Thinking of proposing to your partner on Christmas? Then we know exactly how to help you!
Not only is Christmas the most romantic day of the year but it is also the most popular day of year to pop the question!
So if you're thinking of proposing this Christmas, don’t just put the ring under the Christmas tree, do something more unique and thoughtful than that! Here's our favourite Christmas proposal ideas..
Christmas Proposal Ideas
1. Christmas Tree Farm
Everyone loves to go Christmas tree shopping, so a visit to a Christmas tree farm can be the perfect opportunity to spring a surprise proposal. Pick a tree beforehand and place lots of little baubles and angel decorations on the branches, filled with pictures of the both of you and memories from your relationship. Take a stroll around the farm until you reach the hidden tree. Underneath, have meaningful gifts from the past, present and future, and the future one could be the ring box, then drop down on one knee and pop the question.
2. A Christmas Ski Trip
We know finding snow in the UK can be difficult, so if you want guaranteed snow for your Christmas proposal then there’s not many better ideas than a trip to your favourite ski resort. Go out for a day of fun skiing, only to come back to cosy up in your newly decorated ski chalet. Set up a table with mulled wine and wine glasses, with each glass engraved with the 4 words “will you marry me.”
3. Ice Skating
There are so many incredible ice skating rinks all at the best of locations around London, that can make your proposal magical. You must make sure that your partner is a confident ice skater and has all of those tricks hidden up their sleeve if you want to propose on the ice... You could completely WOW your partner by hiring flashmob dancers to surprise you both and perform a romantic gesture for you both whilst you 'pop the question' in the middle of the ice. There are so many great ice skating rinks in London, whether it’s Hampton Court Palace, Somerset House, Canary Wharf, Tower of London or Alexandra Palace, you have plenty of choice for your ice skating Christmas proposal.
4. Christmas Market
Whether you’re in the UK or visiting one of the many incredible festive markets around the world, such as in Brussels or Vienna, Christmas markets make for a wonderful setting for a festive proposal. With a bit of planning, and getting the stall holders in on the act, you can organise a romantic treasure hunt around the market. Start off by taking your partner to a really cute Christmas market and acting as if everything is normal, until... you come across a snow globe stand. However, this isn't just any ordinary snow globe stand, there is actually a snow globe with a photo of you both inside of it! And the surprises don't stop there, at every stall you pass, your partner comes across a personalised gift tailored to your relationship! She is bound to love this.
6. Christmas Carol Singers
Arrange for carol singers to meet you in the park, and sing a magical Christmas song. As they finish they could serenade you with a romantic song of your choice (your partners favourite song), and then it's time for you to drop down on knee and pop the question.
7. Winter Wonderland
Christmas stands, food stalls from all over the world, bars and live music.. we absolutely love the jolly spirits of Winter Wonderland. However, you if you're thinking of proposing here, you will need to be very strategic with your proposal, as it is such a busy landmark you wouldn't want a tourist getting in the way of that important photo opportunity or crowds gathering round as you drop down on one knee! Done right though, and a Winter Wonderland can be something truly special. Arrange for a flash mob to serenade you or get your own “Winter Wonderland” under the stars complete with sheepskin rug, snow and personalised signs.
8. Christmas Tree Proposal
Every city has their own Christmas celebrations, whether it’s under the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in London or the famous tree at the Rockefeller Center in New York. Send your partner on a treasure hunt around some of your most memorable or favourite places. At every destination they are surprised with a beautifully wrapped gift, or even a love letter from you, and to make it even more epic, how about an actor dressed as an elf to hand your partner these gifts.. End at the Christmas tree with you getting down on one knee. As with Winter Wonderland be prepared for crowds, depending on how iconic the Christmas tree is.
9. Personalised Decoration Proposal
If you're looking for something romantic to do at home, decorate a tree with baubles with photos of the both of you on, hang angels with messages from you, and create a Christmas cracker with a special message inside. At the bottom of the Christmas place four presents for your partner to open, each can have an instruction as to which order they should be opened in and each present can be a clue as to what their real present could actually be. If you want to take it one step further, put the tree and decorations in one of London's many beautitful parks, and combine it with a romantic treasure hunt.
10. Walk in the snow
Ok, so we know it's difficult to plan a snowy Christmas proposal in the UK, but you can always fake it! Take your partner for a romantic stroll through the park where suddenly snow will begin to fall around you. As you walk further in you will come across your very own Winter Wonderland and in the middle there will be a giant engagement ring ice sculpture!
11. Christmas Treasure Hunt
As you know Christmas is the season of giving, so why not go all out for your proposal and arrange a treasure hunt to all of your partner's favourite places in the city. At each location they will receive a gift with a romantic note leading them to the next location. At the final location the gift will reveal what’s about to happen, and you’ll get down on one knee to the surprise of your loved one.
12. Magical Bandstand
You and your partner will be going for a walk in the park when you come across a sign that says 'North Pole This Way'. Leading the way are loads of beautifully wrapped gifts with your partners name written on it. Each gift will be a thoughtful present from you. At the end of the trail of gifts will be the 'North Pole Bandstand'. A bandstand which is completely lit up by dazzling fairy lights and traditional Christmas decorations, and not to forget there is SNOW covering every inch. As you enter the North Pole Bandstand, this is your chance to 'pop the question'. However it doesn't end there... when you get that all important 'YES', it will begin to snow. Talk about a White Christmas dream
13. Christmas Dinner With A View
Propose from a hotel with a view, such as The Shangri-La at The Shard, and you have the best of both worlds. You can decorate the room with rose petals and candles, then sit down for a dinner with a view to celebrate. You could hang romantic, personalised messages on a giant Christmas tree in your very own private dining room. Imagine your partner completely shocked as they walk into the room and instead of seeing dinner waiting for her they see the most Christmasy room instead. Hanging from the tree in a personalised baubel can be their beautiful engagement ring waiting for your partner to open it.
14. Christmas Gardens
Proposing during the festive period means that there plenty of beautiful settings where someone else has done much of the hard work for you. There are so many places, especially in London, like Kew Gardens or Chiswick House where they are already romantic and fit for a winter proposal. Make sure you arrive early or late to avoid peak-time crowds, and then drop down on one knee under the Christmas lights.
15. Santa Claus Proposal
Are you and your partner complete pranksters? If so then I guarantee this is the Christmas proposal idea is for you... For this idea you'll need to get a couple of your partners very good friends or family involved. Their task is to act as under cover 'Santas Helpers' for trip to Santas Grotto. Hanging from the walls and placed around the Grotto will be all of their favourite things and items to re-spark a memory that they have had with their one true love, you. These could be family photos, a traditional item from a country you have visited before or even a teddy bear replica of your pet, the list is endless. Then it's their turn to meet Santa. To their surprise, 'Santa' then takes off his beard and hat to reveal... YOU! You will give her the biggest surprise of her life and not to mention, you haven't even 'popped the question' yet. Once you propose you can celebrate with all of your family enjoying a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.
16. Private Festive Room For Two
Did you know you can decorate a room at some of the best locations in London? Whether that’s The Ritz or The Shard there are plenty of options for creating your very own private secret Christmas proposal. We’ll decorate the room with Christmas decorations and personalised touches from your relationship. You can then bring your partner in after a day out in London, to see what you’ve created just for them. You can even finish the evening with a private dinner in your room.
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