Winter Date Ideas from Welcome 716

WIth #buffalowtempertures upon us, it’s natural for couples to want to stay in, cuddle up, and avoid going out. But if you do decide to brave the weather, we thought you might enjoy some foolproof date ideas perfect for this snowy season. Below you’ll find a list of some of our favorite cold weather date ideas. You’ll be Niagara Fallin’ in Buffalove all winter long with these 716 inspired winter date ideas.

Donate a Toy

 Doing a charitable act together has been proven to bring a relationship closer together. And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to go shopping for a toy to donate! You’ll feel like a kid again as you look for the perfect gift to donate. Clayton’s Toystore is a great destination to shop for a special toy. New Directions Youth and Family Services has a program where you can fulfill wish lists for an individual child or an entire family!  You can learn more about how and what to donate to children and families in need here.

Find a toy to donate or to gift at Clayton’s Toystore.

Helping others as you volunteer will bring you and your love closer together.


 Speaking of charitable acts, volunteer your time together as you help others. The South Buffalo Community Table is a great place to volunteer your time. It doesn’t take money to volunteer and giving back to others will you make appreciate your significant other like never before. Volunteering your time will remind you what this season is truly about.  You can find out more about volunteering at the South Buffalo Community Table here.

Rent a Cabin

What’s cozier than a cabin with your boo in the winter? Becker Farms now offers Press Vineyard Retreat. Press has eight cabins to rent nestled between the Orchard and the Vineyard at Becker Farms.  Each cabin comes fully furnished with 2 queen sized or 1 king size bed dressed with lavish linens, luxurious heated floors, and a private veranda situated to see the sunrise and sunset. Stay in style as you live the cabin life with your loved one for the night. You can find complete details on Press Vineyard Retreat at Becker Farms here.

Nothing says cozy like a cabin!

Don’t forget the sprinkles!

Bake Holiday Cookies

 Bring back the nostalgia of the season as you show off your baking skills to your significant other. After all, nothing says love like homemade sugar cookies and homemade frosting! You can find an awesome frosted sugar cookie recipe here. We’re happy to help you eat any extras! Just sayin’.

Build A Snowman

You don’t need to be in a meadow to make a snowman! Get creative as you go through old winter gear looking for the perfect accessories to accommodate your snowman. (or Snowwoman, after all it is 2018.)  Tag @welcome716 in your snowman pics because we would really like to see them!!

Just think of all the “likes” your snowman is going to get you on Instagram!!

Liquid courage at Gypsy Parlor to get on the karaoke stage!

Karaoke a Holiday Song

 We’d suggest “All I want for Christmas is You,” by Mariah Carey, but any holiday song will do. Doing something brave together will bring you and your love closer together. After all, being vulnerable in a relationship is where all the magic happens! The Gypsy Parlor has karaoke every Thursday at 9:00 PM. The Gypsy Parlor provides a non-judgemental atmosphere and delicious cocktails, two things that definitely help when it comes to mustering up the courage to karaoke.

Buy and Decorate a Tree

 Erway’s Christmas Tree Adventure is a great place to pick out a tree. The smell of the pine trees is definitely a romantic scent! Get some decorations from Dave’s Christmas Wonderland to complete your festive tree. Don’t just stop at tree decorations! Dave’s Christmas Wonderland has all sorts of holiday cheer to decorate your house with. And Dave’s Christmas Wonderland has artificial trees if you want to invest in a tree that won’t make a mess and will be a part of your celebrations for years to come! Decorating with your significant other while you listen to holiday tunes is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season.

You can find these decorations and much more at all of Dave’s Christmas Wonderland locations!

Here’s a pic of me ice skating on a date.

Ice Skating

 As we’ve said several times now we love a skate date! Ice skating hand in hand with the one you love is the perfect way to spend a chilly day. Our favorite spots to skate downtown are Buffalo RiverWorks and Canalside. You can find other spots to ice skate in WNY here.

In Conclusion

Welcome 716 has all your winter date ideas. So while it’s easy to get caught in the mundane cycle of Netflix and chill this season, we think you and your love deserve a little more excitement. Get out there and make some memories, people! Start a new tradition that you can continue throughout the years. It might be cold out, but you’ve got your love to keep you warm. (And if that doesn’t do it you can always buy some hand warmers.)

As always, for more fun ideas to stay busy this winter check out our events Calendar.