By HoliBlogger Barb W.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, is the perfect destination for couples looking for a fun and romantic getaway. With its combination of holiday-themed attractions and thrilling rides, the park offers something for everyone, making it the perfect place to spend a day with your special someone.

Posing with the Santa Statue | Plan A Date Day at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

While you’re visiting, use these romantic date ideas to make your day at Holiday World unforgettable:

Add a Dash of Excitement

If you and your partner are adrenaline junkies, you’ll love the Thunderbird, a steel roller coaster that’s sure to get your hearts racing. Or, try the Liberty Launch, a tower ride that will have you holding on tight to each other.

Find Time to Relax

Take a break from the excitement and enjoy a relaxing ride on the Carousel. Float on a raft on Bahari River in Splashin’ Safari and soak up the sun together. Later, cuddle up as you spin on the Turkey Whirl.

Embrace the Holiday Spirit

You can also explore the park’s holiday-themed shops. To add a romantic element, purchase matching hats, keychains, or t-shirts. These souvenirs will remind you later of the fun experience you shared.

Seek Out a New Adventure

Participate in a holiday-themed scavenger hunt together. Work together to complete a park-wide hunt, searching for specific landmarks and attractions. Add in a little extra fun by having whoever wins get to select a sweet treat from the Candy Cane Confectionary.

Play a round of games in Merlin’s Castle. Try your luck at carnival games and see who can win the biggest prize.

Ride every water coaster in Splashin’ Safari and then compare your ranking of favorites. There’s so many ways to incorporate a fun new element into your date day.

Enjoy the Entertainment

Hold hands while watching the “High Dive Theater” show or share a popcorn at the Hoosier Celebration Theater. You’ll find a variety of shows throughout the day to enjoy. It’s a great way to cool down or take a break, too, when you need a moment to rest.

End your day with a bang by watching Holidays in the Sky featuring drones and a fireworks display. It’s a magical show that will wrap up your date day!

Refresh and Refuel

Share a picnic lunch in the park’s lush green spaces, or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the park’s restaurants. You can also visit Polar Espresso for a specialty drink and a cozy atmosphere.

Plymouth Rock Café offers a delicious sit-down traditional Thanksgiving dinner for you to enjoy in an inside dining area.

Posing with the Christmas Fountain | Plan A Date Day at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Record Your Moments

Take a selfie in front of the park’s giant holiday-themed statues, or snap a photo of your experience on the rides.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari also helps you capture and share memories from your visit with the Digital Photo Pass. On-ride photo locations include many of the rollercoasters and fan favorite Gobbler Getaway. Specialty photo opps include the giant Adirondack chair near the beach at Bahari Wave, and Santa in St. Nick’s Trading Company.

Sneak in a few Quiet Moments

Take a walk through the park’s and enjoy all the beautiful landscaping, including vibrant flower patches. Enjoy a peaceful moment together under the shade while you share a milkshake from Udderly Blue Ice Cream.

Or rent a Cabana for the day so that you have your own little cozy spot to retreat to throughout the day. You can even order food to your cabana to share a special date day lunch or dinner moment.

With so many romantic date ideas, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is the perfect place to create lasting memories with your special someone.

Relaxing in the Christmas Section | Plan A Date Day at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Stay Awhile Longer

If you want to extend your date day experience, consider a stay at nearby specialty locations like Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph.

As it’s adjacent to the park, you won’t have far to travel to have a cozy night in a tent or one of campground’s many RV or cabin rentals available. Couple up under the stars after your adventurous day while you sip hot cocoa and roast marshmallows by the fire pit.


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HoliBlogger Barb WThis blog post was written by HoliBlogger Barb W.

Barb Webb is a sustainable living expert nesting just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living, artisan culture, and exploring the roads less traveled.

An award-winning author, Barb is also the Owner/Editor of the popular blog where she shares her love of all things green and empowers others to live country life to the fullest. Her newest books “GETTING BAKED” and “GETTING LAID” are cheeky guides offering a fun, in-depth journey into sustainable living topics including traditional and medicinal gardening.

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55 Responses to “Romantic Date Day Ideas to Make Your Visit Unforgettable”

  1. Candice Adams

    I’d love to go back to Holiday World! Only been one time before, it’s a magical place!

  2. Cassie

    We dont get much time to ourselves at Holiday World having 3 kiddos but when we do we enjoy a nice relaxing float around the lazy river!

    • Matthew house

      Would love to be able to just walk the park with my wife. Or kick back in one of the cabanas and just relax. I think the best idea would be a dinner for two overlooking the park. We’ve been attending ever since it was Santa Claus land and look forward to seeing what’s new every year however we have so many kids. We don’t get to go as often anymore but thanks for this opportunity

  3. Makayla

    Love holiday world and we usually go atleast once a year. Glad they have unlimited soft drinks because it does get pricey with other things.

  4. April Reprogle

    We aren’t big fans of sweaty summer getaways so we always come in September when the weather becomes a little cooler. It helps us beat the crowds so we can take our time and fully enjoy the park. We love being able to experience everything together and just forget about our worries for a day

  5. Joyce All

    I live in Peoria, AZ and when I go back home and visit my grandkids and daughter and son n law we enjoy going to Holiday World we have a Amazing time in the Waterpark and the other rides too. My home town is Evansville IN I grew up going to holiday world every weekend I love it there! Can’t wait to go there this season with the family!

  6. Holly

    We love coming to Holiday World. Free drinks all day helps us stay better hydrated! This doesn’t happen at other parks. We also enjoy free sunscreen. We have been coming for many years now.

    • Benny

      With grandchild #14 just being born, we’ve never been there as an adult trip… sounds like fun. Hope we win!!

  7. Sarah meagrow

    Making a plan to visit for our first time this summer. Our home Park is Cedar Point!

  8. Stacey

    We loves this place especially the gluten free options. My daughter’s birthday is next week and these would be an awesome gift..

  9. Jodie feldbusch

    These are some good ideas. Haven’t thought about holiday world as a date destination in a long time

  10. Shawn Boswell

    Favorite way is to spend time in Santa’s Merry Marketplace having a couple slices of Pizza.

  11. April Linville

    I would enjoy spending time pretending to be a kid together during the day. And be romantic watching sun set and looking at the stars at night. Appreciateing my loved one