Winter Date Ideas You’ll Love

As the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall, there’s no better time to cuddle up and spend some quality time with your special someone. But let’s face it, planning a unique date night can get a little challenging after a while. So, if you’re looking to switch things up and need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of unique winter date ideas that are sure to bring some warmth to your hearts. From cozy indoor activities to adventurous outdoor experiences, we’ve got you covered. Grab a hot cocoa and let’s dive into some creative winter date ideas!

unique engagement photo ideas for Vermont couples
Jenna Brisson

Indoor Winter Date Ideas

We know; it’s cold. Here are some fun ideas for staying warm inside with your sweetie!

Learn How to Cook Something New Together

Novelty is one of the key ingredients to a satisfying relationship, so weaving in new recipes into your date night is a fun – and delicious – way keep the spark alive!

Dreaming of an Italian honeymoon? Learn how to make ravioli! Looking for something sweet? Whip up homemade chocolate lava cakes! There are countless tutorials on YouTube to walk you through the cooking processes step by step. 

Take Dance Lessons

This date could be especially helpful if you are preparing for a first dance! Look to see if a local studio is offering any in person classes for couples or private lessons. If not, you may be able to find an online class via AirBnb Experiences or another similar service! 

Turn Your Living Room into an Exclusive Dive Bar

I think this theme works even better if you have a basement or other den, but any room could do! Order takeout or stock up on some frozen treats from the grocery store (think: mozzarella sticks, waffle fries, and chicken nuggets). Grab some beers, and turn on the 80’s music or country tunes!

Depending on your space, you could add games like ping pong, darts, or shuffleboard. Or, bust out a classic board game or deck of cards, or pop on a video game you can both play for an arcade feel!

Jess Rene Photos
Jess Rene

Host a Spa Night

Turn down the lights and break out lots of candles to set a tranquil mood. Start with a relaxing couples’ yoga class (look one up on Youtube) and then get to pampering! Think: face masks, massages, and a steamy shower or bath.

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Try a TikTok Couples Challenge

There seems to be a new trendy “challenge” on TikTok (and Instagram) every few months. You may already have one in mind, or you can Google to find a few that look fun to try. (Whether or not you post your result is up to you – the point is just to try and have fun.) We think this could be a really fun date night for a couple looking to be goofy and take the edge off! 

Set up a Themed Tasting

Grab a selection of pumpkin beers, local cheeses, fruity candies – whatever you both love – and try them all! You could set up a blind taste test, or simply savor and sample them all. Either way, you’ll fun exploring your taste buds and maybe even find a few new favorite treats!

Play the Newlywed Game

Even if you’re married, playing a game like this can be a fun way to reveal new depths of your partner! Watch this reel for a few of our favorite questions to ask when playing this game at a bachelorette party. To play with your partner, just ask each other the same questions, write your answers down (no cheating) and reveal each one. Put a friendly wager on the game to up the competitive spirit! 

Looking for more options? Try a card game version of Truth or Dare, like this one from Earth and Salt, or the Healthier Together conversation starter deck.

Outdoor Winter Date Ideas

Winter offers unique recreation that’s only available in the snow! Skiing and snowboarding are obvious choices (night skiing can be especially fun!) but ice skating is another classic winter date idea that never gets old. Many cities have outdoor skating rinks and some even offer a romantic glow with twinkling lights!

Snowshoeing is another great winter activity that allows you to explore the outdoors and enjoy the snowy scenery. 

Finally, you can’t beat the nostalgia of sledding! Grab a tube and race down the hill snuggled up together.

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Couple kissing on the ice rink after surprise proposal in Stowe Vermont
Madison Anne Studio

Share Your Winter Date Ideas

We hope these date ideas help heat up your date nights! If you have a favorite date night idea, we’d love to hear about it! Send us a message on Instagram!