From a Valentine’s Ball to Movies at the Grand, here’s the top 14 things to do this Valentine’s Day in YYC.
February 9th at 7pm
Crystal Ballroom, Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Ave SW
Treat your Valentine to a glamorous evening at the Fairmont Palliser with this fabulous gala. Slip on your party outfits and enjoy the night with a champagne reception, gourmet meal and brilliant musical performances.
February 13th from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau, 227 10 St NW
Explore the world of everything chocolate in this delicious and informative class. Learn to master the art of making chocolate mousse, truffles, ganaches, and sauces and try your hand at tempering (a professional technique used for settling). Taste a variety of exquisite chocolates from around the world and learn how chocolate is grown and made. This class includes a recipe booklet, a light meal, and your very own chocolate cake to take home.
The Ultimate Craving
February 13th from 7pm-8:30pm
Willow Park Wines & Spirits, 10801 Bonaventure Dr SE
Celebrate your love at Willow Park Wines & Spirits as they team up with Crave Cupcakes to bring you an evening of perfect pairings. They’ll be serving six delicious match-ups of wines, cocktails and bubbles with cupcakes and desserts. You won’t want to miss it.
Speed Dating (Singles 25+)
February 13th from 7pm-9pm
Bourbon Room, 341 10 Ave SW
Don’t have a Valentine this year? Don’t fret – put your phone down and join us for speed dating. Each event has 20 single women and 20 single men to connect with. The women stay in the same seat and the men rotate. Each date will last from 4-5 minutes, giving you the perfect opportunity to practice your flirting skills while meeting new people. We collect your matches at the end of the night and will contact you with your matches the following day. This is so you don’t have the awkward phone number exchange at the end of the conversation. Your contact info is only shared with permission and if you have a match. Try something a little out of your comfort zone – you might end up with a hot date just in time for Valentine’s Day.
February 13th-16th at 7:30pm with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:00pm
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW
Bring your date to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for de.Vi.ate. Featuring three contrasting modern ballets and choreographed by some of the most powerful voices of our time, this three-night spectacle will keep audiences enthralled with its highly powerful choreography.
Cilantro Valentine’s Day Dinner
February 14th from 5pm-9pm
Cilantro, 338 17 Ave SW
Spoil your sweetheart with a special five-course dinner this February 14th. Chef Lance and the talented culinary team at Cilantro have crafted an exclusive menu for the night that includes dishes like a Charcuterie Platter for Two, Beef Tenderloin Wellington, Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast, Pistachio Sponge Cake, and more. Each guest will receive a glass of sparkling wine included with dinner.
glow: Love Lights
February 14th from 5pm-10pm
Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE
To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, take your date down to Olympic Plaza to make and design a “Love Light” as as part of glow: Downtown Winter Light Festival. When you’re complete, place it in Olympic Plaza to be part of the large scale light installation.
Adults Only Night: Love & Sex
February 14th from 6pm-10pm
TELUS Spark, 220 St George’s Dr NE
Whether you’re hopelessly in love or single and ready to mingle, there’s bound to be something for you at TELUS Spark’s Valentine’s night. Explore the biology of breakups, fun pheromones, and discover what happens under our skin when we get between the sheets with someone else. Add on to this evening of love with the Love and Sex Dinner combo where guests can feast upon an exclusive dinner featuring tasty entrée stations, a chocolate fountain, and more.
Valentine’s Dinner at Courtyard by Marriott South
Courtyard by Marriott South, 3750 Market St SE
Join Courtyard by Marriott Calgary South on Valentine’s Day for dinner in The Bistro Restaurant. Delight over their four-course meal, while you sip on a glass of prosecco and listen to live tunes. Make a night of it by booking a Staycation package for you and your bae.
Valentine’s Day: Beer vs. Wine
February 14th from 6pm-9pm
CRAFT Southcentre, 100 Anderson Rd SE
Head over to CRAFT Beer Market Southcentre for a special Valentine’s edition of their Brewmaster’s Dinner. Guests will enjoy an amuse bouche followed by four courses that are complemented with wine or beer. Then, a cast is voted for which pairing the audience liked best and the champion is crowned at the end of dinner. You won’t want to miss this.
Murder Mystery: Death by Chocolate
February 14th from 6pm-9:30pm
Fort Calgary, 750 9 Ave SE
Take your sweetheart for an interactive evening of food and entertainment this Valentine’s Day. Fort Calgary is hosting a chocolate-themed ‘who done it’ murder mystery that will have you interacting with the actors and solving the mystery, all while having a delightful dinner buffet. Shows are created and performed by Pegasus Performances.
In the Heat of the Night
February 14th and 15th from 6pm-10:30pm
Enmax Conservatory, The Calgary Zoo, 210 St George’s Dr NE
The Calgary Zoo is cranking up the Valentine’s Day heat with this special event. Wine and dine your date as you savour a delicious 4-course meal, romantic music, games, onsite photographer and a playful intimate exchange about romance in the wild.
Dave Kelly Live: Valentine’s Day Special
February 14th at 7:30pm
Bella Concert Hall, 18 Mt Royal Circle SW
Dave Kelly is back for another season of Calgary’s talk variety show. With special guests, surprise appearances, and the best in Canadian talent, stories, and music, you’ll definitely want to be here. This edition of the show features house supergroup The Flat Whites, world-renowned visual artist, Mandy Stobo, and the man with the beer, Jim Button.
Movies at the Grand: CHOCOLAT
February 14th from 8pm-10pm
Theatre Junction Grand, 608 1 St SW
Spend Valentine’s Day at the Grand watching their feature movie of the night, Chocolat. The story tells of a single mother and her six-year-old daughter as they move to rural France to open a chocolate shop – with Sunday hours – across the street from the local church. See how the townspeople’s skepticism turns into love for their products. Your ticket will include your admission, a sweet treat and a glass of bubbly. Early admission is recommended and encouraged.