3 Holiday Date Night Ideas for 2020

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It’s a special time of year. With the twinkling lights, holiday music, and cold, crisp temperatures, it’s a perfect time to snuggle in close to someone special.

Need some ideas to make your date night a great night?  Look no further than these 3 Holiday Date Night Ideas to add a spark to your night, while staying safe and socially distanced from all the other couples who are celebrating the 2020 festive season.

Take in a Holiday Light Display Together

Whether you’re wandering hand in hand through a local display, or you want to take in the sights while cozied up together in your car, these Holiday Light Displays are sure to make your night shine!

To enjoy lights of a different kind, how about taking a Lantern Lit Stroll together at Doon Heritage Village? Sip warm apple cider as you take in this historic 1914 village, lit in its finest with over 100 lanterns.


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Spend Time Together in a Winter Wonderland

It sounds like an Imagine from a Christmas card: the two of you taking in the region’s scenic rural regions snuggled beneath a blanket in a one horse open sleigh. Make it a reality at St. Jacobs Horse Drawn Tours. These are private bookings that require a reservation, which you can make on the company’s website.

Skating at one of the region’s many outdoor skating rinks is a great date night idea (you can warm up afterwards with a coffee or hot chocolate from a local café.) Find a rink near you:

City of Waterloo outdoor rinks
City of Kitchener outdoor rinks
City of Cambridge outdoor rinks

Nothing tops off a romantic date night like a stop under some mistletoe! If you’re in search of this smooch-worthy Christmas plant in Waterloo Region, you’ll find it in both Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener. Uptown Waterloo has Mistletoe Lane – a festively decorated laneway between McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill and the Uptown Parkade. Meanwhile in Downtown Kitchener, the mistletoe is hanging inside the DTK Lightbox on Duke Street.  Both are perfect spots to spark a little romance, and for the two of you to grab a puckered-up selfie (use the hashtags #mistletoelane and #DTKLightbox).

And, don’t forget the region’s most iconic spot to steal a date night kiss. The West Montrose Covered Bridge in Woolwich Township is the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario. It’s also called the Kissing Bridge because of the intimacy and privacy the covered bridge offered its travellers,


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Baby it’s Cold Outside: Date Night at Home

Ok – maybe heading out into the cold winter temperatures isn’t your thing. How about creating a warm, romantic night in Chez Vous?

Prepare a special dinner for two at home with the help of these restaurants and businesses offering holiday food experiences. Choose from prepared meals, meals you finish off yourself, charcuterie boxes, or virtual cooking classes where the two of you make the entire meal together from start to finish.

Turn your date night into dinner and a show by streaming a locally produced, virtual event. For music enthusiasts, join the KW Symphony’s Yuletide Spectacular (December 18th). If theatre is your passion, Lost & Found Theatre presents A Lost & Found Christmas: At Home (December 16th). And if you’re looking for a movie, check out Apollo Cinema’s Virtual Screenings so the two of you can settle in and watch a movie at home on your screen (don’t forget the Apollo’s Saturday Popcorn Pickups to make the experience next level!)


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