So your first date falls on a cold, wintery day? What will you ever do?! Never fear, we have you covered with 50 fantastic winter first date ideas.
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50 Winter First Date Ideas
We think having a first date in winter is a blessing rather than a curse. Here are 50 Winter First Date Ideas that you can to try this cold season.
1. Build an igloo
It’s the season of snow so why not take advantage of it and have a fun date by making an igloo together?
Cuddle inside in some sleeping bags with a much deserved thermos of hot chocolate afterwards.
Is this not one of the best winter first date ideas ever?
2. Go ice skating
Take a cute date to the ice rink and go ice skating together.
You can spend hours gliding around the ice rink talking and enjoying each other’s company.
Or work on some fun ice skating tricks together.
It’s your date, you decide what you like.
3. Indoor picnic
Now that it’s winter it’s, sadly, too cold to experience the fun of an outdoor picnic.
BUT having a picnic indoors can be just as fun!
Lay a blanket on the living room floor right next to a big window where you can still enjoy the outdoors.
Make or buy a warm meal and drinks and have a blast with your indoor winter picnic.
We love at home date nights. Check out this post for over 50 romantic home date ideas.
4. Go out for a snow day
You can’t quite experience all of what winter has to offer without snowmen, snow angels, and a good snowball fight.
Plan a date to experience all the wonderful winter traditions together. By yourselves or with some friends.
A day having fun is never a day wasted!
5. Take an ice sculpture class
Take a day to make some art this winter by taking an ice sculpture class together!
This sounds like a super fun date to make.
Make winter even more beautiful by decorating your yard with ice sculptures you’ve made yourself!
All your neighbors will be gawking and will be impressed.
6. Go to a hockey game together
If you’re both into hockey than getting tickets to your favorite ice hockey team will be a fun and exciting date.
Scream with the crowds, order too many snacks, and try and catch one of those fly away pucks (or a players tooth) as a keepsake to remember that great date.
7. Stay in and have a movie night
Who says you have to go out to have a nice date together?
Why not stay in and cuddle in front of the TV with the fireplace going, homemade popcorn, and some drinks.
Pick out movies you both like so it’s enjoyable for both of you (even if it’s a rerun you’ve seen a million times).
8. Go to a nice restaurant
If you like dressing up and going out for a fancy date, then go for it.
Reserve a table at a nice restaurant. Enjoy the soft music and romantic atmosphere.
Sip wine and laugh as the night goes on. Order a delicious meal (and there’s no shame in taking home leftovers. You paid good for that meal after all).
9. Whip up some holiday baked goods together
Baking is a great way to warm things up this winter.
Sip on some mixed drinks as you both whip up gingerbread men, chocolate chip cookies, apple strudels, pumpkin spiced bread, or whatever else suits your fancy.
This can be a great winter date idea.
If you are a giving couple, go around giving out the leftover baked goods you make to your neighbors or the homeless. I’m sure they’d love them.
This holiday classic surely has to rate in the top 10 winter first date ideas!? What do you reckon?
10. Mix up some homemade holiday beverages
Everybody likes hot chocolate, eggnog, and apple cider this time of year.
So, why not make a date out of mixing up these delicious beverages at home?
Add your preferred alcohol to each to give them a kick.
Make a bunch and then freeze them in containers or gallon sized baggies (once they’ve cooled) so you’ll have plenty for all the cold days to come.
11. Paint while you drink
When it’s just too cold to enjoy the outdoors, plan a date indoors.
A painting while you drink date is super fun and perfect for a first winter date (if you know how to moderate your drinking).
Take a taxi home if you both like to drink.
Snowboarding is an awesome way to embrace the new winter season and have a ton of fun.
If you’ve never been snowboarding before, take lessons.
If you know what you’re doing get out there and feel the need for speed!
The same as snowboarding, if you want to enjoy the winter snow to the fullest get out there and go skiing!
Try both and decide which one you like best. Such a fun first date!
If it doesn’t get cold enough to enjoy snowy sports where you live, check out our fall date ideas to keep you active and warm!
14. Drive through the holiday lights
This time of year there’s always beautiful light shows to drive to and enjoy.
Make a cute date out of it and invite your date along to check out the holiday lights with you. Get some coffee too, and snacks to make it a perfect date.
15. Go to the theater
Going to the theater is always a good option for a date any season of the year, but especially in the winter.
Buy a big bucket of warm, buttery popcorn, a drink to share and some candy.
This date can be cheap (with a dollar theater), or more fancy with a theater that have recliner seats, a balcony that serves alcohol with a waiter who will bring you food off a menu!
