Christmas is the most incredible time of the year! Everything about this holiday season is so whimsical. And so, it becomes the best time to start new traditions.
If you’re in a new relationship recently, are married, or are just committed and looking to create some fun Christmas traditions for couples, I’ve got the best activities for you and your love.
Most of these ideas are great for the budget, too. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to celebrate the holiday season.
Carrying over the old traditions is fun, but when you add some new ones, they make Christmas that much better.
Once you begin sharing your family’s best Christmas traditions with your love, creating new rituals to look forward to all year round becomes even more exciting.
Whether you celebrate a religiously based holiday or a commercial Christmas, there are ideas for everyone.
I’ve compiled a list of some of the most amazing Christmas activities you can share to make the happiest season even more extraordinary.
Make the most of Christmas as a couple with these 30 fantastic and creative romantic Christmas date ideas to celebrate the most wonderful time of year.
30 Incredible Christmas Activities For Couples
It’s not only about carrying the legacy of holiday traditions but bringing in new ones. Some fun and romantic Christmas activities can also help you re-ignite the spark between you. So, take the initiative and plan some new, beautiful, romantic Christmas activities that will become an every year tradition.
1 Write A Love Letter
Do you remember writing a love letter to the one you adore recently? You may have never thought of writing one. Although this tradition is old, we have lost the art of letter writing. A handwritten letter has a different feel altogether, and Christmas is the best time to start this tradition to make your love bloom. Expressing your gratitude, appreciation, and goals for your relationship in the coming year is a better way to show love, and your partner will adore it.
2 Exchange Sexy Stockings
Don’t hesitate to be naughty when sharing something special with your spouse. You can exchange sexy stockings to kindle the spark again.
3 Decorate A Gingerbread House
A simple thing to do together this Christmas is to decorate a gingerbread house. It may look like something only children do, but it can bring you closer while working on the house.
4 Gift Something Meaningful
Avoid giving a gift just for the sake of gift giving. You know what your partner wants or needs. Gift something meaningful they will use so your gift won’t lie somewhere in the house or the donation bin. Head to the mall, a Christmas market, or your partner’s favorite online store and find something perfect for them. Add some thought to who your partner is and find something they will adore.
5 Cook Together
Cooking doesn’t need to be a mundane job. When you cook together, you enjoy every bit of the kitchen space. Getting playful while cooking your favorite dishes may be a lot of fun, and a simple cooking session can become a romantic date. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it’s a great time to spend quality time together and have a yummy Christmas dinner.
6 Have A Hot Cocoa Date
Nothing can top the joy of having hot cocoa while you relax on the sofa with each other. Adding fun toppings to hot cocoa, like whipped cream, a candy cane (and maybe some sprinkles) is a great way to make it more enjoyable. Then pull out some cards or board games for a tech-free evening.
Even if you’re going out, you can carry the hot chocolate in insulated cups and enjoy it while you roam around, experiencing the Christmas magic.
7 Volunteer For A Good Cause
Giving back to society adds joy and satisfaction to our lives. If you love working for a good cause, you can volunteer. Taking part in volunteer projects will help you build relationships with your community and help someone in need at the same time.
You can see all the positive aspects of your life as a couple by participating in meaningful volunteer work. It will not only bring you closer to your community but will also bring you closer to each other. You can discover new things and work on mutual interests together.
8 Donate Your Time
Christmas is not just about celebrating with family and friends but also about giving happiness to others. You can donate food, money, clothes, or other winter essentials to underprivileged people and spread some smiles. Spend time at a local hospital, food pantry, or soup kitchen to give back to your community. Bringing joy and happiness into someone’s life by giving back to them helps you grow as a person and as a couple.
9 Go Caroling
Do you want to spread the Christmas spirit, you can go caroling with your spouse and sing Christmas carols for others. You can also involve other couples who would love to be a part of singing holiday favorites and spreading some joy by sharing their favorite Christmas song. Who doesn’t love a good Christmas carol?
10 Watch A Christmas Movie Together
Nothing can beat the tradition of watching a Christmas movie together. Get into a cozy blanket, curl up on the couch in the living room, grab a big bowl of popcorn, and have a few drinks while you enjoy a classic together. And when you make it a movie marathon of all your favorite Christmas movies, the fun can last all evening.
11 Wrap Gifts Together
Make an afternoon or evening tradition out of it and have fun wrapping gifts together. Serve up your favorite beverages and enjoy the moment. Wrapping gifts is especially fun if one person does all the holiday shopping. This way, the other gets to see all the significant purchases. Gift giving could be the best part of the Christmas season.
12 Kiss Under the Mistletoe
According to one version of the myth that started in ancient Greece, kissing under the mistletoe was done at weddings because of the plant’s association with fertility.
A refusal to kiss under the mistletoe is considered bad luck. As soon as the couple kisses, they must pluck one of the berries from the plant. The branch loses its ability to compel kisses when all the berries are gone. So, make this Christmas more mesmerizing by kissing your spouse under the mistletoe.
13 Start your Day with a Great Christmas Breakfast
Good food creates a good mood! And when it comes to celebrating the Christmas mood, a good breakfast is a must. You can plan a delicious holiday menu and eat it on Christmas morning.
