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 The weather has become chilly in New York City which means it's time for cozy and romantic date nights. Whether you've been dating for a long time or this is your first date, there is no better way to impress than with NYCTourist's holiday date night in New York City. We'll start the date with dinner and music at Sessions 73, then progress to a nice evening skate at Rockefeller center, and for the long time daters we have ended the night at the romantic JW Marriott Essex House NY hotel.

Wine and Dine

Dinner dates are one of the biggest parts of romance and love. While dinner dates aren't necessarily about the food or the price tag, ambiance is key when finding the perfect spot to enjoy each other's company.

Sessions 73- Sessions 73 is all about the food, drinks, music and most importantly: the mood. There are a number reasons that prompted NYCTourist to selected Sessions 73 as their top pick for a holiday date night in New York City:

  • Atmosphere- The casual atmosphere makes for a more relaxed feeling, but it doesn't sacrifice elegance.

  • The Food- With an international spin on Spanish traditions by creating small portions of regional cuisine from around the globe, it is highly encouraged that dinners order a few entrees to constitute a meal and is perfect for sharing. The aspect of sharing makes this dinner more than just a meal.

  • The Drinks- Cheers to a great date! Wind down, or if it's your first date get a boost in confidence with Sessions 73's wine, beer, and signature cocktail offerings.  Just don't get too carried away, there's nothing worse than an overly intoxicated date!

  • Live Music- Swoon your date with dinner and live music! Session 73 starts the week off with salsa and tango, and continues the week with a more mainstream instrumental and vocal selection. Currently the roster is full of pop/rock and 80's bands that are established in the local area. Check the calendar to find the music that moves your soul for the perfect date night experience.

  • Affordability- Don't break the bank! Sessions 73 has dishes starting at just $8 a dish.

Lace Up Your Skates

Ice Skating at The Rock- Ice skating is often left off the list of date ideas, but we don't know why! It's extremely fun and romantic! There’s just something about being outdoors, bundled up with one another as you skate across the ice that inspires intimacy. Especially, if you are as clumsy as I am, the little falls can be a great way for new daters to share a laugh and connect, also giving you the excuse to touch or hold hands to “help hold each other up.”

What better place to ice skate this holiday season than at the famous Rockefeller Center? During the holidays the rink is surrounded by lights and holiday decorations, and on December 4th 2013 the annual Christmas tree lighting will take place. The tree will remain lit at Rockefeller Center until January 7th, 2014. We highly suggest that you take advantage of the combo package and purchase a ticket for the ice rink and for the Top of The Rock observatory deck, for panoramic views of New York City! What better way to experience the city on your holiday date night in New York City.

Cuddle Up

For the couples who have been together longer there is no better time of year to cozy up with your sweet one than during the chilly holiday season in New York City. No matter what type of romantic getaway you choose, finding the right hotel is a very important factor in making your trip memorable. We've found that many hotels offer special romance packages for couples looking to get away, but these deals aren't just for vacationers. Why not have a romantic stay-cation with your loved one? Romantic getaways don't always have to require traveling, it is just as romantic to get away from the norm and do something different and stay in a nice New York City hotel.

JW Marriott Essex House NY Love is in the Air Package- Book your romantic stay at the JW Marriott Essex House NY and leave the details to the pros. This package comes complete with Central Park views, champagne and strawberries, breakfast in bed for two, VIP turn down services and a late 2pm check-out time. End your romantic getaway date night than in this luxurious and romantic hotel.

For more ideas for a holiday date night in New York City visit NYCTourist.com for a list of restaurants, entertainment, activities, hotels, and deals in the Big Apple.

NYCTourist.com is one of NYC's busiest and oldest travel & tourism sites for everything New York City. The author of this article, Erica James loves all things NYC and especially the nightlife!