First dates can be really hard to plan, especially during the holidays! You don't want to seem too pushy with extremely romantic dates nor boring with simple outdone dates. But don't worry! The list below composes of fabulous date ideas that you can plan during the holidays without worrying about being invited to your dates Christmas family dinner!
There really is a lot you can do in Montreal during the holidays that includes outdoor activities, indoor activities, delightful food and much more! So, there is definitely something on this list for every type of date you are looking for! It's time to share the holiday cheer with someone who may be around for next Christmas!
1. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To Cooking Class On Your First Date
Learned how to cook risotto in French. I've never cooked risotto before but you basically keep mixing the rice while adding broth until it's cooked. I asked why not just use a rice cooker? Chef said that's only used for sushi rice. #travel #montreal #foodie
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Have fun and enjoy a holiday inspired meal that will impress your first date AF! It’s about $40 and honestly a blast! This is a great first date because you both will be busy cooking but also talking and making great memories with a delicious dinner as a result!
2. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To Le Ceramic Cafe On Your First Date
One of my personal favorite places is Le Céramic Café. It’s a great place where you can create art, relax, enjoy food, and overall have fun! You can choose whichever mold you like and the fun takes off from there! It’s a great way to get to know your date plus it's not awkward if the conversation isn't continuous because you will be focusing on painting!
3. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To The Christmas Bar On Your First Date
Le Miracle Montreal is opening a pop-up bar in the heart of Quartier Latin.This place will be decked out with bear skins, a fireplace, Christmas lights, Christmas music and TVs that will be playing all your favorite holiday classics.The bar officially opens on December 1st and last until December 31st so be sure to get drunk Christmas style with your date!
4. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go Tubing On Your First Date
You can go propelling down a huge snow mountain with 12 separate paths overlooking downtown Montreal. At night, the tube sliding activity takes a turn for the magical, with glowing lights and super fun views. This year, the Fete Des Neiges takes place in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau between January 14 – February 5, 2017 so be sure to check it out for a fabulous first date with that person who loves the snow just as much as you!
5. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To The Igloofest On Your Date
This year, in honor of Montreal’s 375th, the Igloofest will be bigger and better thanoff the bat, this year’s celebration will last 6 whole weeks! that’s 2 weeks longer than usual! So, show your date that you are a fun party person and bring them to a night filled with EDM, beer, and fun!
6. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To Mont-Tremblant Village On Your First Date
With several restaurants, a spa, and plenty of winter activities, be sure to check out Mont-Tremblant Village for a truly romantic time with your date! It's a great first date because there are dozens of things you guys can do all in one day to see what their likes and dislikes are.
7. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To Paint The Nite On Your First Date
Price: $50 with Groupon
I suggest checking out Paint the Nite on your first date because you can drink and have fun painting. Montreal gladly hosts multiple events at local bars. Simply go on their website and choose an event, which has a specific theme, and buy your tickets. Here, you and your date will drink up, paint, and share amazing memories as you look back at your beautiful paintings. It’s the perfect holiday date especially when you do a Christmas themed painting!
8. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To A Winter Canyon On Your First Date
How Far: 1 hour away!
Price: $25 per person
The Ausable Chasm is now offering their brand new Winter Tours! You can avoid the summer crowds and maybe even have the entire park to yourself on your birthday this year! It's a fabulous first date because you can show them your adventurous side. You and your date will have a view of gigantic icicles that tower 150′ above the Ausable River and a chasm blanketed in snow . Two-hour guided winter tours are also available but reservations are required. All visitors must wear snowshoes or ice cleats for safety, depending on how much ice and snow have accumulated. Rentals are available for $10 per day if you do not have your own. You can even go on a special Photo Tour with resident photographers if your date loves photography.
9. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To The Christmas Light Festival On Your First Date
This is the ideal perfect holiday first date! Just like the Festi-Lumiere, taking place in Quebec City, roughly a two-hour drive out of Montreal. Featuring over 500,000 LED lights on an outdoor circuit, the Festi-Lumiere is a huge network of lights, light projections, music, outdoor fireplaces, and more, turning the city into pretty much a romantic winter wonderland.
10. Share The Holiday Cheer And Walk Through Old Montreal On Your First Date
Old Montreal is absolutely stunning! Especially in the winter. Old Montreal does this thing where it makes you feel like you are in Europe! So, bring the romance and site see with your date in Old Montreal under the moonlight.
11. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go For Hot Cacao On Your First Date
To top off your first date by heading out to Cacao 70 for some delicious hot cacao after a long day skating in Montreal. This is a great location to have intimate conversations with your date over a nice hot cup or Cacao! Trust me, you will really get to know your date after bringing them here!
12. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go Snowshoeing On Your First Date
Snowshoeing and hot chocolate:
Friday and Saturday Evenings, January 6 to March 4
At nightfall, treat your date to a big breath of fresh air and a hot chocolate along the way by snowshoeing at Mount Royal. This is a fun and different first date that will show how unique you are to your date and that will really get you both in the holiday spirit!
12-15 years of age: $17
16 years of age and older: $22
13. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go Skiing On Your First Date
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How Far: 1 hour and a half
Enjoy skiing like you are in Switzerland this winter break by heading to Mont-Tremblant! It is absolutely stunning in the winter and will blow your mind! It’s actually named #13 on the list of the top 25 best ski towns! It's a great first date to go on during the holidays because you can laugh at each other and even teach each other which involves close contact!
14. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go To The Spa Your First Date
Price: $45 each
Enjoy winter and the holidays in a whole new way by taking going on a first date to Bota Bota. This will allow you guys to learn how to feel comfortable with each other plus it's romantic AF! It's the perfect way to relax with your date since you both probably just finished exams. Personally, I recommend Bota Bota since it is only $45 before 11 am and after 6pm for their water circuit. Not only do you relax, but you also get to see Montreal from a whole other angle with the stunning views you receive of Montreal covered in snow!
15. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go For Dessert On Your First Date
Go check out C'chocolat this holiday season and make your date fall in love with you by buying them a great dessert like the famous chocolate bomb! This is a perfect first date idea because it shows how fun you are but that you can be just as sweet!
16. Share The Holiday Cheer And Go Skating On Your First Date
The Old Port skating rink seriously has it all: it’s got romance, fun, decorations, lights, and to top things off, it’s outdoors. It may not be the beach but it sure is fun this winter especially for a first date!