14 Embrace Family Traditions
It’s always great to start some new Christmas customs with your love, but embracing the old traditions is fun, too. Look at your family traditions and bring in some of the best ones to make Christmas more festive with your partner.
15 Plan A Christmas Date Night
Couples can participate in romantic activities throughout the year, but Christmas adds a different charm altogether. Some magic in the holiday season spreads love and brings people together. Plan a Christmas date night with all the coziness, food, and romance of the holiday season. We love our local coffee shop but also love to explore different coffee shops in other towns. That might make for a great and frugal date night.
16 Take a Photo Together
Taking photos may sound lame, but when you take them in the same pose every year and witness the changes happening year on year, it’s fun to look back on the past. Pick out a great ugly sweater and then you can use that photo for this year’s Christmas card!
17 Wear Matching Christmas Pajamas
Wearing matching couple pajamas add extra charm to the Christmas joy. Get some lovely pairs of couple pajamas and make it a ritual to match each other every holiday season.
18 Curl Up In Bed
Spend time with your spouse during the holiday season, despite all the hustle and bustle. The hurried day-to-day life doesn’t allow you to spend some memorable moments with each other. Take this opportunity to curl up in bed and talk about only you two.
This particular time shouldn’t be anything except reminiscing about great times, your first date, and hilarious moments. Create a custom to spend your Christmas eve curled up in bed with just the glow of the Christmas lights.
19. Make DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments
If you’re both handy and crafty, team up and make some Christmas Tree ornaments. Make this a tradition for close friends and family.
20. Decorate The Christmas Tree Together
Make it a Christmas Couple’s tradition to decorate the Christmas tree together. Put on some favorite Christmas music and pull out all the decor.
Reminisce about each ornament and practice gratitude for your lives together. While you’re at it, grab the other Christmas decorations, too.
Bonus points if you can go to the woods and cut your own from a local Christmas tree farm!
21. Go Ice Skating
Our area has some great ponds and lakes that freeze over and are perfect for ice skating. Bring a shovel and a thermos of hot cocoa to enjoy the outdoors.
If you don’t have a naturally frozen rink, consider man-made rinks in your area. Some towns might have outside rinks open to the public, and most will have indoor arenas that you can access on specific days and times.
22. Bake Christmas Cookies Together
Baking together can be a fun way to spend the holidays: Bake cookies and holiday bread for family and friends as gifts or some goodies to share. Baking can be a romantic activity. And a bonus for getting matching aprons!
23. Go For A Winter Hike
Hiking during the winter is a great way to spend time with your significant other. Not only will you get some exercise, but you’ll also enjoy the beauty of nature covered in snow.
And what could be more romantic than taking in the sights and sounds of the wilderness together?
24. Visit An Animal Shelter
If you’re both animal lovers, visit an animal shelter to spread the Christmas cheer to all those animals that don’t have homes this season.
Get some kitty cuddles and puppy kisses. Bring some towels, blankets, and maybe even some treats for the shelter!
25. Take A Sleigh Ride Together
Whether you live in a cold climate or want to experience a traditional Christmas activity, taking a sleigh ride is worth considering.
Sleigh rides are a great way to enjoy the winter scenery while spending time with your loved one. They also provide an opportunity for some romantic moments.
If you are interested in taking a sleigh ride, you should keep a few things in mind. First of all, make sure to dress warmly!
It can get cold, especially if you are going at night so dress warm. Secondly, be sure to book your ride in advance. Many companies only offer a limited number of rides daily, so you don’t want to miss out.
26. Go On Vacation
There are many different places you can go on vacation for Christmas. Many beautiful resorts offer special Christmas packages if you want to stay close to home.
Alternatively, you could travel to a different country or continent and experience a different culture. Consider a winter cabin surrounded by snow or a tropical beach to escape the cold, grey season.
27. Try Some DIY Christmas Gifts
Get together in the weeks before Christmas and DIY gifts for family and friends.
If you’re creative with wood, build tool boxes, shelves, birdhouses, or more complicated things like jewelry boxes or small furniture pieces, this might be the perfect time to put those skills to use.
28. Visit A Fancy Restaraunt
Take this time to make a reservation at a fancy restaurant as a gift to each other. Make sure you put on fancy clothes and do it right. Be romantic – like you were when you first started dating. Enjoy each other’s company.
29. Find A Christmas Concert Or Symphony
A Christmas concert or symphony is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. It’s a great way to give back to your community and enjoy a sexy new tradition.
You can choose a concert or symphony that is a fundraiser for an organization or one put on by local children. Either way, you’ll be doing something good for others and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
30. Go To A Movie
Friends of ours who’ve been married for 30 years have always gone to the movies on Christmas afternoons. They spend time with their local family on Christmas eve, and then they see a movie on Christmas day.
Final Thoughts On Christmas Activities For Couples
Though spending extravagantly on Christmas gifts and activities may be tempting, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday season without breaking the bank. By getting creative and using a bit of imagination, couples can have a wonderful time together without spending too much money. Embrace the spirit of Christmas and enjoy your love for each other this holiday season with these fun activities.