Holiday Date Ideas for a Night in the City

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Christmas is less than a week away. Holiday cheer is in the air all over the country, helping people get in the Cheermeister mood. Try one of these holidate ideas with your significant other or family to get in the spirit of the season.

Volunteer together

Help is always welcome especially at the time of year when people may not have as much money, time, or resources available. Volunteering at a shelter, soup kitchen, or even an animal shelter can help those who have less.

The reason for the season is to spread joy and share what you have. Why not do this with your family or your significant other?

Go ice skating

What’s more romantic than slipping on ice-skates and heading to an outdoor rink if you’re lucky enough to live in an area where they host an outdoor holiday skating rink? There isn’t much better than that. Spend the evening humming your favorite holiday songs hand-in-hand with your honey, doing loops around the rink under the Christmas stars.

See a olidayh show

One of the best things about being in the city is that there are a lot of cultural events hosted in city-centers. They’re reasonably priced (depending on the city, in all reality) and a fun way to make the holidays feel special.

Manheim Steamroller, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, or even the “Pops” are fun holiday shows to see right before Christmas. Plays, musicals, and other holiday shows elevate the holiday atmosphere, for sure.

Stream holiday movies

If the weather outside is frightful, curling up on the couch with a queue of holiday shows is delightful. There are countless holiday movies playing constantly at this time of year, making the selections available diverse and a fit for anyone.

A holiday movie marathon is the perfect excuse to snuggle in and get cozy.

Pose for pictures with Santa

The cost of pictures with Santa varies depending on where you’re from or where you’re visiting. Put on an ugly sweater (or a cute one!) and head to a mall near you to have some festive photos.

Here’s a fun tip: national retailers like Petco and PetSmart offer photos with Santa for free.

Take a lights drive or walk

Piling into the car to take a drive to look at Christmas lights is a great way to spend some time together, admiring the holiday displays and decorations. Alternatively, throw on a pair of comfortable shoes and explore nearby neighborhoods to see their Christmas lights.

Pick out a Christmas Tree

Hopefully, you already have your Christmas tree safely in your home and decorated, but picking out a Christmas tree with your significant other can be a fun event next go-around. There are endless options when it comes to picking a Christmas tree, set up near shopping centers. Even though there are tons of different places to pick a tree out, going to a Christmas tree farm is fun and festive!

Merry Christmas to all!

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