The weather outside might be getting chillier, but don’t let that stop you from planning a great date night in York County. We’ve rounded up the best seasonal events for you right here in York County.

1. Winterfest

What’s a better Christmas date than riding rollercoasters under 5 million shimmering lights? Ride rollercoasters, hear from the holiday singers, and even hit the ice rink at Carowinds Winterfest. There are lots of options at Carowinds that will leave you with that warm Christmas feeling. You can even spend New Year’s Eve night there!

2. Founders Ice Skating Rink

Want to impress that special someone with your ability on the ice? Here’s your chance. Head to the Founders Ice Rink in Old Town Rock Hill. It’s right across from the amphitheater. Warm up afterward with a sweet treat and coffee from Amelie’s. The rink is open from November 18th - January 15th.

3. Narroway Productions

Book tickets to a highly acclaimed Christmas Show at Narroway Productions in Fort Mill before they sell out! Enjoy an interactive dinner and theater show to celebrate the season.

4. Neighborhood Christmas Lights Tours

Drive through Stafford Park in Rock Hill on December 15th and 16th and see all of the Christmas decorations! Not only is this a chance to get into the Christmas spirit, but it is also the perfect time to give back to your community. The neighborhood is collecting canned goods, unwrapped new toys, and cash to benefit families of York County through Toys for Happiness. The neighborhood is right off Hollis Lakes Road in Rock Hill.

5. Take a Pottery Class

At Rock Hill Pottery, you can learn how to throw pottery on the wheel, glaze, or hand-build. Classes are taught by Jonathan Williams. Give the gift of an experience this Christmas, or take a class and gift your final product! You know your mom would still treasure a handmade gift from you for Christmas.

6. Horseback Trail Ride

For just $70 you can take an hour and a half horse ride through the trails of the Anne Springs Close Greenway. Hurry and book today, as space is limited and these will fill up! What’s more romantic than a trail ride through nature?

7. Tatanka Bison Ranch

If you're looking to really wow that special someone in your life, book a private tour at the Tatanka Bison Ranch. Home to 215 acres and more than 50 bison, this working ranch not only houses these majestic creatures but also serves as an educational piece for a native species in York County. Please call or email for more information and to make your booking.​

8. The Foodie School

Try something new with that special someone in your life. The Foodie School offers the unique experience of creating your favorite dishes while having fun with friends, family, or loved ones. Not seasoned in the kitchen? No worries! The chefs will guide you through every step of the way and then you get to sit and feast on your creations. 

9. Live Music

Did you know that many of our breweries in York County have regular live music nights? This is the easiest date night idea to hang out and hear some great local musicians. Don’t forget to check in on the YoCo Brew Trail while you’re there, grab a passport to get started!

10. Make a Holiday Gift

From woodworking to paintings and everything in between, craft something unique with your significant other. Places like Nailed It, Creatif, and Rock Hill Pottery Studio make it easy to channel your inner artist and make a memory with the ones you love.