Ultimate Festive Date Night Ideas

Alright, so 'Cuffing Season' might be bullshit, but for those of us already 'cuffed', Christmastime is perfect for rekindling those warm and fuzzies with the other half. Here are a few fabulous festive date night ideas to get you started for an almost disgustingly cute Christmas with your boo.

Movie Marathon

Is there anything better than snuggling up on the sofa with blankets, mugs of mulled wine, and a full evening of Christmas films lined up? Didn't think so.

Ice Skating

Wrap up warm and venture out to your local outdoor skating rink for a night to remember. Whether you're a pirouetting pro or spend half the time grasping the sides for dear life, you're sure to have a laugh with your SO there.

German Market

Take advantage of your city's Frankfurt market for some unique Christmas shopping, delicious hot dogs, pretzels and gluhwein, and soak up the festive atmosphere.

Craft Workshop

Engage in a little Christmas craft by joining a workshop; maybe make a wreath or some snowflakes, what about some Christmas tree decorations to put up together later? Cheesy but so much better than buying them from John Lewis!

Cocktail Masterclass

If there's one thing more fun than drinking cocktails, it's making them. Get your French Martini on at your local cocktail bar and drink overpriced festive fruity drinks together.

Light Show

Head to the Christmas lights switch-on with a flask of hot toddy or visit the Botanical Gardens for a festive light installation amongst the nature.

Ballet or Panto

There's not much more festive than The Nutcracker on Christmas Eve! Or try The Muppets Christmas Carol if you're up for a throwback.

Festive Baking

If you're up for a laugh, challenge yourself to making a gingerbread house together, or opt for simple mince pies for a delicious date night treat.

Tree Decoration

Share your family traditions with eachother; put some Christmas tunes on and dig out the decoration box out from the attic and make the tackiest tree you can.

Snowy Cabin

For the ultimate festive date night, take a road trip and find an AirBnB up north; extra points for log cabins with hot tubs.

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