12 Days of Columbus Dates


Holiday shopping can be so daunting, and finding gifts each year for your significant other can be difficult for some.

Recently, a good friend of mine told me about the “12 Days of Christmas Date Ideas.” The idea is to go on 12 dates throughout the next year with your significant other. I think this concept is so much fun and a great way to explore your city! The dates can be given as gift certificates and placed as a stocking stuffer or display the dates in a fun book and give it as a wrapped gift! There are a lot of ways to give this special gift, be creative and have fun!

Here are some ideas for your 12 dates Columbus Style!

  1. Watershed Distillery
    • For any whiskey drinkers in your life, this is a great fun idea to go on a tour of the distillery and then grab some food. Makes for a fun date!
    • Watershed Distillery
  2. Canoe or Kayak 
    • Enjoy some sunshine on the water with a date in a kayak and canoe. You can rent the equipment and explore the Scioto and Olentangy rivers.
    • Olentangy Paddle
  3. Play Golf at Caddy’s Delight or Top Golf
    • Down for some year-round virtual golfing? Get some food and draft beer and you have yourself one chill outing. 
    • Caddy’s Delight
    • Even if you don’t have a lot of skill, you can still have fun at this high-tech driving range.
    • Top Golf 
  4. Game Day
  5. 16-Bit Bar and Arcade
    • For a fun relaxing evening for the inner gamer, check out 16-Bit and enjoy a truly fun night out playing classic arcade games such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Pacman and more. Games are free as long as you are drinking a beverage. The newly opened Dublin location has skeeball too and is attached to Pins Mechanical so you can walk back and forth!
    • 16-Bit Bar+Arcade (downtown) and 16-Bit Bar+Arcade (Dublin)
  6. Columbus Food Adventures
    • We all know a foodie in our lives and Columbus has some amazing restaurants. A fun afternoon date is a food tour! You can tour some of our favorite neighborhoods in Columbus such as German Village, Grandview, Short North. This company also had a Coffee Tour!
    • Columbus Food Adventures
  7. Comedy Show at the Funny Bone
    • We all love a great laugh! The Funny Bone has some amazing comedy acts. Check the schedule and get. tickets and enjoy a night out.
    • Columbus Funny Bone
  8.  Idea Foundry: Welding and Jewelry Classes 
    • Find your new hobby or sharpen your skills by taking a class at the Idea Foundry. Book a class and enjoy some time together! 
    • Idea Foundry
  9. Brewery Tours
    • Check out some of Columbus Craft and Draft brews there are different tours for your liking! There is even a tour that pairs beer with pizza (now I call that a WIN!)
    • Columbus Brew Adventures 
  10. Glass Axis 
    • For the artsy ones in your life, a glass blowing class at Glass Axis go ahead and play with some fire
    • Glass Axis
  11. The Seasoned Farmhouse 
    • What is a date without good food? So why not cook it for each other and learn some new techniques and recipes. Book a class at the Seasoned Farmhouse.
    • The Seasoned Farmhouse
  12. AR Workshop
    • Have fun making a wood sign for your home to display over the mantel or make a decorative pillow for your favorite spot in the house. Enjoy crafting something for your shared space with your significant other. Such a fun shop!
    • AR Workshop

There are so many fun date night ideas in Columbus!