With the holiday festivities in the rearview mirror and winter in full swing, it can be easy to fall into a rut during this season of short days and cold weather. But you don’t have to let the weather bring your spirits down! Get inspired to spend some extra cozy time with your partner all winter long with our fun winter date ideas.\n1. Enjoy a Theater Show\nHeading to the theater is a great way to break up the monotony of the winter season and get you out of the house. Plus, it gives you the perfect excuse to get dressed up. Make a dinner reservation at your favorite restaurant beforehand or grab cocktails at your favorite spot after the show.\n2. Explore an Exhibit at a Museum \nHead to a local art, science, or history museum and take your time exploring the latest exhibits. Grab a bite to eat or take a coffee break at an onsite café or restaurant and enjoy discussing your favorite displays.\n3. Go Ice Skating\nIce skating dates aren’t only reserved for romantic flicks. Whether you choose to go to an outdoor or indoor ice skating rink, you’ll feel like a kid again as you hold hands with your sweetie while skating around the rink. Be sure to head out for a delicious cup of hot cocoa afterward – or make your own from scratch when you get back home.\n4. Get a QALO Date Night Box\nWant to have an exceptional date night without leaving the house? Then you’ll want to grab one (or more!) of our QALO Date Night Boxes. Our boxes are an affordable and convenient way to spend fun, quality time together at home.\nWhether you get a box to keep on-hand for a spontaneous date night or want to plan exactly when you’re going to use it, you’ll LOVE bonding while doing these fun activities. Choose from awesome themes, including “Beverage Bookends,” “Movie on a Mountain,” and “Epic Selfie.”\n5. Bake Cookies\nWhen it’s freezing outside, what can be better than turning on the oven and baking homemade cookies? Spending time in the kitchen with your significant other is always a great idea, but baking some sweet treats that you can enjoy together while sipping your favorite warm beverage is perfect for this time of year.\n6. Go Sledding\nHave snow outside? Then summon your inner child and grab a couple of sleds for a lighthearted date that’s sure to be filled with laughter and give you a workout to boot – especially if you add some competition and race each other up and down the hills.\n7. Enjoy a Winter Hike\nIf you’re up for a winter hike, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views that you’ll only get to experience this time of year. Not up for anything too challenging? No problem! Find a trail that’s a beginner level and go only part of the way so you can take in the breathtaking scenery. Be sure to bring snacks, water, and – of course – dress accordingly.\n8. Loosen Up with Karaoke\nAre you looking to kick back and belt out some tunes with your sweetie after a full week of work? A karaoke date night is exactly what you need! Whether you head to a local bar that hosts a karaoke night or you set up your own at home, you’re guaranteed to have a blast being goofy together.\n9. Book an Escape Room Adventure\nWant to use your combined smarts to solve clues and experience an exciting evening of adventure together? You may be up for booking an outing at an Escape Room. You’ll bond as you work together to break out of prison, stop a crime, or figure your way out of another crazy situation in a set amount of time. Regardless if you win or lose, you’ll likely want to go back for more.\n10. Relax Under the Stars\nStargazing is a great winter date idea. It’s the perfect opportunity to get cozy with your sweetheart in a relaxed setting where you can be together and admire the beauty of the evening sky. Plan ahead by finding a comfy place to sit and bring a cozy blanket to cuddle under, along with hot chocolate to sip while staring at the stars. \nThere are so many great date ideas in the winter for both indoor and outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking to have a weekly winter date night or a special outing once or twice a month, use these suggestions to plan your ideal winter dates\/ Also, be sure to share your favorite dates with us on Instagram using #QALOring. We can’t wait to see the winter date ideas you choose! \nAlthough it may still seem a bit far off, spring will be here before we know it! Keep your winter date night momentum going into the next season by checking out our outdoor date ideas that are perfect for spring.