Hello hello YYC fam! The holiday season is winding up hot and our city continues to impress with so many wonderful, creative and super cute date ideas to keep those relationship vibes spicy. Now more than ever we really encourage you to show big local love to the small businesses that bring our city so much culture, distinction and of course, DATES! Read on to check out some fab local weekend activities you and boo can bond over and share in the holiday spirit.
Chocolate-themed food and wine pairing? We like this idea a whole choco-LOT! Ten Degrees Chocolate is YYC’s newest local bean to bar factory that makes all of their incredible chocolate in their Mount Royal Village factory by hand! We love their chic and sleek space and super positive atmosphere — plus is chocolate is the romance food of life. Click this link to book your table!
This 34 year old YYC Christmas tradition is LIT. This year’s retro drive-by display features over 60,000 beautiful strung Christmas lights glowing off of 24th Ave and 14th St by Confederation park — plus, it’s 100% FREE. Cook up some hot cocoa, grab your hot date and drive by to take in the sparkling spectacle. Go to this link for more info!
If you’re in need of a stress relief and a self-care reset, Esme has you totally covered. From skin treatments, to nail service, waxing and more, this iconic YYC beauty hot spot will leave you feeling totally refreshed and energized! Not to mention, their team is extremely kind and wonderful. Book your appt here!
The holiday season is just not the same without a stunning local Christmas market to explore. The newly opened Granary Road market is hosting so many FAB YYC vendors in their gorgeous space to help you source your Christmas gift list locally. And if you’re craving some serious holiday treats — you’ll score hardcore! From hot chocolate, to towering Christmas cakes and more, you and your sweetie will be all sweetened up proper. Learn more here!
Element cafe is your new go-to date destination for a cozy, couture and super cool coffee date located just off 17th Ave and 4th st. This recently opened (and totally beautiful) spot offers a delicious display of pastries, fine nuts, coffee and very instagrammable content. The service is EXCELLENT and will definitely leave you with a hardcore holiday glow. Follow them at @elementcafe for more details!