casual christmas dates
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The happiest time of the year is here and it’s the perfect season to spend with someone you love. This holiday season, you can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by planning a casual Christmas date that’s festive and fun. Make sure you and your significant other make the most out of the holiday season by trying out some of these holiday date ideas!

A Night In – Cookies, Movies and More

Spending a night in with your date can be its own kind of fun! There’s so much you can do, from Christmas movie marathons to making gingerbread houses together to decorating Christmas cookies and much more. You’ll get lots of quality time together surrounded by all the holiday cheer you could want. You can even put on some holiday pajamas and make hot cocoa to enjoy together to maximize your holiday spirit.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

If you haven’t heard, Busch Gardens is the place to be this December. With tons of holiday fun, from Christmas Town Village to a number of holiday shows to thrill rides and attractions and more, you can’t miss it. For more information on everything you’ll get with a visit to this holiday spectacular, check out A Holiday Date Night at Busch Gardens Christmas Town!

busch gardens christmas town

Christmas Tree Lightings and Light Shows

A perfect way to celebrate the holidays is by going to some awesome tree lighting ceremonies or light shows. There’s so many to choose from, or you can even go to many. Curtis Hixon Winter Village and Wiregrass Mall are just a few places where you can enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies, but there are many more. Check out the light shows around the Bay area, as well! For this year’s lights check out Celebrate the Holiday’s in Tampa Bay: Holiday Events, Lights, and More!

The Shops at Wiregrass

Ice Skating

Tampa Bay has no shortage of awesome locations for ice skating! You can visit any of the year-round locations or try going to a holiday location like the ice skating at Curtis Hixon Winter Village. Whether you’re a pro skater or only a beginner, you’ll have lots of fun with your significant other. You could even go out for some hot chocolate after to warm up after being on the ice!

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Curtis Hixon Winter Village Facebook Page

Paint Your Own Pottery

Thoughtful gifts are always a hit. And what’s more thoughtful than a personalized piece of pottery? You and your date can visit any of the numerous paint your own pottery locations in Tampa Bay and make personalized gifts for those on your lists. Whether you want to paint a mug, an animal statue, salt and pepper shakers or anything else from the dozens and dozens of options, you’re bound to have a great time painting together. Check out You do the Dishes or Color Me Mine.

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You Do The Dishes Facebook Page

Looking for some more holiday fun and date night ideas? Check out Celebrate the Holidays in Tampa Bay: Holiday Events, Lights and More! And don’t forget to check out some New Year’s fun too at The Best New Years Eve Events in Tampa Bay Clearwater St Pete!