Indianapolis Date Nights | 10 Ideas for January 2023

The holidays are over and the new year is here. Cold winter days can start to feel redundant – a little like Groundhog’s Day. Beat the cabin fever and wintertime blues by planning a date night. There are lots of exciting things happening this month to get you out and about.

Daniel’s Vineyard Karaoke Nights

9061 N 700 W, McCordsville

Karaoke DJ Nights at Daniel’s Vineyard start back up on January 13. Every Friday night from 6-9 pm, enjoy incredible wine and delicious food while belting out your favorite tunes. If karaoke isn’t your thing, you can still rent igloos for a more romantic date night. Igloos are available through March.

Indy Fuel Games

1202 E. 38th St, Indianapolis

The Indy Fuel have lots of fun promotions throughout the month of January. On January 14, come out for Star Wars night. The players will wear special galactic Star Wars jerseys and Star Wars characters will be present as well. January 20 and 27 are Do317 Nights which means there are discounted concessions! Any Blackhawks fans will want to show up on January 28 for Blackhawks Night.

Freezefest in Bloomington

642 Madison St, Bloomington

Embrace the cold and plan a day trip to Bloomington to go to Freezefest. This event takes place on January 20-21. Watch ice sculpture demonstrations, grab a drink or two from the Upland Brewing ice bar, and see competitive ice sculpting in the evening. Downtown Bloomington is filled with wonderful boutiques, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and coffee shops to keep you warm.

Festival of Ice at the Ice at Carter Green

10 Carter Green, Carmel

Take in the wonder of ice carving over at the Ice at Carter Green during the Festival of Ice. See live demonstrations from January 20-22. Large blocks of ice will be cut as well as a quick carve competition that is sure to impress. Schedule a time to go ice skating while you are there. The ice rink is open through late February.

Game Night Social at the Garage Food Hall

906 Carrollton Ave, Indianapolis

Tuesday is a great night of the week to have a date night. Make plans to go to the Garage Food Hall off of Mass Ave. This food hall is filled with delicious food options. On Tuesdays, you can also take part in the Game Night Social. Enjoy tabletop games and make new friends. After you’re finished with dinner and board games, head to Pins Mechanical Company for half-price bowling.

‘80s Ski Lodge Party at Metazoa Brewing Company

140 S. College Ave, Indianapolis

Put on your best ‘80s attire and head over to Metazoa Brewing Company for their ‘80s Ski Lodge Party. The fun begins at noon. They will have retro ski movies playing and you can hear all of your favorite ‘80s tunes. Metazoa has amazing craft beers and is a dog-friendly brewery!

SoChatti Chocolate and Wine Class

1125 E. Brookside Ave, Gate D, Indianapolis

Chocolate and wine are the perfect components for a great date night. SoChatti has combined both into their Chocolate & Wine Class. The class includes a flight of all four SoChatti origins paired with a variety of delicious wines. Take a tour of the chocolate factory, enjoy charcuterie, and finally, create drop candies and chocolate-covered fruit.

Beethoven x Coldplay with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis

A mix of old and new come together in an unexpected experience at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. This unique performance will weave the works of Beethoven and Coldplay into a one-of-a-kind musical event. This is the second concert in the Uncharted Series and makes for a great date night. Pair your evening at the Orchestra with dinner downtown before the show.

Warm Up at the Garfield Park Conservatory

2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis

Tired of the cold? Plan a visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory and be transported to a tropical climate. The conservatory is warm and inviting all year long. Take a casual stroll through the tropical plants and beautiful scenery. Grab drinks at Garfield Brewery afterward or plan dinner in Fountain Square, which is just a quick five-minute drive away.

Get Cozy at Nine Lives Cafe

1315 Shelby St Ste 1, Indianapolis

There’s nothing better than just feeling cozy during winter. Try out a coffee date with a twist next time you go out with your sweetie. Schedule a time to visit Nine Lives Cafe. Not only does this cafe have incredible coffee beverages, but there are cats! Nine Lives Cafe gives shelter cats a place to roam around, play, and rest while getting plenty of snuggles from patrons. Comfortable seating, cats, and coffee – what could be better?

Don’t let winter get you down or deter you from scheduling your next date night. What are your favorite winter date nights? If you are struggling to come up with ideas, check out ours! Also tag us in your adventures: #IndyWITHOUTKids and #PlayIndy.

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