Christmas trees.

I hope these ideas add to your holiday season! Happy holidays!