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
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!
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!
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 than ever.Right off 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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
OK guys, I know how excited you all are for the Holidays, now that December is here! You're thinking about gifts to buy, outfits to wear, parties to throw or to go to, and just generally dying to get festive already - at least, I know I am.
As much as you don't want to admit it, I know you're also wondering what YOU'RE going to get for Christmas this year, whether from your friends, family, or at the gift exchange with your co-workers. If you're like me, these thoughts usually lead to me wanting to treat myself. Or maybe you already bought yourself an early Christmas gift ;).
Well, I just so happen to have the most fun and rewarding way for you and your friends to treat yourselves this December: the Montreal Casino. They have an amazing array of activities planned for you this year, and more importantly, insane prizes to win.
Naughty or Nice
Naughty or Nice is by far the coolest activity this year. First off, you need to push the mighty button that reveals whether you've been naughty or nice this year to get your entry ticket.
Second, Santa and Grinch (yes, the real ones) are on site taking care of the draws, so you can hang out with them and hope that they will get your name out of the box!
Third, the winners of the draw (10 per night) can choose from a variety of amazing giftswrapped by Santa’s elves, or by the Grinch’s clumsy hands. Some of the prizes up for grabs this year are electronic tablets, smart TVs, hotel deals, money prizes and much more.
And the best part is...
Last but not least, by simply pushing that button, you have the chance of winning the $10,000 jackpot! In fact, one name will be drawn out of all the winners of the Naughty or Nice promotion, so you actually could leave with a sweet new TV AND a madly refreshed bank account!
...by playing online at espacejeux.com! You are invited to enter the promotional code for a chance at winning one of five $500 prizes each night, in addition to another $10,000 to be drawn at the end of the promotion.
It's an opportunity you truly can't miss if you're looking for a fun and exciting way to treat yourself this December!
And there's so much more going on at the Montreal Casino during the Holidays. Here are some of the things you can do:
The Holiday Promotion
Win up to $150,000 by participating in the Holiday Promotion! There are only two days left for this one, December 1 and 8, so you'll want to get on it right away! All you need to do is play the slot machines to accumulate participations for the draw for your chance to enter the mini slot machine tournament. The winner of the tournament then moves on to the final game for a chance to win the $150,000 jackpot!
Treat Your Taste Buds
The Montreal Casino's restaurants are offering prix fixe Holiday menus this year, making this the perfect time to discover the variety of plates!
Le Montreal has an awe-inspiring view of the city, and their menu is literally overflowing with the creativity of Chef Jean-Pierre Curtat and his team, while Le Pavillon 67 offers the ultimate gourmet experience with all-you-can-eat seafood and more. Finally, L’Atelier Joël Robuchon is featuring exciting and unique dishes from the world-renowned chef, all with a festive Holiday twist.
You can even plan a party for your friends or coworkers at one of the casino's bars, and they will take care of food and have a chef on site for you for only $37 per person.
What else, you ask?
In addition to all of these special Holiday promotions and activities, the Montreal Casino is also hosting a New Year's Party that includes live bands and DJs, free promotional items, an epic New Year's countdown and more!
The Montreal Casino is the place to be this December, if you want to get into the Holiday spirit and treat yourself and your friends to some fun and excitement!
Okay, so everyone in Montreal usually goes out for their birthday at either a night club on Boulevard St.Laurent or in Old Montreal. Well, why not be different and do something even crazier for your birthday!
Montreal does have a great night life but they also have a variety of amazing activities that you and your friends should do to celebrate your birthdays. So break away from spending hundreds of dollars on bottle service every week for someone’s birthday and try something new!
I know that you are probably thinking "what the heck is there to do in Montreal for my birthday in the WINTER?" Well, there is actually plenty of things you can do! I can guarantee you that if you choose one of these activities for your birthdays that you won’t regret it!
Become your very own personal wine consultant on your birthday at Les Conseillers Du Vin! Here, you and your friend will learn, taste, and make your own wine for a day! This is a great way to have a classy and tipsy wine birthday this winter with your friends!
When you and your girls just need an excuse to go to the spa and chill out, make your birthday that excuse! At Bota Bota you can enjoy a relaxing time for your closest friends while celebrating your birthday! It's never too cold for a spa day!
If you and your friends love trying new things, then I recommend trying pole dancing! It’s an absolute blast and a great way to share some good laughs on your birthday! It's also a great winter workout so be sure to check out Milano Pole Studio!
This year, in honor of Montreal’s 375th, the Igloofest will be bigger and better than ever.Right off the bat, this year’s celebration will last 6 whole weeks! that’s 2 weeks longer than usual! So, make it a double celebration and go to the Igloofest with all your friends for your birthday too!
Have the ultimate hightea experience for your birthday this winter! If you love feeling classy, then high tea is the perfect birthday option for you plus you stay warm AF! You can drink up and expect a wonderful birthday at Cardinal.
It’s official, Montreal has anti-gravity yoga! You can now fly through the sky in Montreal at Club Sportif MAA. Some call it aerial yoga or zero gravity yoga but whatever you call it, it’s cool AF! Anti-gravity yoga is a new kind of workout invented by aerial performers. It involves performing a series of exercises inspired by yoga, pilates, and aerial acrobatics for a total-body workout. So book your class ASAP and spend your birthday with your friend by flying through the sky!
It’s the first ever free fall simulator in Canada. Visit Sky Venture and learn to like you are sailing over the sea! It’s the next best thing to a vacation birthday so I garantee that you will hae a blast!
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! You and your BFFS 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.
This hotel is world renowned and only 10 minutes from Quebec City .Everything is made of ice! From the beds to the shot glasses so it is a great way to spend your birthday! You can get drunk and enjoy winter all in one on your special day.
Located in Niagra Falls, you can find this amazing light festival! The festival spans eight kilometers and millions of lights, all making up displays, light and sound shows, 3D projections, illuminations, and more. Meaning that you’re in for one seriously magical, unbelievable time, of course. Ontario’s Winter Festival of Lights is going down November 19 – January 31. Admission is free. It's a great way to explore Canada and enjoy winter on your birthday!
Mont-Tremblant is always the easiest roadtrip that you can take spontaneously if you like to plan your birthday last minute! You obviously know that it’s beautiful in the summer but it’s actually drop dead gorgeous in the winter! So, why not have a ski trip birthday this winter?!
The Via Feratta involves a combination of hiking, climbing, ziplines, suspension, good sights, good vibes, and an all-around awesome time. It is located in the Canyon Sainte-Anne (206 Route 138 East, Beaupré, QC), in Beaupré, happens to be home to the very first uninterrupted winter via ferrata in the whole world. It's a great idea for those who love adventures on their birthday!
Every year, the Esplanade Financière Sun Life section of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium (4545 Pierre-De Coubertin) transforms into a giant, refrigerated outdoor ice rink. It's a great way to spend your birthday while enjoying winter in Montreal!
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 on your birthday!
The Scandinave Spa in Mont-Tremblant (537 Montée Ryan, Mont-Tremblant, QC), is about an hour and a half drive out of the city and is one seriously magical place. It is a great location for a staycation birthday party! You can relax, drink up, and have a magical wintery time!
Ah yes, the famous chocolate bomb is 100% a desert that you must have on your birthday! Not only is it super amazing to watch like in the video above, but it is also crazy good! This is a chocolate shop in downtown Montreal that is made to serve you a gourmet dessert on your birthday!
You can go propelling down a huge snow mountain with 12 separate paths (so you can go down at the same time as 11 other friends, probably!), 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 birthday celebration!