It is getting chilly in Chicago and the viral phenomenon of “cuffing season” is beginning. Cuffing season refers to the phenomenon of people looking for a relationship during the colder months of the year. So wether you’re in a relationship for this winter, plan to date your partner for a while, or been with your spouse for some time, there’s something to be said about dating during the winter months. The holiday lights are a little more bright, the snow is a little more beautiful and home is cozier. So here are some ideas for date night to enjoy this Winter season with your partner.
Light Up the Lake
Located at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Light Up the Lake is one of the most exciting new events coming to Chicagoland this Holiday season. Light up the Lake is Chicago’s largest indoor, temperature-controlled light garden. Featuring an ice rink(with free skate rental with event ticket), an authentic holiday beer garden, and, each ticket also includes a free ride on Navy Pier’s world famous Centennial Wheel which will remain valid until March of 2022. This event promises to be super romantic, from the ice rink to the ride on the Centennial Wheel, this light show will be a great date night for you and your partner. Navy Pier’s light show boasts over 600,000 lights decorating oversized, holiday-themed sculptures–including a massive lit-up rubber duckie. Light up the Lake is the perfect way to spend a chilly weekday or weekend day, so get your tickets now.
Visit the Art Institute and it’s Surrounding Scene
The art Institute will surely be romantic and also get you into the holiday mood. Every year the Museum does a creche to tell the story of Jesus’ birth, this year the creche is inspired by 18th century Naples. The surrounding area around the art Institute will also provide for a great experience on your date night. The Game Room in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has shuffleboard, foosball, bocce, checkers, chess and more, plus the Circle Room, the restaurant in the Game Room, is an incredible dining option. So go have yourself a great date at the Art Institute.
Curling at Kaiser Tiger
There’s nothing better than doing something out of the box a little bit on a date. Curling is definitely something that not many people have done in their lives. Kaiser Tiger promises to be a super fun date night between dinner, curling and drinks!
Romantic Dinner at Trivoli Tavern to Maggie Daley Park for Ice Skating
Looking for a Romantic Dinner? The dimly lit Trivoli Tavern, right off West Loop is a great spot for incredible service and an amazing overall dining experience. After dinner you and your date are a ten minute Uber from Maggie Daley Park, where you can ice skate the iconic ice skating ribbon in down town Chicago with beautiful views of the city.
Visit the Van Gogh exhibit in Chicago
The van Gogh exhibit in Chicago is a very romantic date night idea for you and your partner. This completely immersive experience promises to bring the “art of Vincent to Life.” The exhibit boasts 500 cubic feet of projections Vincent van Gogh ’s work. Yes, this exhibit is all projections of van Gogh’s work onto the walls of the exhibit. After the exhibit, go have a nice dinner to round out a very romantic date.
Stay Home, Get cozy, and Put on a Movie!
It’s cold out! Throw on a Christmas movie, grab your coziest blanket, and watch a movie!