Five too-cute holiday date ideas

Time to wear something other than leggings for a romantic night on the town.
Billy Graham Library

So, maybe it's still 65 degress outside, but that doesn't mean we can't pretend it's a Winter Wonderland. 

Maybe it's just me, but I think being engaged during the holiday season is endlessly romantic. And with an array of holiday festivals, shows, and concerts taking place over the next month, it's just another excuse to put on that fabulous red dress and head out for a night on the town with your soon-to-be husband. 

Looking for some holiday date night inspiration? You've come to the right place. 

Holidays at the Garden
During the Christmas season, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmost transform into a twinkling wonderland, complete with 500,000 lights, a model train display, and horse-drawn carriages. Ticket prices vary, so check out for more info before you go. 

Christmas at the Library
Head to Billy Graham Library for a live nativity scene, cozy carriage rides, and a spectacular light display. Make sure to arrive early enough to check out the library and snack on fudge from the Dairy Bar. The best news? Visiting the library is free.

Hop in the car and head to McAdenville, aka Christmastown USA. The quiet Gaston County town boasts the best light display in the area, over the course of a two-mile route. Visit on a weeknight to avoid long lines. 

Magic of Christmas
Conductor Albert George Schram leads the Charlotte Symphony on a magical Christmas journey, complete with holiday classics. If you're looking to cozy up under the sounds of the season, don't miss this event. Buy tickets at 

Holidays on Ice
Is it really Christmas if you don't go ice skating Uptown? Grab your man and head to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which transforms into an outdoor rink, and skate the night away under the lights of the city. Find out hours and prices here:


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