By Maddie Sievers
Winter break suddenly leaves college students with far less to do than during the semester. Take advantage of this extra time by enjoying these date ideas that are perfect for the winter holidays!
Bundle up in your cutest mittens, scarves and hats, and hold hands while gliding across the ice. Take a break afterwards and warm up with some hot chocolate while watching the zamboni. If one (or both!) of you can’t skate, hold each other up and walk close to the edge of the ice arena. If you have an outdoor ice rink or pond safe enough to skate on in your area, even better – the two of you can skate at night under the stars. How romantic!
Make a date night out of buying all the gifts on your shopping list! Go to the mall, get dinner, and shop away. This also has the added bonus of getting gift ideas for each other – make a mental list of things your significant other might like. Even if you aren’t buying any gifts, it’s still fun to spend some quality time together while window shopping and looking at store holiday displays. After you’ve bought all your gifts, it can be fun and festive to help each other wrap them. Go all out with ribbons, bows, tags, tissue paper, and gift bags!
Play in the Snow
Whether you build a snowman, make snow angels, construct an igloo, have a snowball fight, sled, ski, or toboggan, there’s something so cute about bundling up and romping around in the snow. The best part, however, will be afterwards, when you warm up inside together with hot cocoa and blankets.
Holiday Movie Marathon
Have a lazy day together by taking turns picking your favorite holiday movies! Cuddle on the couch in front of the TV together with your favorite snacks.
Help those less fortunate than you by volunteering your time. Visit a local shelter, soup kitchen, or other charitable organization together. This will also reinforce your relationship by seeing each other in a setting where there are plenty of opportunities for kindness and generosity.
Holiday Lights Tour
Set out on a leisurely stroll or car ride with the sole purpose of admiring the holiday lights in your city. Some houses are notorious for especially extravagant decorations, so do some scouting ahead of time and make sure to go by them!
Featured image is from TVM News.