December 14, 2019

25 actually cute winter date ideas in the Detroit area

Just because it’s freezing outside, doesn’t mean that your love life should grow cold as well. Here’s a list of 25 date ideas to keep you busy this winter season.

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Meadowbrook Holiday Walk
Friday, Nov. 29 - Dec. 23; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $20
350 Estate Dr., Rochester; meadowbrookhall.org
Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk celebrates the holiday season through its dazzling display of trees and fun holiday activities. If you want to see Santa or want to visit some shops, the Holiday Walk has activities for holiday lovers of any age.
Photo via Meadowbrook Hall & Gardens / Facebook

Meadowbrook Holiday Walk

Friday, Nov. 29 - Dec. 23; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $20
350 Estate Dr., Rochester; meadowbrookhall.org
Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk celebrates the holiday season through its dazzling display of trees and fun holiday activities. If you want to see Santa or want to visit some shops, the Holiday Walk has activities for holiday lovers of any age.

Photo via Meadowbrook Hall & Gardens / Facebook
Maybe It’s Cold Outside Comedy Show
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from Nov. 21-Dec. 21; 8-9:30 p.m.; $20
261 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (Go Comedy! Improv Theater); 248-327-0575; gocomedy.net
Anyone who is sick of feeling like the grinch and wants to get into the jolly spirit should consider attending Maybe It’s Cold Outside at Go Comedy!. The holiday sketch show may warm your frosted heart and have you letting out Santa-like belly laughs.
Photo via Go Comedy! Improv Theater / Facebook

Maybe It’s Cold Outside Comedy Show

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from Nov. 21-Dec. 21; 8-9:30 p.m.; $20
261 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale (Go Comedy! Improv Theater); 248-327-0575; gocomedy.net
Anyone who is sick of feeling like the grinch and wants to get into the jolly spirit should consider attending Maybe It’s Cold Outside at Go Comedy!. The holiday sketch show may warm your frosted heart and have you letting out Santa-like belly laughs.

Photo via Go Comedy! Improv Theater / Facebook
Schvitz Health Club
8295 Oakland Ave, Detroit; 313-724-8489; schvitzdetroit.com
This health club is the sole historic bath house remaining in Detroit, offering communal bathing based on holistic therapeutic techniques. If you are looking to defrost during the frigid winter, these steamy baths will warm you up.
Photo via Schvitz Health Club / Facebook

Schvitz Health Club

8295 Oakland Ave, Detroit; 313-724-8489; schvitzdetroit.com
This health club is the sole historic bath house remaining in Detroit, offering communal bathing based on holistic therapeutic techniques. If you are looking to defrost during the frigid winter, these steamy baths will warm you up.

Photo via Schvitz Health Club / Facebook
Downtown Detroit Market & Cadillac Lodge
Nov. 13 to Jan 1; Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Free admission
2 Cadillac Sq., Detroit (at Campus Martius Park); downtowndetroitparks.com
In the heart of Downtown, visitors can ice skate, shop, eat, carriage-ride, see the lit-up city, and much more during the winter-long event.
Photo via Downtown Detroit Partnership / Facebook

Downtown Detroit Market & Cadillac Lodge

Nov. 13 to Jan 1; Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Free admission
2 Cadillac Sq., Detroit (at Campus Martius Park); downtowndetroitparks.com
In the heart of Downtown, visitors can ice skate, shop, eat, carriage-ride, see the lit-up city, and much more during the winter-long event.

Photo via Downtown Detroit Partnership / Facebook
Campus Martius
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Ice skating, holiday markets, and the famous 60-foot Norwegian Spruce covered in more than 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments makes Campus Martius your go to spot this holiday season. The lights, energy, and endless amounts of activities that downtown Detroit offers will put you in the holiday spirit. 
Photo via Downtown Detroit Partnership / Facebook

Campus Martius


800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Ice skating, holiday markets, and the famous 60-foot Norwegian Spruce covered in more than 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments makes Campus Martius your go to spot this holiday season. The lights, energy, and endless amounts of activities that downtown Detroit offers will put you in the holiday spirit.

