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Well, I think it’s safe to say that winter is finally here… and if you’re like me, that means you just want to stay in, sit by the fire, drink hot cocoa and not step foot outside for about the next 4 months. However; that’s not really feasible. So; I’m here to give you some winter date night ideas that even those who would much rather stay indoors during the blistering cold, will love!

Visit Kiwani’s Holiday Lights – Mankato, MN
FREE – accepts cash & non-perishable food donations

This park in Mankato gets turned into a winter wonderland during this time of the year! Nearly every inch is decorated in beautiful Christmas lights, organizations decorate Christmas trees and create ice sculptures, and you can even see Santa and his reindeer!

After walking through the park, you can drive through it as well; turn your radio dial and have Christmas music that goes along with the changing lights!

Kiwani’s Holiday Lights

Ice Skating at Centennial Lake – Edina, MN
Free admission – $6 skate rental

Enjoy time together ice skating on Centennial Lake’s 10 acres of ice! Afterwords hang out by the fireplace and warm up with some hot cocoa inside the warming house.

Centennial Lakes Park


Explore the Ice Castles – Excelsior, MN
up to $15.95 per person

The Ice Castles are BEAUTIFUL; if you’ve never seen them before. It’s amazing how some people are talented enough to turn frozen water into such incredible creations.


Ice Castles – Explore MN



Kerfoot Canopy Tour -Henderson, MN
$79 per person

Zip-lining in the winter?! YES! Anybody who’s been zip-lining knows how much fun it is, and you’re guaranteed such a beautiful view. Now winter may be cold and dreadful, but you can’t tell me the snow isn’t beautiful.

Kerfoot Canapy Tour – Winter Ziplining


Looking to take a break from the cold and head inside? Here’s a few indoor options (they work all year round, really)

Visit The Science Museum – St. Paul, MN
Non-Member Adult: $18.95 per person

I know what you’re thinking… “The science museum??” Hear me out. I know you’re a kid at heart, and guess what! They have “after hours” so you can let your inner kid out with the rest of the adults there and not feel shamed. 😉
Plus, they’re changing things there ALL THE TIME. So there’s always something new and exciting to do!

Science Museum of Minnesota

Go rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors! – St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
Day Pass: $18 per person

Enjoy a day of indoor rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors! This place is huge and a lot of fun for the whole family! Not a pro? You can take rock climbing classes too!

Vertical Endeavors


Craving Food Truck food, but stuck in MinneSNOWta? Check out Seventh Street Truck Park! – St. Paul, MN

This is the place to be if you want a taste of good ol’ food truck food. From street tacos, to ribs, fried chicken, grilled cheese, even a 15 POUND ICE CREAM SANDWICH. *mouth drooling*

Seventh Street Truck Park – Twin Cities


There you have it! These are some different, yet fun winter date ideas! If you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends and let me know some of your favorite winter date night ideas!