Winter is often seen as a romantic time of year, with holidays like Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day. Sometimes, creative winter date night ideas can be hard to come up with. Here are a few fun date night ideas to enjoy this holiday season with your significant other:
Festival of Lights – Take a trip to Galveston to enjoy a mile-long trail of Christmas lights and animated displays. Those who are interested could also take their time and enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink, the new Arctic Ice Slide and pictures with Santa. This event lasts through Jan. 10. For more information on prices, visit http://www.moodygardens.com/FestivalOfLights/
ICE At Discovery Green – This winter, the downtown park will be transformed into a skating rink on a part Kinder Lake. With a skate rental fee of $14, skaters will be able to enjoy movies, music and other holiday programs through Feb. 7. For more information, visit www.discoverygreen.com/ice.
Free Holiday Trolleys – If you want a fun date night on a budget, enjoy a free trolley right to destinations like The Theatre District, Discovery Green and Main Street Square. The trollies will be every Friday to Sunday evening until New Year’s weekend. For more information on pick-up and drop-off destinations, visit www.downtownhouston.org.
2015 Magical Winter Lights – If you don’t want to drive to Galveston to enjoy a festival of lights, go to the 2015 Magical Winter Lights festival this winter. This new festival will become the largest holiday festival in Houston and the biggest lantern festival in the nation. This event will feature seven themes including Magical, Europe, America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Dinosaur Land. The American section will feature displays Houstonians will enjoy that include hometown sports teams and Houston skylines. For more information, visit http://www.magicalwinterlights.com/
Zoo Lights – Add a little excitement and adventure to your winter date night by attending the Houston Zoo Christmas light events. Enjoy animals, music, dining and drinks. There will be many holiday themed activities like building your own gingerbread person and enjoying hot chocolate on a cold evening. For more information, visit http://www.houstonzoo.org/zoolights/.