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6 of the Most Romantic Winter Date Ideas in Toronto

There’s just something about the holidays that exudes romance. With all of the glistening lights, sentimental feelings, and opportunities for fun together, it’s the perfect season to spend with your partner. From picking out a gift for your special someone to cuddling up as you take a horse and carriage ride, Christmas is filled with romantic moments. If you want to add a bit more ambiance to your holiday activities, here are six of the most romantic winter date ideas in Toronto. 

Look at Christmas lights.

Twinkling lights, live entertainment, and opportunities to get the perfect photo op abound at Glow Christmas Toronto. Whether you go out on a date night or spend the whole day at the event, there’s much to do. Walk through the various light displays, shop at the vendor market, and make time to eat and drink at this fabulous holiday event in Toronto. As a bonus, plan to look at outdoor lights on the way to and from Glow Christmas. 

Try ice skating.

Whether you’re a novice or expert ice skater, invite your partner—or finally ask that certain someone out—to go skating. There are plenty of places to go in Toronto, such as Rennie Park or Regent Park. Bundle up and hold hands as you make your way around the rink. 


Dive deep into a museum.

At first glance, heading to a museum may not seem romantic. However, it’s a great way to get to know each other better while doing something indoors. Evaluate pieces at the Museum of Contemporary Art or discuss history at the Royal Ontario Museum. Going to a museum can be a great conversation starter and can draw your relationship closer. 


Go on a food tour.

If the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, then seize the opportunity to sample different types of cuisine on a Toronto food tour! Go to Old Toronto and feast on all sorts of Canadian classics as you chat with your partner on a secret food tour. If you’re single, this also makes a great first date idea. It’s the perfect reason to get the courage to finally ask someone to come along. 


See a show.

Toronto has many fun shows to see during the holiday season, so take advantage of one or more. Sit close together and hold hands while you laugh, listen, and possibly cry at some of the fabulous entertainment options in Toronto. See the National Ballet of Canada perform The Nutcracker or hear the Toronto Symphony Orchestra perform music from Elf to get into the holiday spirit. 


Take a cooking class.

Not only is sharing a meal romantic, but learning to cook is a fun way to spend time together. Both Dish and Maison Maitland offer cooking classes throughout the season. Who knows? You may find a new dish to add to your holiday menu this year. 


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