December Date Nights - 7 Cosy & Stylish Ideas for 2
Ah Christmas… simply the most wonderful time of the year. As the frosty, starlit nights draw in, it’s time to get cosy and celebrate together in style. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with our handpicked selection of cosy, contemporary Date Night ideas? From romantic moments by the fire to classy festive cocktails, snuggle up with your favourite spiced coffee and prepare to be inspired by our top seasonal date nights for 2, featuring a dose of true Daffodil luxury:
1. Starlit Strolls
Enjoy having the fells all to yourselves this winter with an evening under the stars! Dig out your favourite chunky knit and pop on your fleece-lined beanie and boots - it’s time to go exploring. December provides some of the clearest, starry, moonlit skies here in the Lakes. Think snow-topped peaks, icy lakes, frosty winter air and a spot of couple’s stargazing stood hand in hand… sound romantic? Be sure to bring along your favourite hot chocolate in a thermos and a thick blanket or two to cosy up together with. Why not add a touch of style to your evening with His and Hers sparklers too?
Some of our favourite local spots for festive strolls and stargazing are Loughrigg Terrace, Silver How, Allan Bank & Grizedale Forest. Remember to pack your torches and take a look at the Lake District National Park’s recommendations for safe, spellbinding star gazing
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2. Magical Movie Nights
Nothing says Christmas quite like a cosy movie night, cuddled up with your favourite festive snacks. Struggle agreeing on what to watch? Pop 5 of your film choices each into a hat, choose a title for one another at random, switch on the Christmas lights and snuggle up.
Some of our festive film favourites include The Holiday, Home Alone, Harry Potter, Last Christmas, About A Boy, When Harry Met Sally, Love Actually, The Polar Express and of course, not forgetting everyone’s favourite Christmas comedy classic… Elf! * SANTA’S COMING! *
Upgrade your evening by adding a little extra to your film setup. How about a tempting selection of hot mince pies, cheese and charcuterie board, caramel pecans, shortbread biscuits, white hot chocolates, or a couple of cups of homemade mulled wine? You could also create your very own home cinema with candles, fairly lights, lanterns, cosy blankets, and plenty of feather cushions. Comfy slippers are also a must!
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3. Classy Cocktails
Fancy adding a little glitz and glam to your December? One of our favourite, stylish date nights is also one of the simplest… An evening of couple’s cocktail making! With so many tasty seasonal recipes to choose from, this date night is a winner for couples of all tastes. Keep it stylish with a dress code (sequins are 100% recommended), create a festive playlist, light some candles, and get ready to shake things up! You could even splash out on a quirky cocktail making set as an early Christmas gift.
Is your significant other a bit of a sweet tooth? Add a dash of ‘Bake Off’ charm to your evening with some couple’s Christmas baking too! From Classic Snowballs to Whisky Sours and biscuits galore, BBC Good Food and Bake Off’s very own Judge Jane have all your festive cocktail making and baking needs covered.
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4. Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
Bring out your inner child with a special nostalgic date night building a snowman! There's something undeniably romantic about creating something together - and admiring your handywork once it's finished! Create yours out in the garden or perhaps choose a local park for your evening of Christmas crafting. Perfectly complimented with a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine.
Once you’ve finished remember to take a snap of your snowman (or lady) – we particularly love capturing those special moments together with an instant print such as the Instax Mini 11, Polaroid Instant or Diana F+ camera. Then it’s time to head home, cosy up and listen to your favourite winter playlist together on Spotify.
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5. Christmas On Ice
Glide across the glistening ice together, hand-in-hand this Christmas. With a selection of rinks and settings to choose from, celebrate together with a cosy, chic night out and make memories that will last a lifetime. Many pop-up rinks have special events, DJ nights and seasonal bars on site – meaning you can enjoy a festive session of skating then raise a glass!
In the North West, choose from one of our favourites for your magical skating date… Lancaster On Ice returns for 2021 in the historic Dalton Square. Featuring an 800m rink, market stalls, tiki bar and Ferris Wheel, this seasonal event is not to be missed! Fancy a memorable evening in the city? Whatever the weather, skate at the stunning clear roofed ice rink at Cathedral Gardens, Manchester - offering an enchanting atmosphere for couples and the chance to explore the city’s Christmas markets!
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6. Spa Nights That Sparkle
Level up your December date night experience with an indulgent couple’s Spa therapy in the heart of the Lake District. Our award-winning Spa offers a stunning complement of therapeutic and rejuvenating face and body care therapies, using the best products with the finest ingredients from top European skincare house Germaine de Capuccini.
Our Couples Sperience Chocolate Sensation is the perfect treat for two this festive season. This deeply hydrating and nourishing therapy begins with a stimulating chocolate body scrub to buff away dead skin cells before the deeply warming full body chocolate envelopment with a rich, sensual aroma. The treatment concludes with a rich, nourishing massage to reinvigorate the body. Escape to our Spa this winter for a soothing, seasonal treat for two. To finish, why not relax in our Tepidarium with a hot chocolate? Ideal as an early Christmas gift or for couples looking for a touch of luxury.
7. Festive Fire & S'mores
For a mouth-watering treat that will melt your heart, why not cosy up by the fire, toast some marshmallows and create your very own couples s’mores? Stay toasty this winter with a cuddle by the fire. With a range of stylish firepits available, it’s easier than ever to create a safe snug haven in your garden or yard. When crafting those s’mores, opt for the classic melted marshmallows between two chocolate digestives or jazz things up for the festive season with these tempting sweet and savoury s’more recipe ideas. Don’t forget to string up those fairly lights and bring out a couple of warm blankets to wrap up in!
Fancy making your evening by the fire extra-special? How about ordering a quirky handmade s’mores kit for two? With tasty, eco-friendly and gluten free options available, there are plenty of kits to choose from on Etsy and Not On The High Street, featuring recipe and instruction cards, packed beautifully in a printed gift box.
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