Christmas is the most romantic time of the year. The chilly weather, twinkling lights and gently falling snow just makes you want to get all warm and cozy with your significant other.
In Ontario, there are several places you can go to for a fun 'holidate'. From Christmas markets to festive train rides, there's endless things available for you to do in the province.
Here are 7 unique dates to go on with your boyfriend in Ontario this Christmas:
Cranberry Marsh Skating
Johnston's Cranberry Farm in Muskoka is home to a 1.2-km ice skating trail that cuts through 12 acres of frozen cranberry marsh. Along the way, you'll come across gorgeous snow-covered trees, frozen waterfalls and cozy outdoor fire pits to stop at.
Christmas Light Trail
Every year, the small town of Delta near the Thousand Islands converts its local park into a dazzling winter wonderland. Trees, heritage buildings and fences along a 2-km path are adorned with bright, colourful lights, making it picture perfect for a romantic evening stroll with a loved one.
Polar Express Train Ride
The Waterloo Central Railway is holding themed train rides this holiday season. The journey begins at St. Jacobs Village and goes to Elmira, non-stop. Included in package is a pre-ride event with hot chocolate, refreshments and live music.
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures has a variety of winter programs that are perfect for the outdoorsy couple. One of their coolest offerings is a snowshoeing session that takes you on 10 km of trails in the Niagara Escarpment. There's even a snow-covered suspension bridge you can snowshoe across for an epic view of the region!
The Blue Mountains, ON
Scandinave Spa is a great way to relax this holiday season. For just $60, you can get full access to the spa's outdoor heated baths and whirlpools. For a little bit extra, you could also indulge in a few soothing therapeutic services, like massages and facials.
Bruce Peninsula turns into a snow-covered wonderland every winter. The freezing lake and white-tipped cliffs makes it look completely different than it does in the summer, and it's worth seeing at least once in your life. You can stay at the local inns, or if you're more daring, camp under the Northern Lights.
The Christkindl Market is a top-rated festival that is based on the traditional holiday celebrations that occur in Germany. Kitchener City Hall is transformed into a cozy Christmas market complete with a brightly-lit tree, festive vendors and an open skating rink.