Fire and Ice - Holiday Date Night Ideas in Denver

With the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season upon us, it is easy to neglect sharing the magic of the season with the one you love.

Spending quality time together is an important part of a lasting relationship. Make weekly or monthly date nights a priority. Make this time about the two of you. Leave work at work and the stress of what is at home at the house. Embrace the charm of the season and add some spark to your relationship! Here are some local date ideas for this 2015 holiday season:

Unplug from the world! Lace up your ice skates at Skyline Park downtown Denver. Afterwards grab a hot chocolate and take in the holiday lights in a horse drawn carriage from Irish Horse Carriages(http://irishrosecarriages.com/holidaytours/)

Bundle up! For the animal lovers out there, head to the Denver Zoo for their annual holiday lights. Keep your eyes open for some of the local “residents” of the zoo. Visit www.denverzoo.org for dates and tickets.

Dress to impress! If you love the performing arts, why not take in a holiday show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Watch a performance of A Christmas Carol (Nov. 27-Dec.27) or if you want something with a little more humor check out A Christmas Story (Dec. 16- Dec. 27). Why not make a reservation at a new restaurant downtown and enjoy a nice meal together.

Grab your blankets! Don’t miss the Denver Parade of Lights on December 4th & 5th. Find a cozy spot along the two-mile route for free or upgrade to the grandstand. For parade route and tickets visit http://www.denverparadeoflights.com/.

End the year with flare! Ring in the New Year downtown at the 16th Street Mall with fireworks! Check into your hotel and enjoy a romantic dinner before watching the fireworks. For information visit http://www.denver.org/includes/calendar-of-events/New-Year-s-Eve-Fireworks/24839/.

Take a walk through the Brown Palace Hotel and enjoy their beautiful holiday décor. If you haven’t checked out the new Union Station, the holidays are a great time to enjoy an afternoon or evening there.

Whatever your plans this holiday season, make sure to take a moment, enjoy the local festivities, while spending that needed quality time together.