Looking for something unique to do for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re in a relationship or not, we’ve picked out 14 Valentine’s-themed events that can be enjoyed by anyone, to celebrate all the people you love in your life! All events take place on Thursday, February 14 unless otherwise specified.
1. Vintage Valentine’s Dinner | The Arbour Room, Rutherford House | rutherfordhouse.ca
Cost: $75 per person; reservations are required. Book online or call 780-422-2697
Time: 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm seating
About: Enjoy a four-course, chocolate-infused meal in the elegant Rutherford Dining Room, have your future told by fortune tellers, take a tour of the historic Rutherford House, listen to vintage music, and pose for photos by a professional photographer. The Arbour Room is also offering Valentine’s Day High Tea Feb 14-15, 11am-4pm; visit their website or call for details or to make a reservation.
2. Valentine’s Day in Paris | Metro Cinema | www.metrocinema.org
Cost: 2-for-1 Admission; General Admission $10
Time: 7:30 pm
About: Sip on specialty themed cocktails and watch a screening of the whimsical, feel-good romantic film Amélie; cheaper than flying off to Paris but just as delightful!
3. Cold Night, Hot Date | Art Gallery of Alberta | youraga.ca
Cost: $95 per person; tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Time: 7 pm
About: Enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by Zinc restaurant, get creative with art activities and skill-testing vintage carnival games, snack on popcorn and watch romantic short films in the Ledcor Theatre, and stroll the art exhibitions. Children ages 5-12 can enjoy kid-friendly art activities and a meal under the supervision of AGA Education Staff. $25 for one child; $20 each for two or more children.
4. Beers, Burgers, and Bouquets | The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert | www.beersburgersandbouquets.com
Cost: $149 per person; tickets must be purchased in advance, call 780-419-6800 or purchase online.
Time: February 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
About: Join guests from the Edmonton Oilers, Eskimos, and Rush and support women’s health initiatives at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women during this fun pre-Valentine’s day event! Each ticket includes 2 beers, 1 burger, a custom orchid arrangement (you’ll design it during the event!), custom Valentine card (get ready to pose with your creation in the photo booth!), entertainment and giveaways, and flower delivery to your Valentine anywhere in Edmonton or St. Albert.
5. Valentine’s Day Disco Skate | City Hall Ice Rink
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
About: Skate or dance to the sounds of the ’70s and ‘80s, roast bannock over an open fire, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate from the Kids in the Hall Bistro. Free skate rentals will be available.
6. Suzie Vinnick Valentine’s Dinner and Show | Morinville Community Cultural Centre
Cost: $50 per person; tickets must be purchased in advance from www.tixonthesquare.com
Time: Cocktails 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Show 8:00 pm
About: Enjoy dinner and a show, featuring Juno-nominated Canadian folk and blues singer-songwriter Suzie Vinnick. Dine on specialty cocktails, a dinner buffet including roast beef and a chocolate fountain, and then relax with a sultry, captivating performance by Vinnick.
7. Days of Wine and Roses | Varscona Theatre
Cost: General Admission $12.75; tickets should be purchased in advance from www.tixonthesquare.com
Time: 7:30 pm
About: This emotional play, labelled as “a love story, of a kind”, details the heart-wrenching story of a young Belfast couple who move to London in the 1960s, where their exciting new life and love for each other spiral out of control as they both begin to battle a hurtful drinking problem. An insightful look into an unconventional type of love.
8. A Little Night Music | Grant MacEwan Theatre
Cost: General Admission $18.75; tickets should be purchased in advance from www.tixonthesquare.com
Time: 7:30 pm
About: This production of the Tony Award-winning musical dark comedy deals with the universal subject of love – in all of its forms, not just romantic love – as it details the story of fictional actress Desiree Armfeldt, her many admirers, new romances, and second chances, anchored by the timeless song “Send in the Clowns”.
9. Sweetheart Tea | Harvest Room, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald | www.fairmont.com/macdonald-edmonton/dining
Cost: $39 per person; $59 per person incl. champagne. Reservations are required; call 780-429-6424
Time: February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 3:00 pm
About: Relax in the elegant Harvest Room and enjoy conversation around a specially-themed high tea consisting of finger sandwiches, fruit, petite desserts, and flavourful tea. Add a delightful glass of Moët et Chandon Champagne and enjoy a sparkling afternoon tea. Visit their website to learn about either events, including a delightful Chocolate Fondue and 5-course Valentine’s Day dinner.
10. Anti-Valentine’s Day Party | The Manor Bistro | www.manorcafe.com
Cost: $55 per person; reservation required, phone 780-482-7577 to reserve a spot.
Time: February 17, 6 pm
About: Celebrate your love of good food, friends, and community with a seven-course meal (with dishes like “A Soup Separation” and “Eat Your Heart Out” to remind you it’s not Valentine’s Day!) made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Wearing black — no pink or red — is encouraged!
11. Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Tasting | Muttart Conservatory | muttarttickets.edmonton.ca
Cost: $79 per person; tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Time: 6:30 pm
About: There’s a reason why chocolate and wine are such popular Valentine’s Day gifts – they’re both so delicious! Join experts from Jacek Chocolate Couture and Baseline Wines for a romantic evening of chocolate and wine tasting. Guests will have the opportunity to sample six artisan chocolates and premium wine pairings, perfectly matched for your tasting pleasure. After, stroll the lush, beautiful garden setting of the conservatory. This event is 18+.
12. Valentine’s Night Out | Fort Edmonton Park | www.fortedmontonpark.ca
Cost: $92.86 per person; reservations must be made in advance. Call 780-496-7227 to book.
Time: February 14 or 15, 6 pm
About: Enjoy old-fashioned romance with dinner and a movie! Enjoy a gourmet four-course meal in the historic Johnson’s Cafe, then a classic romantic comedy (Some Like it Hot on Thursday, or Love Affair on Friday) on the big screen in the intimate Capitol Theatre.
13. Print Your Heart Out | SNAP Printshop, 12056 Jasper Ave. | snapartists.com
Cost: $15 per person; reservations not required
Time: February 10, 12 pm – 5 pm (drop-in)
About: Step into the printshop and make your own valentine’s on a lino block, carving an image and set traditional type to print on the Letterpress. Each person will create four valentine’s to share with family and friends. All materials are provided and no art experience is necessary.
14. Brunch of Love by Freewill Shakespeare Festival | Wedgewood Room, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald | www.freewillshakespeare.com
Cost: $85 per person
Time: Sunday, February 10 from 11 am – 2 pm
About: This fundraiser for the summer productions of Shakespeare in the Park celebrates the romantic writing of literature’s most famous bard. Dine on a delectable brunch and sip champagne while listening to romantic music int he elegant setting of the Wedgewood Room. A live auction will give you the opportunity to bid on great romantic date-night packages, donated by local theatres and businesses, with all proceeds being donated to the Freewill Shakespeare theatre troupe.