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Fun couple activities in winter!

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

Couple in the forest surrounded by snow

There are so many fun couple activities in winter, whether you want to stay in and cozy up by the fire or head out on a winter adventure. We’ve compiled our favorite, picture-perfect couple winter activities to help you make the best out of the chilly season.

Backyard Bonfire

Couple enjoying a firepit

If you have a backyard to work with, you can plan a romantic campfire in the winter. It’s easy to set up a portable, metal fire pit or even just dig out a small hole in the yard and surround it with rocks. Make the moment extra special and set up some tea lights around the seating area, cozy up your outdoor furniture with plush blankets and pillows, and be sure to have a bottle of wine nearby. This winter date idea is a relaxing way to share a romantic evening at home.

Candle Lit Dinners at Home

You don’t have to head out to a fancy restaurant to share a special moment together. Even if you are snowed in, you can create a delicious candle lit dinner for you and your significant other. Consider grilling steaks (or portobello mushrooms for a vegetarian version), red wine, and a side of balsamic glazed carrots. Any candles will do for this cozy cooking activity! You can create an aesthetic vibe with scented candles, electric candles, or an assortment of whatever candles you have around the house.

Learn to Cook

couple cooking together

Is your significant other the one who always makes all the romantic meals? Maybe you love the idea of a candle lit dinner, but you don’t think your cooking skills will impress anyone. Don’t worry, you can learn a new skill and turn it into one of the the best, fun couple activities in winter at the same time. Look for a “cooking for couples class” near you or find a recipe tutorial on YouTube and follow along with your loved one. You can create the meal together and enjoy a romantic date idea at home.

Gingerbread House Competition

This is one of our favorite fun couple activities in winter! Add a competitive element to your cozy cooking night-in and host a gingerbread house competition. These gingerbread houses don’t have to be holiday themed - mix it up and create houses based on famous movies or locations! Once the homes are decorated, you can vote on which house turned out the best. Both of you will win in this competition since you will get to eat all the gingerbread and candy leftovers. Plus you can enjoy brainstorming gingerbread house ideas for next year!

Wine Tasting

wine tasting

Wine tasting isn’t exclusively a summer activity! You can create your own wine tasting experience by ordering a variety of wines and hosting your very own wine tasting party. This is one of the best, fun couple activities in winter because you can curl up by the bonfire (even if it’s a virtual one) and enjoy an evening of wine tasting with your closest friends.

Hot Tub Date Night

This is a classic winter date idea that you have to try! If you don’t own a hot tub, don’t worry, there are plenty of options to have a hot tub date night with your significant other. Consider visiting a hotel nearby, a VRBO vacation home, or even a hot spring! There’s something magical and so romantic about sitting in a bubbling hot tub and looking out at the snow covered landscape.

Learn to Dance

Are you ready to fix your two left feet? This winter date idea is a great opportunity to get ready for your first dance (if your wedding is coming up) or to finally feel confident on the dance floor. You can attend dance lessons for couples, hire a dance coach, or follow along with dance tutorials online to feel more confident in yourself. Once you feel confident you can take what you learned at your dance classes for couples and enjoy an evening dancing the night away.

Romantic Getaway

couple cross-country skiing

Enjoy the great outdoors with your loved one and plan a romantic weekend trip. Whether you travel all the way to Aspen or stay local, you can plan an unforgettable weekend getaway. You could go skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoe hiking, or enjoy a winter sleigh ride. Find adventure and explore together, then spend your evening warming up with hot cocoa beside the cozy fireplace.

Movie Binge Night

Nothing says modern romance like a cozy movie night at home. This is one of the most popular activities to do on a date for a reason! You can’t go wrong binging your favorite movies. Whether you relive those cute rom-coms from your teen years or cozy up for a night of binging spooky horror movies, you can’t go wrong with a cozy movie night at home.

Preserve Memories with SimplePrints

Person holding a SimplePrints hardcover photo book with images of winter

We hope that these fun couple activities in winter have inspired you to get the most out of the chilliest season of the year. Whether you like to enjoy an evening in or head out for a night on the town, you can enjoy a romantic evening with the person you love most! You can create personalized photo books online and custom wall art with the fun couple photos you take during your date nights. Whether you create an annual photo book of your gingerbread house competitions or capture the romance in a photo ice skating together, you can make the memories last with SimplePrints.


Blogger: Cameya Martin

Cameya Martin is a mother, a wife, a self-identified horse-girl, and a writer. She writes articles for small businesses, memoirs for people, and fiction for herself.

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