1. Take a winter stroll through Nine Mile

If you wait until the morning after a big snowfall, you’ll be blown away by how beautiful it is in there.

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2. Attend an event at the Grand Theater

Maybe it’s time you saw the Nutcracker?

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3. Go on a sleigh ride at Willow Springs Garden

A classic.

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4. Bookstore Scavenger Hunt! 

Head over to Barnes & Noble, grab some coffee or hot chocolate from the Starbucks inside and have a fun little scavenger hunt together! Here are some ideas:

  • Cookbook Section: Find a recipe that you can cook together on a future date
  • Children’s Book Section: Find that one children’s book that you loved or brings back memories
  • Travel Section: Find a travel guide about a place you’d both like to travel to together
  • Magazine Section: Find a relationship quiz that you can take together

Want more scavenger hunt ideas? Comment below if you’d like me to make a separate blog post on this one!

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5. Wander through the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Play the game where you look at one wall at a time and then both of you have to choose your favorite painting on it.

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6. Play a board game in a coffee shop

On our second date, Sean and I went to the old Vino Latte on Grand and played a board game while sipping on hot chocolate.

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7. Have wine at the ski chalet while watching the skiers come down the hill

We also did this on our second date (it was a damn good date).

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8. Cozy up next to the fireplace together

Try to resist Netflix and instead, maybe accompany it with a card game or crossword puzzle. Don’t have a fireplace, you say? Here are some places that do: 2510, Granite Peak Ski Chalet, Vino Latte Wausau.

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9. Listen to live music or trivia at the Great Dane

Order a few apps, cuddle into a booth together, and listen to trivia or live music.

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10. Drive out into the country to stargaze

You might need to bundle up for this one but well worth it, I assure you.

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11. Ice skating at the 400 Block

Go in the evening so you can see the pretty Christmas lights everywhere.

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12. Go sledding/tubing at Sylvan Hill

This years season is from December 16, 2017 to March 4, 2018. (weather and snow conditions permitting). 

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13. Bake some Christmas cookies and decorate them together

Here are a few recipes from Betty Crocker to get you started.

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14. Double date game night

Grab your favorite couple and break out the game boards.

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15. Movie night at Cedar Creek Cinema

It’s only $5 on Tuesdays AND they have Dream Loungers now.

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16.  Get dressed up and have a cocktail at Pinewood Supper Club.

It’s fun being fancy sometimes.

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17. Make a fort

You’re never too old.

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18. Peruse an antique store (I personally like River District) and find a new vintage ornament to hang this year.

It will forever have meaning and remind you of this date!

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19. Go to Bethesda (or any thrift shop in town) and pick out ugly Christmas sweaters for each other

Then wear them on your next date.

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20. Hop in the car and drive around looking at Christmas lights

While listening to Christmas music, of course.

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