The Christmas season is full of romance – twinkling lights, festive music, and cozy nights perfect for snuggling up with your spouse. That’s why we’re sharing 12 fun, intentional date night ideas for some thoughtfulness in your marriage this holiday season!
Date nights build connection through consistent, dedicated time to nourish intimacy emotionally and physically. They communicate, “You are cherished and a priority – worth carving out distractions for.” Dating your spouse is so important because it makes you both feel cherished, gets you out of routine, leads to romantic intimacy, and models a healthy marriage for your kids.
So get creative this Christmas! Surprise your spouse by…
- Going on a thermos of hot chocolate “drive-by” to see neighborhood light displays
- A progressive dinner (go to 3-4 different places and try different things!)
- Baking and decorating sugar cookies together
- Go sledding or snowshoeing
- Have a game night
- Go ice skating
- Get a couples massage
- Go to a Christmas market
- Ax throwing
- Go to a musical concert or play
- Go dancing!
- Christmas shopping
The key to dating consistently amidst busy seasons is advance planning – secure childcare and put dates on the calendar before other commitments creep in. Don’t let the extra busyness of December become an excuse. Even simple moments fully present with your spouse keep your friendship alive.
This Christmas, give your marriage the gift of regular one-on-one time enjoying the holiday magic. Say no to stagnancy by creative dating! Remind your spouse they still have your whole heart.