Christmas is a very popular time to get engaged. According to data, it narrowly wins out as the most popular day of the year to propose, followed closely by Christmas Eve and Valentine’s Day. But what if you’re stuck for inspiration when it comes to finding the perfect place to propose? Not to worry – Angelic Diamonds have assembled this guide to Christmas day proposals to give you a bit of festive inspiration!
Love on the ice
Ice skating is one of the most romantic Christmas date ideas and a proposal on the ice is sure to impress your other half. With a Christmas tree in the centre, the Natural History Museum’s ice rink is enveloped in trees illuminated by hundreds of fairy lights. A romantic atmosphere is set with the 12th century gothic Natural History Museum as the backdrop to your question. Day or night, your partner is bound to be in awe of the location.
If you contact your local ice rink, they’re usually happy to help you plan the engagement and may even offer special discounts and treats. Hiring professional flashmob ice skaters is a fun way to surprise the person you’re proposing to, turning fellow ice skaters from strangers on the rink to a unique event dedicated to him or her. And chances are, they won’t be expecting it at all.
A Christmas Tradition
If your partner is the traditional type, you could try taking them to a Christmas Market in your local town. To make this engagement extra special, you could plant small, thoughtful gifts at different stalls, commemorating your relationship together — these could be inside jokes, things you know they love. Make your way around the stalls until you get to a Christmas tree where you can drop to one knee and ask those special words, ‘will you marry me?’
A Christmas Tree farm is the perfect location for festive romance. This is also an excellent way to catch them off guard! It’s worth getting in contact with your local Christmas tree farm and asking if there’s a secluded area where you can decorate, and maybe even hire a photographer to hide and snap pics of the unforgettable, private moment. You could even take the Christmas tree you got engaged next to home!
You could also take your partner to a Christmas Carol Concert. If they’re a fan of taking part in traditional Christmas songs, you could check out local events and surprise them during one of their favourite carols.
A cosy Christmas break
Why not plan to get away from it all this year with a cosy Christmas break? If you both love the outdoors, the Lake District offers plenty of scenic winter walks to embark on together, during which you could pop the question against a backdrop of magnificent mountains and frost-coated trees. Afterwards, nothing beats relaxing in a snug cottage with a roaring fire to keep you warm and toasty.
There are also plenty of festive events to enjoy throughout December in The Lake District. From Carlisle Christmas market, to the Keswick Proms. For a more luxurious proposal experience, Lake District Country Hotels are offering a three-night Christmas package, where you can enjoy mulled wine and gourmet food.