7 Perfect Winter Dates That Won't Break the Bank

Wintertime always brings on the warm and fuzzy feelings, whether you're dating someone or not.

But having someone to share those chilly outings with is certainly icing on the cake.

Keep scrolling for seven perfect winter date ideas that won't break the bank!

1. Check Out Holiday Lights

Your neighbors have probably had their holiday lights up since October. But you can't deny how exciting it is when you come across a neighborhood that is decked out in everything shiny and bright. Take your crush on a stroll through a winter wonderland as you gaze at the elaborately decorated houses and trees.

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2. Bake Something Sweet

Whether you like to be in the kitchen or not, winter is the perfect time to stay indoors and bake something delicious. Take on a new recipe with your crush, or perhaps make a friendly competition to see who can bake the better apple pie or chocolate chip cookies?

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3. Go Ice Skating

This is a perfect date if you want to keep close to your crush. It doesn't matter if you aren't a good skater. It's the perfect excuse to hold onto your crush's hand in an attempt to be flirty (while also maintaining your balance on the ice!).

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4. Have a Snow Day

If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow in the winter, take full advantage of it. Grab your sled and your scarf and have some fun throwing snowballs at your crush. Build a snowman and then make some epic snow angels.


5. Sip Hot Chocolate and Take in the Sunset

Winter time and hot chocolate go hand-in-hand. Why not sip on the delicious sweetness while being all bundled up to watch the sunset on the beach or on a hilltop with one of your favorite people by your side?


6. Window Shop and People Watch

Malls during holiday season are a fascinating place. They're the perfect atmosphere for you and your crush to people-watch, catch up and look at all the new items in the store displays. You can talk about your dream gifts and walk in awe of all the amazing new products on the market.


7. Roast Marshmallows on an Open Fire

There's nothing like a warm fire on a cold winter night—and sitting in front of it with your crush can't get much more picture-perfect. Have some s'more ingredients on hand and make yourself a treat as you enjoy the cozy fire.

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