Forgot to make reservations at your favorite restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner? Or maybe you’re looking for something different? No worries! We’ve got Six Unique and Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in London Ontario. There’s something here for pretty much everyone’s taste and it’s definitely not the same old, same old.
Break out of the dinner and a movie routine with something a little bit different this year. Whichever of these ideas you choose, you’re bound to find something fun to do this Valentine’s Day in the Forest City! Which one of these unique and interesting ideas will you choose?
GREAT WAYS TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY IN LONDON ONTARIO
Please be sure to check the dates below. A few activities are scheduled for Saturday the 15th instead of Friday the 14th.
COUPLES’ SKATING AT STORYBOOK GARDENS
Surprise your sweetheart with a Couples Skate at Storybook Gardens on Valentine’s Day, February 14th!
Our refrigerated 250 metre skating trail is a beautiful spot to enjoy an outdoor winter skate. This event is for adults only (18+). Take a leisurely skate along the trail as it winds through the trees and snowbanks, while enjoying the festive lighting and soft music playing over the park-wide sound system.
Following your skate, warm up next to the campfire with a Beavertails pastry and two hot beverages from our rink-side Beavertails concession area.
Each ticket is valid for two adult admissions, one Beavertail pastry (for sharing!) and two hot beverages (hot chocolate, apple cider, french cappucino or coffee).
This is a ticketed event; pre-registration is required. Tickets will not be available at the door. You can get your sweetheart skate tickets here.
Skate rentals are not included with admission but are available for an additional 6.50/pair; we have both figure skates and hockey skates available in a variety of sizes up to a men’s 13. Skate rentals are first-come, first-served.
ELDON HOUSE’S DEADLY AUCTION
Join us for a Murder Mystery Dinner by Gumshoe Mysteries – the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!
Cost includes a dinner by the In Home Chef. This event will be licensed and will have a cash bar. Please arrive promptly at the main entrance of Eldon House. We will begin with a brief walk through the main house before entering our Interpretive Centre. Costume suggestions: International dress or formal attire.
This event is a fundraiser and proceeds will go towards renovating our kitchen to ensure the continuation of our education and programming events.
Eldon House patrons are invited to a special auction at the museum! The scene is a high scale international auction of rare antiques.
Most interest centres around a peculiar item with a cursed history. Characters include a seven times married woman looking for a number eight, an African anthropologist crazy about monkeys, and a Turkish mercenary who can’t find the right end of a sword.
All the characters need a lot of money for one reason or another and alliances are formed and then broken until devilishly clever events reveal a solution that will have you going once, twice, sold!
Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Guests are invited to participate in a silent auction.
Performance by Gumshoe Mysteries.
MAGIC AT THE MARIENBAD
A magical Valentines night at The Marienbad that will make for lasting memories! Starring magician Graemazing Reed and Master Mentalist Ryan Edwards
Prepare yourselves for a magically romantic night out. Our skilled performers will wow you with illusions that will make this evening one you will remember for a long time.
Our host Corbin, the charming cheat will guide you through a magicial performance begining with incredible close up magic from 6:30 -7. At 7pm the show begins with the incredible Graemazing Reed who is returning due to popular demand. Then headlining the show is the mysterious master mentalist Ryan Edwards. His show will leave you mystified and amazed. Magic, mystery and Romance!
A perfect date night and Valentines gift! Couples who wish to get engaged that night may get in free! (some conditions apply)
~Show is an interactive live performance. Prepare to be amazed!
~ February 14th. Doors open at 6:30pm – no early entry. Show begins at 7pm
~Full service cash bar operating in room all night offering over 80 varieties of beer and other spirits
~No food service in room; we recommend eating at the Marienbad restaurant. Ticket holders to our show entitled to complimentary desert with meals over $16. Please contact them directly for reservations.
~Venue is on second floor of building. There are no elevators unfortunately.
~Show recommended for ages 16 and up.
~Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Performers subject to change.
CLAY DATE AT ANDERSON CRAFT ALES
Cheers! Make a drinking vessel out of clay at Anderson Craft Ales
Looking for something different to do around Valentine’s Day? Join instructors from the Hutton House Pottery Studio for a fun experience at Anderson Craft Ales. Bring your favourite someone along (or just yourself) to make a unique drinking vessel out of a slab of clay and decorate it.
We’ll bring your handmade vessel back to the Hutton House Pottery Studio to be fired and glazed, and it will be ready to be picked up 2 weeks after the workshop.
There are two ticket options. Each option includes one drinking vessel per person and one beer (or non alcoholic drink).
Date: Saturday February 15, 2020
Location: taproom mezzanine at Anderson Craft Ales
$90 per couple (total includes tax and 2 beers)
$50 for a single ticket (total includes tax and 1 beer)
Proceeds from tickets sold support Hutton House’s innovative programs for people with disabilities. If you have any questions, contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-472-6381.
1) Working with clay can get a bit messy. None of the materials used will leave a stain but you will get some clay on your clothes so don’t dress in your best duds!
2) Non alcoholic drinks are available if you choose not to drink beer.
VALENTINE COUPLES YOGA
Join Rob and Chloe of Anahata Acro for an intimate experience designed for lovers. – Yoga, Thai Massage, Acro, Therapeutics and Cacao
Sat, 15 February 2020 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Imagine connecting with your partner on a deeper level that what has been presented in your relationship thus far.
We will then move, laugh and connect through couples yoga designed to let you move as one. Some Acro yoga will keep things playful as you work through challenges as a team and explore new heights of your relationship.
Therapeutic inversions and assisted stretching will create space inside of ourselves and allow for us to truly make our partners feel loved and cared for. Thai Massage will further ground and unite our energies as the art of touch is demonstrated so it can be applied at home.
The 3 hour event will be closed off with couples Savasana and a cacao ceremony to completely open our hearts to the powerful love magic created.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to have this transformative experience with your partner
The investment into your relationship is only $100.00 per couple so don’t wait because these spaces will sell out!!!
****As a special add on this year. Our couples will have the opportunity to create their own Acro Artistry. For an additional $40 you will receive a 20 minute mini session, photographed and edited by Acro Rob and directed and styled by Chloe. Each couple will receive 2 edited images. ****
YUK YUK’S COMEDY CLUB
Funny Valentine Dinner & Comedy Show
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with tears of laughter! Treat your sweetheart to unique Valentine’s Day Dinner & a Show at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club!
- $ 95.99 per Couple (plus taxes, gratuity & service fee)
- Private Table
- 3 Course Plated Dinner
- 3 Comedians
- Door Open @ 6:15PM, Buffet @ 6:45PM, & Show @ 8PM
- February 14th
**MUST BE 19+ TO ATTEND**
How will you be spending Valentine’s Day?