Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Now just to find the perfect winter spirits for date night. Navigating what’s open—and in what capacity—can be a conundrum that doesn’t feel worth the hassle. But if you’re looking to sleigh your holiday with a date night out—whether to replace those standard soirees or just to escape your house—Raleigh Magazine has got you covered with some safe and socially distant sexy ambiance, unforgettable nips and sips, and, of course, romance. Here’s your roadmap to romance this December via a roundup of the best rendezvous spots around town for you and your significant other to nibble, tipple, and even take a holiday elfie if the spirit moves you—making date night this holiday season as easy as pumpkin pie.