No mistletoe? There’s no problem.

Bachelor Nation’s Katie Thurston And John Hersey shared a kiss on the red carpet at the First Noelle Ball event, which took place at the Mavericks Beach Club in San Diego, Calif.a on Thursday, Dec. 2. The reality TV star was wearing a black gown, and her boyfriend, a navy suit, for the occasion. 

The Noelle Ball marked their first public appearance as boyfriend and girlfriend, with a guest telling CelebHomes News all about the couple’s date night. The eyewitness posted that John and Katie were adorable at Mavericks beach club Thursday night. They definitely seem to have chemistry, and that was evident. The two of them look so happy together, and they seem to share a wonderful bond.

Technically, it is the Bachelorette Star has been on the red carpet before with John, but she was still dating her final rose recipient Blake Moynes That was at the time. Since then, she and the Canadian have gone their separate ways, paving the way for Katie to date John, who she sent home in week two of season 17.