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12 Date Ideas for Christmas

12 Date Ideas for Christmas

We kicked off the long Thanksgiving weekend by checking off some of our favorite holiday traditions and getting so excited that Christmas is just around the corner.  We put Christmas lights up on our house for the first time and it makes everything feel so much more magical, it's the best site ever to drive up to.  I've always thought that Christmas time was a romantic season and maybe because that's when Adam and I got engaged.  But it just feels like the best time to plan some fun dates together and get in all the holiday fun before it's over.  I'm so excited for lots of our usual traditions with the kids, but also to make some new ones like planning a Breakfast with Santa at Terranea.  So to help you get in the holiday spirit and start planning out your December, I've put together a list of 12 Date Night Ideas for you to plan for the month and make sure you get some quality time with your love - whether you have kids or not.   

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| 12 Date Ideas for Christmas Time |

1 |   Go Christmas Shopping at The Grove and see all the decorations [ride the trolley, grab dinner and dessert, then see a new holiday movie at the theater]

2 |   Get dressed up and go to a Christmas Concert with a live Orchestra or see The Nutcracker Ballet

3 |   Enjoy a cozy night at home in your PJs with take-out then play games and watch a Christmas movie snuggled up by the fire with hot cocoa

4 |   Go Ice Skating outside then drive around after to see all of the Christmas Lights

5 |   Have a gingerbread contest for a group date night and decorate sugar cookies after.  You can also do a potluck holiday dinner with everyone before but don't forget the eggnog!

6 |   Find a service project to do together to help someone in need whether it's helping to get gifts for a family, or volunteering at Salvation Army, or helping an elderly neighbor put up Christmas lights [the website Just Serve is a great place to look]

7 |   Make a weekend trip to Big Bear for some sledding in the snow or enjoy a day skiing in the mountains there

8 |   Make Christmas gifts for all of your friends and neighbors then go caroling as you deliver them

9 |   Take a Cooking Class or Dance Class together and practice your moves with your own Christmas playlist after

10 |  Plan to see the Christmas festivities in your area like the Manhattan Beach Pier lighting ceremony and Fireworks and the Redondo Beach King Harbor Boat Parade  

11 |  Have a bowling night where you dress up in ugly Christmas sweaters then go out to Shake Shack after [make sure to get one of the new Holiday Shakes]

12 |   Take a night out to Disneyland to see all of the holiday decorations, parade, and fireworks with snow falling

Writing Christmas Letters to Santa

Writing Christmas Letters to Santa

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Holiday Gift Guide for Her