Sixteen Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Weekend in the Philadelphia Region

Originally posted on PhiladelphiaRowHomeMagazine

Celebrate the season of love in the Philadelphia region! From a circus show to a haunted house, heart-shaped pizzas to heart sweets/treats, from collaboration dinners and drinks to special menus. Below are sixteen events, dinners and shows for Valentine’s Weekend and Day in Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware County. 

1) Valentine’s Themed Circus Show
Friday, February 10, 2023, 7:30pm
Circadium School of Contemporary Circus
Presents Heartstrings A Valentine’s Circus Show
Circus Campus, 6452 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19119 / $20 donation
Tomorrow’s national and international circus artists and stars are presenting a special performance for Valentine’s Weekend – perfect for a date night, galentine’s night out and more! Circadium’s students and graduates share their circus interpretations of love, romantic comedy, and the emotion and confusion of Valentine’s Day. Acrobatics, aerials, juggling and equilibristics skills combine with dance, theatre, storytelling and spoken word in a one-night-only production!
For more about Circus Campus, visit

2) Valentine’s Themed Haunted House
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Lincoln Mill Haunted House / 4100 Main Street, Manayunk
6:30pm to 10:00pm
Philadelphia’s scariest new haunted attraction is reopening its doors for a one-night only pop-up event on Saturday, February 11th. Lincoln Mill Haunted House presents Viktor’s Valentine: A Dark Love Story featuring candlelight-only tours through the depths of the famous mill at 4100 Main Street in Manayunk. Guests will descend through the hidden chamber and into the darkness where a blackout experience will heighten the senses. Be prepared to come up close and personal with the inhabitants of the mill – and keep close watch for the ghost of Viktor’s Valentine. Warning: Proceed with caution as this experience is meant to be scary. Over 30 scare-actors will bring the experience to life. Candlelight tours leave between 6:30pm and 10:00pm, with tickets only $25 per person or $45 per couple. All tickets include access before and after to the deck overlooking the Schuylkill River. Souvenir t-shirts are also available for only $12.00 when purchased in advance.

3) Valentine’s Candlelight Pop-up Event
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti presents: Valentine’s by Candlelight 
212 Walnut St {2nd floor}, Philadelphia
Make sure to look up at those famous open windows in Old City on Valentine’s Day as the expansive and sexy restaurant at Walnut and 2nd will be glowing from the inside. Don’t miss this once a year, exclusive all candlelight event. Let the Lamberti family set the scene as they present a special dinner by candlelight – where the lights will be turned off in multiple spaces and dining rooms throughout the spacious Old City staple. Let them set the mood and vibe as you enjoy a night with your date – while enjoying the warm glow of the candles throughout with your wine, cocktails, dinner and dessert. Additionally, Positano Coast will offer Oyster and Champagne Pairings, special cocktails, and a special menu. Look for a special meats and cheeses board to start off and share for two – with prosciutto, provolone, parmigiana, mozzarella, bresaola, grilled artichokes, olives, roasted peppers and more; and Aldo’s Seafood Harvest for Two with oysters, top neck clams, shrimp cocktail and seafood salad – plus specials include burrata with tomatoes and lemon confit, chilled lobster with avocado, mango and mustard vinaigrette, crab tacos, lobster arancini, grilled octopus, spicy calamari, fritto misto, lobster and crab bisque, veal chop parmigiana, 16 oz rib-eye, scallops, pan-seared halibut, whole fish, zucchini crabcake, pork osso buco and more. Look for special desserts perfect for sharing too! 

4) Valentine’s Collaboration: Okonomi Dinner and Mythology Cocktail Pairings
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 
1225 Raw and Leda’s Cocktail Lounge
1224 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 238-1903
Enter through Ledas for this event. Glu Hospitality brings together 1225 Raw and Leda’s Cocktail Lounge – connected inside – for a special night in both unique spaces for a four course design your own tasting menu dinner from 1225 Raw and special mythology inspired cocktails from Leda’s. 