16. Go ugly sweater shopping
Make a fun date out of going to thrift stores and shopping for ugly sweaters to show off this time of year.
It can be a super fun date. Get a quick bite to eat afterwards to make it perfect.
It doesn’t even have to be freezing to enjoy this activity. If you don’t get a single snow flake where you live, you can still enjoy this date.
If you do get that freezing, “sleet” rain, don’t let it get you down. Just check out our post about date ideas in bad weather.
17. At home karaoke date
If you have a karaoke machine or know a friend you can borrow one from, then having a karaoke date night can be super cute and fun.
Sing duets together or challenge each other to see who can sing a certain song the best.
18. Volunteer at a soup kitchen together
Volunteering your time together is a great way to show your date how kind you can be and how much you care about the people around you.
Volunteering together is a great way to pay it forward and to keep yourself aware of all the needs of others around you.
This is probably one date that can get you the closest to seeing who your date really is inside.
19. Trivia night at your local bar
If you are knowledgeable about random and fun facts then you and your date should do great at this game!
And if you guys both suck at it, you can always enjoy watching everyone else have tons of fun while you and your date drink.
20. Horse-drawn sleigh or carriage ride
This is a super cute date idea that seems super fun.
A horse drawn sleigh or carriage ride can let you enjoy the winter wonder up close and personal.
Snuggle up together and enjoy the ride as you ride through the city or town.
You may even see holiday lights.
You can see this idea on our Instagram from a few Xmas past.
21. Buy presents together
You and your date can help each other buy presents for the members of your family.
This can be a fun and enjoyable winter date idea.
Be sure to stop at a coffee shop or restaurant for lunch to keep up you energies and make the most of your day together.
22. Take a winter hike together and capture the beauty
Bundle up nice and warm and go take a hike in the snow!
Winter can be a gorgeous time of year to capture the raw, natural beauty of things.
It’s a super cute date for all you nature lovers.
Afterwards peel off the layers and warm yourselves by a nice open fire with a cup of coco.
23. Indoor rock climbing
Indoor rock climbing is a good choice any time of the year, but especially in the winter time when it might be just a little too miserable for a date outdoors.
This is a great way to shake off some cabin fever and get the blood flowing while having a ton of fun.
24. Spend all day sledding
Sledding is a winter classic that you can enjoy all day long.
Invite your date along and revel in all the joyous winter fun together.
If you plan to embarrass your partner by sharing any fails on IG, make sure to add a sweet couple caption from our list.
25. Go caroling
Join a group of carolers and join in the holiday spirit and fun.
This can be a fun date and can make people’s day a little bit brighter as well.
26. Volunteer to shovel sidewalks together
In the winter spirit we should all consider others before ourselves.
Especially those less fortunate than ourselves.
Volunteer your time and effort to help shovel sidewalks for people in your neighborhood, free of charge.
I’m sure those elderly ladies and gentlemen would appreciate it, since I’m sure it’s hard for them to do it themselves.
27. Spend the day at a coffee shop
Getting together for coffee is always a nice date.
Make yourselves comfortable in the lounge area (if they have one) and just enjoy spending time with your date.
I’m sure you both can find lots to talk about.
28. Try indoor skydiving
Indoor skydiving seems like a pretty fun date to me.
Feel the exhilaration of what it’d be like to fly through the air but in a safe environment still on the ground (for the most part).
This date might help you decide if you really do want to go skydiving in the future.
29. Have a game night and some drinks
Play games together!
Drinking games (don’t overdo it), card games, board games, or good ol’ xbox games.
There are so many to choose from for a date night that can be super fun.
Blend up some drinks in the blender and get to having fun!
30. Sit in front of a fire and roast s’mores together
Roast some s’mores together. Nothing better on a cool winter night than to warm up by the fire while making a delicious ooey-gooey sweet and crunchy treat!
Roast some hot dogs while you’re at it. Make a meal of it!
Just have fun on your date.
We love camping and roasting smores probably has a bit to do with it. Our favourite place to camp right now is Bahia Honda State park campground in the Florida Keys. Good news – it’s the perfect temperature for camping in winter!
31. Make pizza together
No pizza tastes better than a pizza you make yourself at home.
Make it with as many and as much toppings as you want! Add as much cheese as you want. Use different kinds of cheeses.
Make it your own and go crazy and have a good time as you make this yummy dinner together.
(If pizza isn’t your thing make it whatever other kind of dinner you like!)
32. Soak in a hot spring together (or a hot tub)
It sounds a little bizarre, but sometimes soaking in a hot spring or a hot tub is just the thing to do in winter!
