Top 10 dates at Christmas
With its long evenings, twinkling lights and festive foods, Christmas is a magical time of year. Whether you have been with your partner for years, or you are meeting someone for a first date, the festive season is the perfect time to snuggle up and enjoy some festive fun. Here are the top 10 dates at Christmas.
1. Ice Skating
Ice skating on a seasonal rink makes an incredibly romantic date at Christmas. If you are confident then show off your skills as you glide around the rink, or if not, you can share some laughs as you cling to each other and slip and slide on the ice.
Wandering around Christmas markets sampling some festive treats and sharing some mulled wine is a great way to get closer to your date. Stroll through the traditional stalls admiring the hand-crafted gifts and laughing at the tacky singing Santas.
3. Film night
There are plenty of heart-warming festive films that have graced the cinema screens over the years. Set up a film night and select a couple of classics to share with your partner. Snuggle up and enjoy that warm and fuzzy feeling as you re-watch your childhood favourites.
4. Festive concert
Treat your date to a Christmas concert. With carol concerts, ballets, musicals and theatre shows popping up all over the UK you will be spoilt for choice. Check out a romantic performance of The Nutcracker or enjoy an uplifting adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
5. Christmas shopping
Turn your stressful shopping experience into a romantic date by spending time with your partner wandering through majestically decorated department stores like Harrods.
6. Weekend break
Christmas is a great time to escape from your everyday stresses by spending a weekend away with your loved one. Get in the Christmas spirit by choosing somewhere snowy, or if you don’t like the cold, head somewhere tropical for a sunny beach break.
7. Decorate a Christmas tree
When it’s cold and wet outside you probably won’t fancy wandering around markets or lingering in the streets admiring the festive lights. Instead create your own winter wonderland by spending an evening with your date making your house all Christmassy. Choose a tree together and then put on some Christmas music, crack open the eggnog and have some fun transforming your home into a glittering Christmas spectacle!
During the holidays a lot of people are at their most vulnerable and as the cold weather sets in, the need for volunteers rises. Show your compassionate side by spending time with your partner helping out at a soup kitchen.
9. Bake some festive treats
It is the season to crack out your favourite Christmas recipes. If you are not overly confident in the kitchen then there is no need to whip up a festive feast for your date. Instead you can put a smile on his or her face by baking some tasty treats. Make some simple cookies and then cut them into festive shapes. You can take turns to decorate them for each other before cuddling up and enjoying your creations!
All over the UK, Christmas lights are being turned on. Spend an evening in one of the major cities to see grand displays of lights towering above you, or just get in the car with your date and drive around the neighbourhood. You are bound to spot some wacky and unusual lights flashing outside people’s houses!
Christmas is a truly magical time of year and with all the modern dating options available there is no need to be alone during the festive season. Get networking and before you know it you could be enjoying some festive cheer with someone special.