Picture this, tiny flakes of snow falling all around you, and you and your partner together soaking in and enjoying this marvel amidst brightly lit and decorated trees and happy festivities all around you. Yes, tis that time of the year; CHRISTMAS! Isn’t this simply out of a movie or a book and definitely something we all would yearn for?
Just in case you and your partner want to jump on to the bandwagon for Christmas and are looking for some date night ideas, stop scrolling and look no further. Listed below are my top 10 venues and to-dos to make date nights at Christmas unique and exciting; for couples near me in Chester, VA. Let’s create memories to cherish in this wonderful season of joy and cheer!
In case you wish to lose yourself in a wintery wonderland this Christmas, head straight to the Winterfest at Kings Dominion. Beginning on the 25th of November, this fest stays open to the public till the 1st of January.
Create memories with your partner standing under the tall 300 foot Christmas tree shaped like the Eiffel tower and share a kiss or two underneath it or else simply hand in hand skate with your bae on the beautiful ice rink.
Tonnes of holiday activities, mesmerizing displays, huge floats, live shows, and spectacular performances will keep you and your partner entertained this Christmas for sure. Regale each other with some lip smacking delicacies and festive shopping and gifting options at Winterland.
2. Canal Cruise
Does your idea of spending Christmas involve serenading with your partner on a river cruise watching the town go by?
If yes, then head on the riverfront canal cruise in VA.
You can charter a boat for the two of you for more romantic vibes or if you feel like being in the midst of people, hop onto the cruise boats, both work. The riverfront cruise gives you an insight into the history of the city and lets you marvel at its splendid beauty sailing through the canals.
For couples who are history buffs, you can also sign up for a cruise with the narration of the history along the Kanawha canal.
3. Escape Room
Imagine being locked up with your partner this Christmas in a room…and solving clues and puzzles to escape from there together?
Sounds different and fun! Head straight to the escape rooms at The Escape Adventures in Richmond, VA. Their escape rooms are full of thrills and clues that require coordination and effort that would eventually strengthen your bond and test the compatibility between you and your partner.
The two escape rooms at The Escape Adventures are super fun and full of challenges and give you and your partner an experience to remember. The escape rooms can also be booked for large groups and private or corporate events as well.
In case you wish to pop the question this Christmas, you can hire a room and be in full attendance surrounded by your near and dear ones amidst fun, laughter, games, and Christmas cheer and make this a Christmas Date to remember for a lifetime.
4. GardenFest of Lights
Open from November 21st to the 8th of January the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights requires advance tickets and doesn’t entertain any walk ins.
So if you wish to dazzle your partner for a date night here and relax and make memories under the night sky amidst dazzling lights, better be booked in advance to avoid disappointments with limited tickets and timed entries and exits.
The GardenFest of Lights features festive lights and decorations that can transform a dark night into a winter wonderland along with train models, dinner options along with hot chocolate, and marshmallows. Sounds heavenly right?
PS: It is Closed for Thanksgiving, and on Dec. 24 & 25, so please plan accordingly.
5. Christmas Parade
If you and your partner wish to relive your childhood fantasies on your date night this year during Christmas, head over to the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade.
The parade is held on the West Broad Street and will be held on the 3rd of December to flag off the holiday season. Beginning from the Science Museum at 10.15 in the morning the parade would travel east on Broad Street and will conclude near the Richmond Coliseum.
Hand in hand with your partner witness the parade that features holiday floats, huge helium balloons, school and college marching bands, your favourite characters and super heroes, and of course, most importantly Santa!
PS: The parade also airs LIVE.
Another event on the 4th of December; that will get you into the true holiday spirit with your partner. Ideal for planning your date night for sure.
An event for not just couples but for your entire family as well. There’s going to be story telling every hour with different characters and costumes. This event will be held in the cold outdoors, and will allow you and your date to flaunt your winter wardrobe.
Priced at $12 per person the inclusions are house tours, costumed interpreters, hot cider, holiday craft and activities, and story time.
PS: Registration is mandatory for this event. Tickets need to be pre booked.
7. Theatre Night
Date night at a theatre is an awesome way to spend your Christmas amidst music and brilliant performances.
The Carpenter Theatre in VA is one of the best for this purpose with its beautiful interiors and variety of shows.
The large stage and red curtains make the whole experience surreal and will surely transport you and your partner in an altogether different historic era.
The architecture and interiors of the theatre are simply marvelous and impressive and apt for a perfect date night during Christmas with your favorite shows playing making it a special and romantic evening for sure.
8. Romantic Walk
A romantic walk with your partner truly never gets out of style and especially if it’s the Christmas season.
Walking hand in hand with your partner and enjoying the season’s festivities is a date in itself without much fuss and frill.
Virginia has a lot of places to enjoy a quiet stroll for couples to soak in the holiday season amidst some peace and quiet like the Agecroft Hall & Gardens which has a beautiful house full of history and a beautiful pathway or you could also take your date to the William Byrd Park which has a beautiful lake. You can either sit by the lake and enjoy the quietude or simply stroll around its banks.
Perfect for your date around the Christmas season.
Nothing can beat the feeling of being away from home and yet stay connected in your city with your loved one amidst the seasonal festivities and galore.
For a date night, you can surprise your partner by booking a staycation package at a nearby hotel or resort. The holiday season warrants a lot of offers and promotions and you can definitely grab some amazing deals and indulge in luxury and comfort this Christmas with your partner.
Most of the hotels offer services to pamper and spoil you and your date during your staycation. You and your date can be relaxed and pampered amidst a beautiful festival decor and programs offered by the hotel.
10. Cozy Date Night
Huddled together in a warm blanket on a snowy Christmas evening in your cozy home, is the most foolproof and trust worthy date idea that never fails; especially if you want to avoid the season’s rush and want to spend some me time with your partner.
Put up a Christmas tree in your abode and set it up with goodies and decorations; and underneath it, you can place gift boxes for each other. To make it more romantic hang some mistletoes in the entire home and bring out your best wine or preferred drink.
Cozying up together with no where to go and no one in sight sure makes a romantic date night idea this Christmas.
These were my Top 10 Date Night Ideas This Christmas Near Me in Chester, VA. Do let me know your plans to surprise your partner this Christmas and how would you make it a memorable and eventful date night.