Date Night Idea | Winter Wonderland Your Way

Today, we are sharing this winter wonderland-inspired date idea on the blog, featuring our partnership with Toyota USA and driving the 2018 Toyota C-HR on our date!

As a Phoenician, enjoying a winter wonderland scene takes creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. There are so many ways you can get involved in winter fun around the valley, thanks to so many awesome businesses and malls that provide DIY winter wonderlandscapes like outdoor ice skating rinks, faux snowfall at night, gigantic outdoor Christmas trees, meet and greets with Santa and his elves, and even a ride on the Polar Express (if you don't mind driving for a couple of hours up to northern Arizona). 

So many of these wonderous winter festivities are focused on children, but Adam and I have just as much Christmas whimsy as the kiddos. For our date night last week, Adam and I decided to take advantage of some of the fun (and in most cases free) Christmas activities available in the valley so we could enjoy a winter wonderland-themed date night!

For our date night idea, we want to enjoy a winter wonderland in our own way here in Phoenix since we do not get any snowfall or see our temperatures drop close to below freezing. Today, I am sharing the details of our latest date night out with the 2018 Toyota CH-R!

For our most recent date night, Adam and I hit the road in the 2018 Toyota C-HR and went into town to explore all that our city has to offer for winter wonderland-inspired activities in our neighborhood.

When we arrived at the mall for our date night, we received so many compliments about how festive and fun the 2018 Toyota C-HR looked! Such a gorgeous color and a chic, precious-cut exterior (with a chic, leather-trimmed and satin interior to match it), it's hard to not feel like you're on date night when driving the edgy, expressive 2018 Toyota C-HR around town!

Our closest outdoor mall has a gigantic Christmas tree we enjoy every year, and we took some fun pictures in front of it and listened to Christmas music. We stayed for their faux snowfall, using their water mister systems they normally use in the summer to keep mallgoers cool, and stood under the fake snow and watched it fall and instantly melt once it reached the warm ground. We hung around the mall and grabbed some warm hot chocolate, did a little bit of holiday shopping, and loaded up the back of the 2018 Toyota C-HR with all of our Christmas presents and took advantage of the C-HR's dual-zone automatic climate control system to get warmed up before we hit the road again.

Just down the road from our neighborhood mall, we stopped for some homestyle cooked dinner. Nothing says the holidays like comfort food, so we enjoyed some hearty helpings of our favorite southern style food (my favorite was their mac and cheese, and Adam's favorite was the fried chicken). 

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Thanks to Toyota USA for inspiring us to hit the road and test drive the 2018 Toyota CH-R and enjoy a winter wonderland-themed date night idea right here in the valley!


  1. omg what a beautiful car!! I love it and how it matches the tree!
    - Julia (

  2. BEAUTIFUL car! Sounds like you two had a lovely (and Christmassy) date night. Love it!

  3. The car is gorgeous and the color is amazing.

  4. That's such a cool car! And it looks like you guys had a terrific date night too.
    It's so important to take the time to enjoy the holiday season, instead of getting caught up in the stressful parts!

  5. Love that car! What a fun way to spend date night. It looks like you had a great time.


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