From whimsical Christmas lights and snowy trails to holiday-themed performances and mulled wine, the holidays offer up some pretty epic date ideas. If you're single, going on a first date during the holidays doesn't have to be awkward, and you most certainly should take advantage of the fun Winter events and holiday date ideas in your area. As long as you keep in mind that some of those ultra-romantic holiday dates (such as an intimate horse-and-carriage ride) might be a bit too much for a first date, and you keep your holiday date a little more lighthearted and casual, you'll do just fine. Holiday dates aren't always over-the-top romantic and mushy — sometimes they're just fun and full of good vibes. In fact, there's no better time to go on dates, because this is the time of year when even the most normal activity feels special from all of that feel-good, warm and fuzzy holiday magic in the air. It's time for you to make some plans, so here are 28 holiday date ideas that aren't awkward.