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10 Winter Date Ideas to Keep the Flame Alive

From at-home Paris excursions to building a s’mores picnic, we’ve got you covered with 14 winter date ideas to keep the flames alive through the low-temperature season. 

10. Tour the holiday lights

Flickr/My Photo Journeys
Flickr/My Photo Journeys

Fill up on gas, assemble a romantic holiday playlist and tour the most extravagantly lit neighborhoods in your area. Stop for a few hot cocoas to sip en route.

9. Ice skating under the stars

Chris Hau
Flickr/Chris Hau

Many cities host outdoor skating rinks. On a clear night, grab your special someone and hit the ice for skating and stargazing.

8. Travel to Paris in your own home

Image via Crazy for Crust
Image via Crazy for Crust

Check out Crazy for Crust’s indoor French picnic. It’s a lot cheaper than two tickets to France, but just as romantic.

7. Bonfire s’mores picnic 

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Flickr/Marty Woodcock

Warm up fireside and indulge in chocolatey, marshmellowy greatness.

6. Bucket list writing

Flickr/Hey Paul Studios
Flickr/Hey Paul Studios

Put all those wildest dreams on paper, together. Dreaming big with a special someone is a telling experience, especially when you see those dreams align.

5. Indoor shooting range

Flickr/Peter McCarthy
Flickr/Peter McCarthy

Hold your partner right and teach her how to aim. Already got a sharpshooter on board? Stand back and enjoy the show.

4. Fireside game night

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Flickr/martinak15

Get competitive by firelight with Scrabble, building puzzles, Jenga, chess, checkers, cards or dominoes.

3. Build a blanket fort

Flickr/Max Charping
Flickr/Max Charping

Clothespin old blankets together and drape them from furniture to relive your childhood and create an intimate cuddle zone. This really is the most quintessential of winter date ideas.

2. Trivia night

Flickr/Illek Petr
Flickr/Illek Petr

Local bars and restaurants host trivia nights: show off your vast knowledge of sports, pop culture, literature and everything in between.

1. Dancing to a local band

Flickr/mahalie stackpole
Flickr/mahalie stackpole

Support local music by grooving the night away to homegrown talent. Going to honky tonk and your date doesn’t know how to two-step? Take this opportunity to teach them!

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10 Winter Date Ideas to Keep the Flame Alive