Discover some of the best winter dates that are cheap and, most important, fun.

A cheap but boring winter date does absolutely nothing for you romantically. That’s why we’ve weeded out those bad date ideas for you. What’s remaining is five of the best cheap date ideas you should try out during winter.

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When the weather is getting colder, you and your significant other will be needing to spend more time indoors to stay warm. Well, that depends, you can still bundle up and spend time outside during the wintertime unless it is a weekend when the polar vortex is taking over. In that case, you will need to stay in to stay warm.

However, aside from that, you may be inclined to stay indoors with your date by going to restaurants, bars, plays, and dessert cafes. That is fine, however, doing those activities all winter long will be hard on the wallet. And, you will need to spend a lot more time with your partner than going on expensive dates that you will be able to afford no more than twice a month. That is why you will need to know about these 5 cheap wintertime date ideas below.

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Cheap but awesome date ideas during the cold winter months.

1. Make Your Own Chocolate Fondue And/Or Hot Chocolate

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This will be so much fun to do if you and your significant other are chocoholics! Go buy plenty of chocolate bars which will not be hard on the wallet. If you want to make some hot chocolate instead, get some instant hot chocolate, whipped cream, sprinkles, and marshmallows. To make the fondue, warm up the chocolate bars that you bought. Make the hot chocolate by pouring the instant hot cocoa into the mug. Heat up water, and pour it into the mug, stir it up, and put some marshmallows in, then top it with whipped cream and sprinkles. You will have a chocolatey winter date night with your significant other that does not cost you an arm and a leg.

2. Build A Gingerbread House

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The ingredients to make a gingerbread house are relatively cheap. All you have to do is go to the supermarket, get gingerbread squares, whipped cream, candy, chocolate, and anything you want to add to your creation. Have some fun with creating the gingerbread house at home. That will be an exciting and cheap at-home winter date idea. The bonus is that you and your significant other will be having plenty of laughs! And those are free and priceless.

3. Go Ice Skating Together

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You will want to do this on a milder winter day, not during a polar vortex but there are plenty of mild winter days when you can spend outdoors after bundling up! Why not go ice skating together, and laugh at one another in a gentle way when a fall happens. Be sure to find a rink where you actually can ice skate! You can also go snowboarding, skiing, or tobogganing — all of which are free if you have your own equipment.

4. What Is On The Winter Dollar Menu?

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The keyword is cheap, not free. You can still spend a little money on a date without you having to worry about burning a hole into your wallet. What you will want to do is go to a cheap restaurant, or a fast food restaurant and indulge in the cheapest and the most delicious items on the menu. However, you don’t want to make a habit of this. Yes, it is cheap, but it is also quite unhealthy!

Enjoy in moderation. You can also go on a Groupon date if you are willing to spend a little more money than ordering something quite unhealthy from the dollar menu. A Groupon date will not break the bank either.

5. Go Look At Ice Sculptures @ Winter Festival

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For this activity, you will be spending a lot of time outdoors so make sure you and your partner layer up! There is a good chance that there are some cool ice sculptures near you. Check out your local website or the town’s Facebook page, pay special attention to festivals related to the winter season — look for keywords like ice festival or winter festival. These festivals often feature ice sculpting competitions on their schedule. Why not spend the day to and admire the ice sculptures produced by artists with your significant other? Don’t forget to take pictures of those cool ice sculptures so you can share them on social media with your friends and family. While you’re at the festival, grab some specialty snacks and participate in other activities that the winter festival has to offer.

What Is Your Favorite Frugal Winter Date Idea?

These unique winter date ideas will allow you and your significant other to enjoy winter activities with one another without having to worry about your bank account. Because who said that you can only have an enjoyable date during winter if you go to places that are more costly such as most restaurants, dessert cafes, indoor concerts, and anything else that will require you to spend a lot of money. All that matters is that you and your honey have plenty of things to do on a budget that will keep you busy and entertained. If you have other awesome date ideas for winter, please share them!

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  1. This is a great list of ideas. I live in NY and lord knows we get hit with some snow! I don’t live in or near the city but in a lovely suburb area and I am sure these are all options here. My boyfriend and I are always looking for things to do in the winter too so I will make some suggestions and we can give these a try. We try to go out on a date once a week to keep things fresh and fun.

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