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Posted: 02/09/2021 | by Olivia

Valentine’s Day in Lancaster, PA

This year has caused all of us to get a little creative in how we celebrate the holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Whether you stay at home or venture out, show your sweetheart a little extra love this year.

Have a Lovely Experience

Head down to Kitchen Kettle Village for the all new Spread the Love Tasting Tour on Saturday, February 13th. This is the perfect day-out for couples, friends and families. Enjoy samples of delicious bites and the chance to take a photo with Yummie, Frosty and Cupid. The package includes a Valentine’s themed gift bag and a passport with special offers in select retail shops. Kids can take part in the “Scavenger Hunt of Hearts” to find special treats around the village. Spend the day with your loved ones and spread the love at Kitchen Kettle Village.

Get all dolled up and see the show! Sight & Sound Theatres presents Queen Esther, the story of an ordinary life made extraordinary. This tale of beauty and bravery is rumored to be Sight & Sound’s most spectacular show to date. See the Bible come to live, on stage!

Create a work of art with your Valentine! At Painting with a Twist, novice or experienced artists are welcome. Sip on the beverage of your choice (BYOB), listen to great music, and have a great time while a professional artist guides you in creating your own masterpiece. Make a memory that can last a lifetime this Valentine's Day.

Take a romantic ride with Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides. The Valentines Sweetheart Special is a private horse and buggy around our lovely Amish countryside. Reservations highly recommended for preferred time. The special offer is available Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15 from 11am - 3:30pm. On Sunday, February 14th, rides are offered from 10 am - 4 pm.

Stay Cozy at Home with these Virtual Experiences

The Hershey Story is hosting make-your-own truffle classes February 5th and 6th. Learn how to hand-roll and coat ganache in melted chocolate from the comfort of your own home. There’s no better way to spend some quality time in the kitchen with your loved ones. Order your kit soon, pickups are February 4th and 5th.

LancasterHistory will be hosting their 17th annual Valentine’s Day Gala virtually. Take part in an evening of romance and history with the “Stay-at-Home Gala”. All tickets holders receive a gift bag that includes a t-shirt, Wheatland chocolates from Miesse’s Candies and “Support Local History” stickers. There are three tiers of ticket levels to choose from and the bags can include some pretty special gifts. Visit their website for more details. The event benefits education and public programs at LancasterHistory so support a local treasure this Valentine’s Day!

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Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

Lancaster Local Provisions offers the perfect way to get a taste of Lancaster. Their variety of Valentine’s Gift Boxes include ‘Charcuterie for Two’. If you’re preparing to stay-in this holiday this is special treat to spice up your evening at home. Are you unable to see your Valentine in person? Send them a meaningful gift box to share the tastes of Lancaster County. Check out all of the unique options they carry or customize your own!

The Hershey Story is hosting a Dinner & Truffles event Valentine’s Weekend at their all new Café a Musée and Chocolate Lab. Create your own decadent truffles in the lab to take home with you. Explore the Museum Experience and be inspired by Milton and his wife Catherine’s own love story. Finish your night with a delicious meal, complete with a heart shaped chocolate bar and red rose.

Have a great meal with a great view at John Wright Restaurant. Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, February 14th from 11am – 2pm includes grand dishes such as seafood manicotti, crab omelets and more! Their Valentine’s Day Dinner starts at 5pm on Sunday and offers exquisite choices of appetizers, entrees and a dessert sampler. Call (717) 252-0416 for reservations.

If you’re not ready to dine indoors yet, there are restaurants that offer comfortable outdoor seating that make for an intimate and memorable dining experience. Support our local restaurants this Valentine’s Day, whether you dine-in, order take-out or purchase a gift card!

Don’t forget to get a bottle of wine (or two!) from your favorite local winery. Nissley Vineyards offers delivery to select zip codes as well as curbside pick-up for contactless wine-shopping. Give the Valentine’s Day gift that keeps giving with the Waltz Wine Club. Membership includes 3, 6 or 12 bottles quarterly, exclusive member events, tiered discounts, complimentary tastings and more.

Romantic Getaways

The Inn at Leola Village & Spa is currently offering a Couples Pampering Package that includes a mix of luxury, pampering, culinary delights and romantic elegance, every day of the week! Your Package includes a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a 50-minute couples massage (reservation required), dinner for two at Osteria Avanti and complimentary grab-n-go breakfast. Book your stay today!

Pictured above, the intimate Paymaster's Office at Speedwell Forge Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place for a cozy hide-away from the rest of the world. You'll enjoy exploring the grounds around it, and it features a fireplace, whirlpool bath, and it's own kitchenette. The views surrounding it are of the farm, woodlands and creek. And they'll start your day off right with strong coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, fresh-baked bread and a three-course breakfast - and end your day with decadent home-made desserts.

The Lititz Ice Walk takes place February 12th – 20th, so why not spend Valentine’s Day weekend in Lititz this year? The Wilbur Lititz, located in the heart of the town, so you’re steps away from the festivities. The property used to the be Wilbur Chocolate Factory which you’re reminded of as soon as you walk into the lobby and smell the chocolate. Just outside of downtown, Hotel Rock Lititz is a modern upscale hotel that delivers red carpet service. Spend the weekend like a Rockstar in the coolest small town in America.

For a quiet getaway, consider one of Lancaster’s cozy bed and breakfasts. These quaint B&B’s are private and intimate, perfect for a relaxing Valentine’s Day.

If you’re a Lancaster County local, be sure to share your adventure on social media and use #LancasterStaycation for a chance to be featured on Discover Lancaster’s Facebook & Instagram pages.

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