The holiday season is coming up, and regardless of the restrictions, it is still the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season means snuggling up or venturing out and enjoying the company of your significant other. We’ve compiled a list of romantic, budget-friendly, and festive filled date night ideas you and your partner will enjoy!

Here is a list of 10 holiday date night ideas:

Make a Holiday Cocktail Together

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 - Making Cocktails Together

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Making Cocktails Together

Cozy up after making your favourite holiday cocktails together. A festive holiday drink that’s everyone’s favourite is the classic mulled wine cocktail! Not only is it simple to make with minimal ingredients, but you can also customize the taste to your liking with almost anything. Want to make it stronger? Add your go-to liqueur! Want to make it sweeter? Add your favourite sweetener! 

Prepare a Holiday Meal at Home

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 - Making a Holiday Meal Together

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Making a Holiday Meal Together

Ditch the typical weekly meal prepping or ordering take out and cook a romantic dinner at home instead. A fun and easy meal to make together is pizza! Homemade pizza is super easy to do and can easily accommodate any food restrictions or preferences. For all the carb lovers, this delicious healthy pizza is something you both will appreciate.

Bake Holiday Treats Together

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Baking Together

Another fun way to spend your evening together during the holidays is to bake! Nothing gets you into the holiday spirits other than baking, enjoying, or giving out holiday cookies. It doesn’t have to be fancy or require a long list of ingredients and tools. You can also buy store-bought cookies and dress them up. Why not make a batch of holiday sugar cookies and share them with your family and friends too!

Wine or Beer Tasting

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 - Wine or Beer Tasting

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Wine or Beer Tasting

If cooking or baking is not your forte, but drinking is, set up a wine tasting or beer tasting at home. Depending on what your palates are like, choose different wines and beers that you both have not tried yet. To make this date night even more romantic, add some candles to the area and blindfold one another as you’re sampling each drink!

DIY Holiday Project

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 - DIY Project

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – DIY Project

If you’re looking for something crafty to do, a “do-it-yourself” project would be a great option. A DIY project is a perfect way to stay in, get your hands dirty, use your creative juices, and work together on creating something homemade. For the holidays, why not decorate your house with DIY festive décor! A bonus is that you’ll get to save money from the store-bought décor and you’ll get to do something new and exciting together.

Go Ice Skating

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 - Ice Skating

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Ice Skating

Grab your skates and ice skate at your nearest rink! Many skating rinks are not offering rentals at this time. However, you can always find used skates online, or you can always borrow from someone you may know as well. Ice skating is also a fun and romantic way to stay active during the holidays. 

Volunteer

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 - Volunteer Together

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Volunteer Together

If you are in the giving spirits this holiday season, there are many ways you and your partner can volunteer. Whether it is sharing a computer and searching for local charities, you can donate money to or see if there are any local non-profit organizations where you can deliver care packages to families in need in your community. 

Spa Day at Home

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 - Spa Day At Home

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Spa Day At Home

Winter weather can definitely affect your skin. Aside from wearing a face mask every day, our skin is screaming for extra care. Use ingredients right from your kitchen like turmeric, lemon, sugar, and honey to make an at-home face mask. Light up some candles and play your favourite spa relaxing music playlist and enjoy them at home pampering night-in. Your skin will thank you.

Take an Online Class Together

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 - Online Class

10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Online Class

Is there a skill you would like to hone together with your partner? Maybe it’s something new that you both always wanted to learn. Need some ideas? Try a virtual photography class, cooking class, vlogging class, creative writing class or even an art class! Learning a new skill together can be just the excitement you need to spark up your holidays with one another. 

Holiday Movie Film Festival

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10 Holiday Date Night Ideas for Winter 2020 – Holiday Movie Night In

Think movies, popcorn, and your favourite pyjamas. It’s the perfect at-home film festival set up! Unwind and watch your favourite holiday films together. Check out this list of 25 classic Christmas movies list, and you’ll have a holiday film to watch together every night for the entire holiday season.

Guest post article is co-written in partnership with Linh Pham, co-founder of Designer Swap and our In House Virtual Stylist and event co-ordinator. 

Linh is Carmelia Ray’s Style Expert.  She consults and advises clients in making fashion decisions for dating and lifestyle photoshoot profiles. She provides customized recommendations on individual pieces, entire looks, color palettes, styles, and fabrics. She is the Co-Founder of an online luxury consignment boutique called Designer Swap and a women’s networking group called Canadian Lady Bosses. She loves fashion, traveling, shopping, and women empowering events.