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Guide: 8 perfectly romantic holiday date ideas in Toronto

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It’s cuffing season, kids. You know what that means? You need some really cute holiday date ideas in and around Toronto! Just think of us as the invisible wingman you always needed- we’re here to make sure your winter romance is as sweet as that 3rd consecutive piece of pumpkin pie.

Here are 8 romantic holiday date ideas in Toronto! Keep it PG-13 out there.

SKATE UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

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This one is either going to be super graceful and romantic, or it’ll be a bit painful and funny. Either way, gliding across the ice hand-in-hand is a perfect holiday date! Or, they can death grip hold you so neither of you falls. If you need a breather, admire the stunning lights or sneak in a little kiss.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W

CHECK OUT THE HOLIDAY SEQUIN TUNNEL 

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There is no better place for a subtle butt-grab than an 80-foot sequin tunnel, pals. Trust us on this one. This super-fun installation is totally free to explore, so the only dimes in sight will be you two! Why not scribble a love note in the sequins while you’re at it?

When: Open from Sunday, December 1 until Monday, January 6
Where: 1501 Yonge St
Time: 7 AM- 11 PM
Cost: Free

CRUISE A HOLIDAY MARKET

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It’s holiday market season, which means you’ve got the perfect festive outing just waiting for you and your sweetheart! Take on the tube park at Aurora, kiss under the tree at the Toronto Christmas Market, or get some liquid courage in ya for a smooch at the Holiday Fair in the Square.

Where: Check out some of the best markets here

GRAB DRINKS AT A HOLIDAY BAR

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Getting a drink together is one of the most popular dates out there. When we tried to verify this with the internet, we ended up reading about the most popular kind of dates. We tried to cite our sources, okay? Anyway, up the ante with a trip to a holiday-themed bar to add a little festive spirit to your usual. You have some whipped cream on your lip, let me get that for ya.

Where: Try the Miracle pop up

GET YOUR SHINE ON AT GLOW

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This incredible holiday exhibit is packed with the most stunning collection of lights around. Shop the market, grab a snack, take a pic with Santa, and then grab some Instagram content together in the lights.

When: Running until January 4, 2020
Where: Toronto Congress Centre, North Building, 1020 Martin Grove Rd, Etobicoke
Cost: Starts at $19

WATCH THE MAGIC OF THE NUTCRACKER

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So, your date spent 10 years in competitive dance? Treat them to a pair of tickets to this classic holiday ballet. Best case, you win major points for taking them to the most magical performance of the season. Worst case, the men in tights might steal yo girl. What can we say? Those glutes are jacked.

When: Running until January 3, 2020
Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W
Cost: Varies, but starts around $40

ENJOY A CHRISTMAS STORY

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The longtime holiday favourite is back in theatres just for the season! Grab a pair of tickets and agonize the entire movie about when you’re going in for the handhold. Maybe you can brush their hand reaching for the popcorn at the same time, and let things go from there.

When: Various dates through Sunday, December 29
Where: Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave
Cost: $59.99

WALK THROUGH A WINTER WONDERLAND AT CASA LOMA

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During the holidays, Casa Loma turns into a stunning light show. With 10 designer trees and an entire yard packed with decorations, you’ve got plenty of picture-perfect spots to profess your love to one another. Also, you can explore the castle and take part in special holiday activities like arts and crafts to complete the evening!

Where: 1 Austin Terrace

You’ve got 8 new holiday date ideas in Toronto, and you only need 1 special person to try them all out! If you’re looking, we’re single. Just sayin’. You’re pretty cute.

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