Everybody has high hopes to be cuffed during the holidays because this time of year gives us the opportunity to go on the cutest and most Instagram-worthy dates. However, winter break is never long enough and we're always left wishing that we had more time and more dates to go on with our significant other. For the couples looking to make the most out of the limited time that they have together over winter break, here are 15 holiday dates that you'll regret not going on:
1. Ice skating date
Not only is ice skating a super cute and absolute essential for any couple over winter break, but it's relatively cheap (if not free), and gives you an excuse to hold their hand.
2. Build a gingerbread house
Nothing is cuter than cuddling up together and decorating a gingerbread house. Warning: there will be playful fighting involved about which decorations go where.
3. Holiday lights drive
Break out the Michael Bublé Christmas Album and just go for a drive! For virtually no time and no cost, you can't beat a drive around town to check out the coolest neighborhoods decked out in lights.
4. Decorate sugar cookies
There is absolutely nothing that can go wrong with a cute date like decorating sugar cookies (besides constantly having to remind him that he actually needs to decorate the cookies, not just eat the frosting).
5. Christmas movies and chill
Netflix is home to all of the best Christmas movies like Love Actually, Bad Santa, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. After you've binge watched all of the essentials, check out the $5 movie bin at Target where you can usually find other essential movies like The Polar Express, Home Alone 2, and Elf.
6. Build a fort
Grab all of your blankets and pillows and set up a giant fort complete with candles, hot chocolate, and endless giggles.
7. Create a local coffee-tasting tour
Create a route around your town that hits all of the best coffee shops. Spend a day with your bae sampling all of the different coffee flavors (bonus points if you can keep every drink holiday themed).
8. Board games and wine night
Nothing is better than getting cozy next to the fire and creating a little friendly competition with board games and holiday-inspired beverages.
9. Help each other Christmas shop
Let's face it, you know what his mom and sister would like better than he does and he knows what your dad and brother would like better than you do. Make Christmas shopping more enjoyable (and a whole lot less stressful) by spending a day at the mall together and getting your shopping out of the way.
10. Create the ultimate hot chocolate bar
Head to the grocery store together and pick up every possible hot chocolate topping you can think of: candy canes, cinnamon, whipped cream, nuts, sprinkles, syrups, marshmallows. Bring it all home and have fun experimenting with different flavors!
11. Go caroling together
Prepare a few fun Christmas songs (perhaps Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe") and show up on your friends' porches ready to put on a show.
12. Go snowboarding or sledding
Head to your local slopes for perhaps the most fun date the two of you will ever go on. Prepare for endless wipeouts accompanied by endless giggles.
13. Attend a hockey game
Whether it's high school, college, or pro, attending a hockey game together is an absolute must for the holiday season!
14. Have a snowman building contest
...only if you can handle that level of competition. It may get intense.
15. Just cuddle
Nothing beats the winter blues like simply getting out the fuzziest blankets and spending some quality time snuggled up together.