Photo via Downtown Detroit Partnership / Facebook
Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village
Thursday, Dec. 5-8, Dec. 12-15, 17-23, 26-28; 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; $30
Greenfield Village, Dearborn, henryford.org
At Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, there are numerous holiday attractions to put you in the festive mood. With decorated shops, fireworks, and live musical performances, Holiday Nights is a fantastic place to go for the holidays.
Photo via The Henry Ford / Facebook

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

Thursday, Dec. 5-8, Dec. 12-15, 17-23, 26-28; 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; $30
Greenfield Village, Dearborn, henryford.org
At Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, there are numerous holiday attractions to put you in the festive mood. With decorated shops, fireworks, and live musical performances, Holiday Nights is a fantastic place to go for the holidays.

Photo via The Henry Ford / Facebook
Fowling Warehouse
3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck; 313-264-1288; fowlingwarehouse.com
Since 2014, Fowling Warehouse has been drawing visitors from local cities as well as around the country. Fowling, which was accidentally invented in 2001 at an Indy 500 tailgate, is a mixture of football, bowling, and horseshoes. The warehouse includes 30 lanes, a beer garden, live music, and food trucks.
Photo via Fowling Warehouse / Facebook

Fowling Warehouse

3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck; 313-264-1288; fowlingwarehouse.com
Since 2014, Fowling Warehouse has been drawing visitors from local cities as well as around the country. Fowling, which was accidentally invented in 2001 at an Indy 500 tailgate, is a mixture of football, bowling, and horseshoes. The warehouse includes 30 lanes, a beer garden, live music, and food trucks.

Photo via Fowling Warehouse / Facebook
Oasis Hot Tub Gardens
2301 S State St, Ann Arbor; 743-663-9001; oasishottubs.com
Anyone needing an escape from the snowy scenery may want to visit Oasis Hot Tub Gardens, where hot tubs are surrounded by various garden landscapes. The water is kept to a high temperature during the colder months, giving the ultimate escape to those hoping to soak away the stress of winter. 
Photo via Oasis Hot Tub Gardens / Facebook

Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

2301 S State St, Ann Arbor; 743-663-9001; oasishottubs.com
Anyone needing an escape from the snowy scenery may want to visit Oasis Hot Tub Gardens, where hot tubs are surrounded by various garden landscapes. The water is kept to a high temperature during the colder months, giving the ultimate escape to those hoping to soak away the stress of winter.

Photo via Oasis Hot Tub Gardens / Facebook
Michigan Science Center
5020 John R Dr.; 313-577-8400; mi-sci.org
The Michigan Science Center is located in Detroit’s Midtown district, and its planetarium is an out-of-this-world experience.  
Photo via Michigan Science Center

Michigan Science Center

5020 John R Dr.; 313-577-8400; mi-sci.org
The Michigan Science Center is located in Detroit’s Midtown district, and its planetarium is an out-of-this-world experience.

   Photo via Michigan Science Center
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center
1801 Atwater St., Detroit; 844-622-6367; michigan.gov/oac
Located on Detroit’s riverfront, this hands-on museum offers a variety of interactive simulations and activities. Visitors can touch a waterfall, catch a fish, explore a bur oak tree, and hop on a bike or snowmobile. There are also exhibits about how the Department of Natural Resources manages and preserves Michigan’s parks and wildlife. 
Photo via DNR Outdoor Adventure Center / Facebook

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center

1801 Atwater St., Detroit; 844-622-6367; michigan.gov/oac
Located on Detroit’s riverfront, this hands-on museum offers a variety of interactive simulations and activities. Visitors can touch a waterfall, catch a fish, explore a bur oak tree, and hop on a bike or snowmobile. There are also exhibits about how the Department of Natural Resources manages and preserves Michigan’s parks and wildlife.

  Photo via DNR Outdoor Adventure Center / Facebook