We know it’s been a hard year, but we believe the hard times are the best times to invest in your loved ones. Whether in the comforts of home or out around town, in Lubbock the holiday season is host to plenty festive opportunities for you and your significant other to enjoy together. For kindling flames and holiday spirits, here are our 5 favorite December date night ideas suited for the Hub City.


1. Watch the Digital Showing of Ballet Lubbock’s The Nutcracker

There are few things more romantic than ballet. It’s a date-night classic and the elegant, whimsical production of Ballet Lubbock’s ‘‘The Nutcracker” is where all the magic happens! Thankfully this year you can still experience this Lubbock-holiday staple. That’s right, “The Nutcracker” has gone digital! Snuggle up next to your spouse in the car to watch the performance at Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre on Friday, December 11th at 7:30 p.m. or stream it from home beginning December 11th. If you would like to purchase tickets, donate, or learn more about Ballet Lubbock, visit the link here.

2. DIY Easy Wine Tasting

Just like wine, love is better with time. So why not combine both for a unique holiday date? Surprise your partner with a home-made wine tasting for two! This guide by Chinet outlines everything you need. Pick up a few wine varieties that you don’t try very often, some cheese, salami, prosciutto, mixed nuts, chocolate, and you’re set! They even include a fun Wine Tasting Notes printable. This is also a great way to shop small and support local businesses this year.

3. Catch the Christmas Light Show at WBU

Looking for a safe and spectacular date night excursion? Get out of the house and into full holiday mode with the 18-minute Christmas light show at Wayland Baptist University. You two can pack up dessert, hit the road and enjoy a synchronized musical light show set to Christmas carols. Showings are scheduled to play Sunday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 6:00 to 11:00 pm from now through January 3rd, 2021.

4. Make a Holiday Meal Together

Cesar Chavez said, “…the people that give you their food, give you their heart.” The holidays are all about giving and heart, so how about giving each other food? Cook together! You can turn on some festive tunes, poor a glass of seasonal wine, and make a moment of it, maybe even make a new holiday tradition. Our top five date night dishes blog has links to numerous winter weather recipes with instructions and ingredients lists to keep things simple, sultry, and spirited. Looks like all you need to do now is schedule your grocery pick-up!

5. Explore The Lubbock in the Loop Light Map

It doesn’t truly feel like the holidays until you see Christmas lights, right? Share those feels with your significant other and make it a date! Our friends at Lubbock in the Loop have created the best Light Map in the Hub City to do just that. This dynamic map features all the best Christmas light locations around town. Refill your tank, grab hot cocoa and pick a route (or visit them all) to experience the best lights Lubbock has to offer with your loved one. For more fun, check out the rest of LITL’s Christmas in Lubbock web page!


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