Festive date nights on a budget

December 11, 2019

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Have some fun with your other half this holiday season without stretching your budget to the limit. Check out these fun festive date night ideas that will no doubt have you singing “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”.

Festive Light Show 

Jump in the car in your pajamas, turn up the Christmas tunes and drive around your neighbourhood admiring all the decorated homes.

Outdoor Ice Skating

Bundle up, grab a thermos of hot chocolate and enjoy the winter wonderland around you. It’s a perfect way to stay active while having fun amidst the chilly weather. Check out the Waterloo Public Square Rink in Waterloo or the Victoria Park Rink in London. 

Christmas Movie Marathon

Cozy up, light some candles, grab some snacks and get in the spirit with a Christmas movie marathon. Some of my favourites are The Polar Express, Home Alone, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Elf.

Give Back

Relive your childhood days by wandering through toy stores. Buy a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a local charity. There are many organizations collecting gifts for children in need this time of year. 

Christmas Tree Hunt

One of my favourite traditions is chopping down our own perfect tree at a nearby Christmas Tree Farm. I love the fresh pine smell that fills the entire room. Check out Tree Lane Farms in Ilderton for trees, home décor, warm drinks and snacks, live animals, wagon rides and campfires! A festive and fun tradition to start with your significant other.

Local Christmas Play

Get in the Christmas spirit and attend your local school or church to watch their Christmas performance. Tickets to these usually come at a low cost and are a fun night out.
 

By Mikala Crawford

Mikala Crawford is the Graphic Designer at Libro Credit Union in London, Ontario.