Christmas is a hectic time of year for many of us. However, it can also be a very romantic time for couples of all ages. If you are new to your relationship or have been with your significant other for many years, take advantage of the festive season to spend some much needed quality time together. At McLean House, a popular Oregon wedding venue, we have come up with the following romantic and fun celebration ideas for couples during the Christmas season!
Shop in the City
Christmas shopping might be a necessary evil, but it can be an opportunity to spend some festive time together. Instead of heading to the mall, take a trip into the nearest city. Focus on shopping in small stores that are local to your area, which will support small business owners and your local community.
While shopping, take your significant other out for a romantic meal. Whether for lunch or dinner, there are plenty of fun and exciting restaurants to try. Take advantage of the big city vibe to enjoy people watching and the variety of decorations. The crisp, cold air and the city lights will help you both celebrate the season!
Wrap Presents Together
Once all of the presents on the Christmas list have been purchased, it’s time to wrap them up. Take advantage of this rather mundane activity to spend time together. Light a cozy fire, pour some red wine, and play Christmas music to set the mood.
Go Ice Skating
Ice skating is a wonderful cold weather recreational activity to do as a couple. Even if it isn’t cold enough in your neck of the woods, there should be an indoor rink that isn’t too far away. Consider the drive a lovely day trip! If you and your loved one would rather be outdoors, consider a hike or a snowshoe trip if you can make it to the snow.
Get Caught Under the Mistletoe
Mistletoe is traditionally a romantic plant during the Christmas season. It has small yellow flowers and white waxy berries, and comes in sprigs that are easy to hang. The tradition is that once you find yourself under a sprig of mistletoe, then you must be kissed!
Take advantage of the season and find yourself under the mistletoe with your significant other. If you don’t have any mistletoe handy, it’s time to buy a sprig or two…or one to hang on every door frame in your house.
Book a Couple’s Massage
Baby, it’s cold outside…and the perfect time to relax with a massage. Call a spa in your town to book a couple’s massage. Both of you will appreciate the break from this hectic time of year.