5) Valentine’s Weekend and Day Special Menus
LiberteLounge / Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
120 S 17th St
(215) 569-8300
Friday, February 10, 2023 and Saturday, February 11, 2023
$50 Per Person 

6) Valentine’s Weekend and Day Special 3 Course Menu 
217-219 Chestnut Street
Garces will be offering the menu in addition to our a la carte menu February 10 – 13th. The pre-fix menu will be the only menu offered on February 14th, 2023. $75 per person

7) Valentine’s Special Additions and Cocktails in Old City 
The Olde Bar
125 Walnut Street
Specials available February 10th – 14th, 2023

8) Valentine’s Specials in Old City 
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
10 S. 2nd Street
Valentine’s Day 2023 specials – Tuesday Feb. 14, 2023
Dinner seatings start at 4PM. Last dinner seating is at 9PM. Reservations can be made online:

9) Valentine’s Sweets and Treats 
The Franklin Fountain
116 Market Street
(215) 627-1899
Strawberry Ice Cream Heart Cake, $55.00.
Sumptuous Strawberry Ice Cream cake layered with Gluten Free Chambord Raspberry Chocolate Cake and topped with dark chocolate ganache. This frozen ice cream cake is ~6″ across, 3″ deep, serving 3-4 people and naturally gluten free. Pre-order only, available between Feb. 1st – Feb 19th at Shane Confectionery at 110 Market Street or the Franklin Fountain at 116 Market Street between 12pm-7pm. This cake requires 3 days to prepare and cannot ship. Please select “Pick up” in check out and include your desired pick-up date when adding to your cart.

10) Oui
160 N. 3rd Street
Blueberry Heart Donuts $3
Chocolate Lava Cookie $3
Strawberry Conversational Heart Pop Tarts $5
Raspberry Red Velvet Cake $7

11) Scoop DeVille
111 S Independence Mall E
(215) 988-9998
Chocolate Covered Strawberries available in 4, 8, or 12 pack window gift boxes. $14.00 – 40.00.

12) Shane Confectionery
110 Market Street
Variety of heart shaped chocolate boxes, and chocolate dipped strawberries, in our ethically sourced house chocolate. The berries will be from Wish Farms, who prioritize worker welfare.

13) Heart Shaped Pizza-Grams and Chance to Win 24K Gold Dipped Rose
Celebrate love, football, Philly and pizza this February! SliCE goes for a touchdown with not one, but two special pizzas for Super Bowl Season and Valentine’s Day. Say “be mine” with specially delivered heart-shaped pizza-gram starting now through February 14, 2023, with all varieties (including gluten free) available for the same price as a regular pie. SliCE will again team up with Steven Singer Jewelers for the give away of two 24K gold dipped roses – with a winner in Philadelphia and a winner in South Jersey. Additionally, SliCE goes for a blow-out with football shaped hand-tossed pies for Super Bowl and Big Game Weekend with two varieties, both with ricotta laces. Football pizzas make for great tailgating and game day grub, along with special pizza, wing and other Italian speciality packages. SliCE is offering heart and football shaped pizzas for take-out, pick-up, dine-in and delivery. Heart shaped pies are the same price as a regular pie- with any variety available. Football shaped pizzas are $27 for choice of cheese or hand-cut pepperoni. SliCE is located in the Italian Market which also offers city-wide delivery – and in South Jersey in Washington Township. For more info and to order, visit or call 215-463-0868 (Philadelphia) and 856-302-5099 (South Jersey). 

“Valentine’s Day has a special place in our heart as we fell in ‘love at first bite’ over pizza,” said owners Marlo and Jason Dilks. “Teaming up with Steven Singer Jewelers helps us show our customers a bit of extra love while supporting another local small business. Last year, we have such fond memories of surprising two special winners with not only their heart pizza but 24K gold dipped roses from Steven Singer. It was so special and we can’t wait to do it again!” 

14) Tipsy History: A Love Story
February 10 and 11, 2023
5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street
Hear Betsy and John Ross’ love story and a enjoy a cocktail for the most unique Valentine’s date in town. Tickets $25 per person, must be purchased in advance.

15) Philly Mini Golf with Love
Franklin Square
6th & Race Streets
For the month of February, Center City’s only 18-hole miniature golf course will transform into the perfect Valentine’s Day date destination! Bring your valentine to Franklin Square to putt your way through Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks, complete with cute hearts, romantic red lights, and heartwarming love songs!
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday – Sunday (Closed Monday – Wednesday) through February 26
Adults: $15 /Children 3-12: $12

16) Valentine’s Skates in Bucks and Delco Counties
Flight on Ice presents Valentine’s Hours to skate with your special someone – or your Galentine’s squad – from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at all three area locations. Warm up together with a hot cocoa and a smores hit over a fire pit and celebrate in the great outdoors under the stars – and pair with dinner and drinks after at a nearby restaurant. Also a great pick for families looking to do something special on Valentine’s Day!