1. Christmas Lights and Hot Chocolate in Princeton, NJ
I might be a little biased because I live and work in the Princeton area, but I think the displays in Princeton are the best. Nearly every door has a wreath, every doorway has a garland, there are glittery holiday lights on every corner. It’s a great place to walk around, get some shopping done, go to dinner, and my favorite way to end the night? A hot chocolate from Bent Spoon in Palmer Square!
2. Drive Through Christmas Light Show in Yardley, PA
I have been going to the Light Show at Shady Brook Farm for years. The light show is over the top and gorgeous. If you have kids it’s great because everyone can stay warm in the car and they will be amazed at the large displays!
3. Ice Skating in Philadelphia and NYC
Okay, so I don’t really ice skate (it’s hard). I wanted to be Michelle Kwan in the 90s and I took a couple of years of ice skating lessons…clearly that hasn’t helped me in adulthood. But if you are into ice skating there are some really cute, picture worthy spots in the area for you and your honey.
4. Holiday Shops/Villages – Peddlers Village, Union Square, Bryant Park, Colombus Circle
Now this is an activity that’s right up my alley! The Holiday Shops and Villages! Not only are they super cute, and super picture worthy, but it’s a great place to find locally made, unique gifts. Maybe a good way to give your significant other some ideas…wink wink. Dave and I particularly like the food offerings at the Bryant Park Holiday Shops, we never leave without a Max Brenner hot chocolate and Woops! Macaroons.
5. The Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center
One of our longest standing traditions as a couple is going to see the tree in Rockefellar Center. There’s something so magical about seeing it together. Good luck getting a cute picture there together, but hey, it’s worth a try!
5. Festive Bars – Rolf’s
Who doesn’t want a good Christmas cocktail in a super decked out bar? One of my favorites is Rolf’s in NYC, I mean how gorgeous is that? If you want to avoid the Christmas crowds, the display remains up until the spring!
6. Longwood Gardens
Okay, so I love Longwood Gardens year round, but there’s something extra special about it at Christmastime. Take a walk around with your sweetheart and enjoy the displays!
7. See a show! – McCarter Theater, Radio City, Broadway
I live for a good show year round, but if you’re heading into NYC to see the tree why not also see a Broadway show or the Rockettes? If you’re staying local, see a local production of the Nutcracker or a Christmas Carol together!
My local theater is McCarter Theater in Princeton and they always do an outstanding job, it’s a fun (and warm) date night idea! Afterwards, head over to the Dinky for drinks! Cheers babes! Have a joyous holiday season with your honey.