Holiday rendezvous ideas


Katelynn Hexamer

Christmas-themed mug

As the weather here in Indianapolis gets colder and the holiday season dawns upon us, many are excited to celebrate with their significant other. Here are some of the best holiday-themed date ideas for couples in the Indianapolis area.

  1. Ice skating

Ice skating in the winter is an adorable way to embrace the cold weather during the holiday season. Here in Indy, the Fuel Tank at Fishers is a great option for swirling around the ice with your boo. Hot chocolate is also available here for purchase. The rink is located at 9022 East 126th Street, Fishers. Available skate times and more information can be found on their website.

  1. Christkindlmarkt

A more traditional Holiday experience can be found at the Christkindlmarkt in Carmel. This holiday market, located at 10 Center Green, Carmel, IN, embraces a European tradition of authentic offerings in the form of German vendors. Vendors sell many traditional German foods such as hot cider, bratwurst, and pretzels. An evening trip with your partner in crime to this festive event could make for a lovely time during in the cold weather. Hours and more information can be found on their website.

“Eating the German food and experiencing the culture was really fun,” said Noah Armour, 12, of his experience at the Christkindlmarkt.“But the best part was seeing all the people fall down trying to ice skate.”

  1. Christmas at the Zoo

As a kid, Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo was my favorite activity during holiday time, but it can also be an enchanting date for folks of any age. The lights at the zoo create an exquisite background for a rendezvous with a loved one. More information and hours can be found on the Indianapolis Zoo website.

  1. Christmas movies at home

Not in the mood to spend money? That is not a problem. A fireside movie night with your special companion can make for a great time. No cash is needed for cuddling up in PJs to watch a classic Christmas movie. Movies offered on Netflix include “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Love Actually,” and “The Nutcracker.”