Indoor Winter Date Ideas

indoor winter date ideas

Are you more “indoor cat” than “ski bunny”? Here are some great indoor date ideas for those who’d prefer to avoid the cold this winter.

Indoor winter date ideas:

Get cultured.

Shakespeare in the Park season has ended. It’s time to move indoors.

Support your local theatre company. Visit art galleries and museums. Start prepping for the annual office Oscar pool and head to the movies. Dress up and go to the symphony or ballet.

Stay home.

“Let it snow!” And stay in.

Host a dinner party or a games night for some couples friends. Sit by the fireplace and sip hot chocolate. Watch the game together. Have an indoor picnic. Relive your childhood and build a blanket fort, then watch movies all night. Or get a jumpstart on your holiday baking by making cookies together.

Learn something new.

Avoid the winter blahs by learning something new as a couple. Take a ballroom dance class, then wow your friends at the next wedding you attend. Learn the art of French cooking at a local culinary school. Sign up for a wine or whisky tasting before you host a cocktail party together. Learn to throw pottery, and you’ll have one-of-a-kind gifts to give family and friends this Christmas.


When was the last time you went bowling? Or paintballing? What about indoor rock climbing? You can still be active and playful when the weather outside is frightful — no snowpants involved.


Laughter is the best medicine this flu season. (Um, but still get your flu shot.) Spend date night at a comedy club. Or sign up for improv classes together — if you dare.

Get in the Christmas spirit.

It’s a Wonderful Life is probably playing at a local theatre. Go see it. Attend a carol singalong at a nearby church or community centre. Attend a theatrical production of A Christmas Carol. Buy tickets to The Nutcracker. Wander through immaculately decorated homes on a Christmas House Tour. Many historic buildings and sites are conjuring the ghosts of Christmases past. Restaurants and markets are hosting special holiday meals and cooking demonstrations.

Put a little holiday cheer in your step and seek out holiday events and exhibits in your area.

What’s your favourite indoor date when the temperatures start dropping?