Updated: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 3:01 AM
After exuding endless love for the Eagles last week, it’s time to switch gears and put your focus on your sweetheart. Valentine’s Day arrives this Wednesday, Feb. 14, bringing lots of special events to enjoy citywide.
Go beyond the classic date of dinner and drinks with the ideas below, inviting you to hit the ice rink, make mozzarella, play a few rounds of mini-golf and more with the one you love.
Most require tickets, so be sure to start making plans now and get ready for a night of romance in the City of Brotherly Love.
Sweetheart Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Skate hand-in-hand while looking out over the beautiful Ben Franklin Bridge at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest on Wednesday night. The winter wonderland hosts a special Sweetheart Skate night, when ticketed admission ($25) includes not only skate rentals, but also chocolate, flowers, and a take-home photo of you and your boo. Sessions run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10:30 p.m.
7-11 p.m. Feb. 14, $25, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., delawareriverwaterfront.com;
Valentine’s Day Cheese Making Demo + Beer Pairing at the Cannery
Prepare to get a little cheesy (in a good way) with your lover this Valentine’s Day at Dock Street Brewery’s The Cannery. Curd-master Alex Jones will deliver a mozzarella-making demo, to be followed by plenty of cheese-eating and beer-drinking. At the end of the night, you’ll be sent off with the ingredients needed to make your own mozzarella, encouraging you and your partner to continue collaborating at home. Tickets are limited, as the event will be capped at 20 people.
6-8 p.m. Feb. 14, $50 per ticket or $90 for a pair, The Cannery, 705 South 50th St., dockstreetbeer.com
Valentine’s Day Date Night at Keystone Mini Golf and Arcade
Nothing says fun like mini-golf paired with ice cream and wine, and nothing spells out love like candy hearts and roses. Head to Kensington’s Keystone Mini Golf and Arcade, where all of those things combine on Valentine’s Day. Starting at 6 p.m., admission includes two glasses of wine, two Weckerly’s ice cream sandwiches, two rounds of golf, one rose, and unlimited candy hearts — for just $15 a person.
6-10 p.m. Feb 14., $30 per couple, Keystone Mini Golf and Arcade, 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave., keystoneminigolf.com
Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Chaddsford Winery
Wine and chocolate create a timeless equation for romance. Chaddsford Winery is leveling up the classic combination by creating interesting pairings that include gingerbread ganache, lavender chocolate, and a cocoa made with Chaddsford Red. Explore the historic property as you savor the pairings and enjoy a relaxing date at the vineyards.
12-7 p.m. Feb. 14, $25, Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, chaddsford.com
Hop-full Hearts Brewmaster’s Dinner at the Adventure Aquarium
Flying Fish brews are paired with a backdrop of real fishies at the Hop-full Hearts Brewmaster’s Dinner at the Adventure Aquarium. The night features a four-course meal, inclusive of a different Flying Fish craft beer with each course, set inside the home of more than 8,500 aquatic species. Look forward to delicious eats and treats, like apple-cider-braised short rib, clementine crème brulee, and Flying Fish’s Blueberry Braggot.
7-10:30 p.m. Feb. 14, $95, Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, flyingfish.com
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