Make it fun with some champagne and some finger foods.
33. Winter events
Finding some local winter events to enjoy can make the winter go by so enjoyably fast.
Look for Ice sculpture contests, sledding races, hot coco contests, or whatever might be around your area to enjoy.
It’ll make for a great date together.
34. The bowling alley or the pool hall
Bowling is so much fun, and is a great indoor sport to play in the winter time.
Form your own teams, or bowl in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Either way, it’s a great idea for a date.
So is shooting some pool (this one requires a little more skill), but it’s one of my favorite things to do on a date (usually because I end up winning).
35. Visit an arcade and play two player games
Spend a date in an arcade where you can tag team and shoot monsters and save the world, or kick back in some nice car simulators and race for first place.
Play some air hockey, shoot some basketballs for a high score, or do some target practice.
It’s all good when it comes to an arcade date.
36. Do an escape room together
This seems like SO much fun!
An escape room can be super exciting.
Look for clues to help you escape in time to beat the clock.
Join a team or the both of you can race against a team to see who will win!
Definitely a date to try.
37. Murder mystery dinner
Another fun one.
Murder mystery dinner (dun, dun, duuuuuun!) Who did it? What and where is the murder weapon? And what was their motive?
Find out in this murder mystery dinner date!
38. Binge watch a TV show together you both love
There’s not much to say here.
If you both have a favorite TV show that you love to watch (GoT, friends, greys anatomy, or whatever) then make a date of it.
Make popcorn, drinks, and snacks and sit your butts down on the couch and enjoy the snuggles while you indulge in your favorite TV show.
39. Indoor shooting range
This is a good one to do so that you both stay in practice when it comes to shooting at something.
Hopefully you’ve taken the safety course first, but if you haven’t, it’s a good idea to go through it so you know how to safely use that dangerous weapon your wielding.
This can be a fun date if you both shoot (or want to learn).
40. Winter football game
Make a date of going to a football game. Or playing a game with some friends.
Either way, this is a sport that’ll keep the winter season thrilling.
41. Talk about and work on your new years resolutions together
This is something that you should start thinking about if you haven’t done it already.
Making a new year’s resolutions list together means you can put some things down that you can both do together (like going to the gym and working out to get that body you both want).
42. White elephant party
White elephant parties happen this time of year and are fun to play.
Get invited to one or host one.
Go on a date and pick out presents together!
One of the best winter first date ideas ever!
43. Stay inside and read a book together
When you don’t want to get out but you’re bored inside, make a date of reading a good book together!
This can be super fun and special.
You can both share in the joys, adventures, sorrows, and triumphs of the characters on the page as you read out loud to each other (or read silently as you sit side by side).
44. Wine, fireplace, romantic music and delicious dinner
This is a great date idea. (Especially if your man is trying to impress you by doing the cooking).
If neither of you like to cook, then just get take out, but make a day special by sitting by a nice romantic fire and enjoying a dinner date.
Put the smooth jazz on and pour the wine.
45. Learn to knit or crochet a hat or scarf for yourself or as a gift
Since it’s cold out, now is the perfect time to learn to knit or crochet.
Make a cute hat or a warm scarf.
Make it for yourself or as a gift for a friend. Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” more than a handmade gift.
46. Workout at the gym together
This is a date for all you health nuts who looove to stay fit and healthy (I admire all ya’ll).
This can be a super fun date together if you both love the fitness lifestyle.
While you’re at it, read our summer date ideas for inspiration, because there’s lots of fun, cheap dates which you’ll love being super fit to enjoy!
47. Try doing couples yoga together
Get on YouTube and find ‘couples yoga for beginners’ videos and try it out.
It looks super fun and is the epitome of what you visualize when you hear the word “teamwork”. This could be a good relationship builder as well.
48. All day couples Spa date
Yeah, you read that right.
Go to a spa and spend all day doing nothing but having massages, spa treatments, mud baths, steam rooms and kelp treatments, or whatever else they may offer.
This is a nice way to relax and unwind with your date (especially if you’re paying).
49. Art gallery
Visit an art gallery this winter!
If you and your date appreciate art, then an art gallery can be a perfect date.
50. A winter wonderland
Enjoy the beauty of the winter wonder by taking a long stroll through the powdery, pure white snow together.
Take along a thermos of hot chocolate or hot coffee to keep you both nice and warm.
A perfect winter first date idea if I do say so myself.
So there it is – 50 winter first date ideas! Which one was your favourite! Let us know in the comments below!