50 Christmas Date Ideas

1. Drive around neighborhoods and look at lights

2. Make a hot chocolate bar, have friends/family over

3. Go get some cinnamon buns

4. Make cake balls

5. Go Caroling, preferably to a hospital or nursing home

6. Play Christmas music together on the piano

7. Visit Santa’s enchanted forest

8. Get hot chocolate at Starbucks

9. Attend a Christmas concert at a local venue

10. Small town or small budget?  Attend the local high school’s Christmas concerts

11. Go see The Forgotten Carols

12. Go see The Christmas Carol

13. Be a ballet fan and go see The Nutcracker

14. Go see any other Christmas play/concert

15. Zoolights

16. Festival of Lights

17. Make Christmas cookies

18. Build gingerbread houses together

19. Watch Christmas movies

20. Wrap presents together

21. Go Christmas shopping together

22. Decorate

23. Hang lights around the house

24. Drink eggnog/hot chocolate/tea by a fire

25. Share our favorite versions of Christmas songs with each other

26. Take holiday photos

27. Go get your picture taken with Santa at the mall

28. Attend your holiday work party together

29. Write a newsletter together

30. Go get a tree together (real or fake)

31. Go ice skating

32. Volunteer- organize toys, gifts, or food at local non-profits

33. Go to a religious service- bonus points if it isn’t your religion and you get to learn something

34. Make Christmas shopping easy for others, go around town and take pictures of some items on your wish list to send to others.

35. Make stockings together

36. Hit up a bookstore, read your favorite childhood holiday books, A Christmas Carol, etc.

37. Take a sleigh-ride

38. Find one of your family’s favorite holiday recipes, make it together

39. Have a Christmas cookie exchange with other couples/friends

40. Make a homemade Christmas gift together

41. Rent a cabin for the weekend- preferably somewhere with snow

42. Ugly sweater party

43. Attend church sponsored parties/activities together

44. Choose a child’s name from a wish list and go shopping to find a toy to make the season for a child (Toys for Tots is a great source)

45. Discuss your family’s Christmas/holiday breakfast tradition.  Make that dish together for a breakfast date

46. Cut out snowflakes together.  Go donate the decorations to a shelter, nursing home, or school in need.

47. Find local holiday festivals, attend one together (Festival Lights, Festival of Trees, etc.)

48. Take a holiday cooking class together (there are typically several cookie classes offered)

49. Have a snowball fight

50. Take holiday treats to your neighbors, meet them, or get to know them a little better