Valentine's Day in the Cumberland Valley

Enjoy this romantic month while celebrating Valentine’s Day in Cumberland Valley. Plan the perfect celebration for your special someone, or family, with the Valley’s assortment of fun restaurants and attractions and unique shops to find the perfect gifts.

If you’re looking for an untraditional date night, try surprising your date with an evening filled with swing dancing at The Green Door Dance Studio, take in a show at one of the Valley’s performing arts centers, learn something new together with a skiing or snowboarding lesson at Roundtop Mountain Resort or enjoy ice skating at Twin Ponds.

If you are in need of a restaurant suggestion, check out the list of eclectic dining hotspots in downtown Carlisle at, options include Italian, Belgian, Moroccan, Japanese, English and more. You can also dine with views of the Susquehanna River at Dukes Riverside Bar & Grille, Dockside Willies and RockBass Grill in Wormleysburg.

When it comes to gifts, think outside the traditional candy box and pick out something tasty at one of the Valley’s candy shops. Pick up a few nostalgic sweets at Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy & Gifts in Carlisle, delicious brittle at Brittle Bark in Mechanicsburg, or delicate chocolates at Macris Chocolates in Lemoyne.

If you’re looking for a perfect piece of jewelry for your special someone head to Creative Elegance in Camp Hill to browse their Sorrelli collection, Higashi Pearls & Fine Jewelry in Lemoyne for a one-of-a-kind selection or Meeka Fine Jewelry in Camp Hill for a custom-made piece.

The perfect complement to any gift is a bottle of wine. Browse our local wineries or visit Castlerigg Wine Shop in downtown Carlisle to find the right bottle to share. If you’re shopping for a beer-lover, grab them a growler at one of the Valley’s breweries including Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, Appalachian Brewing Company, Pizza Boy Brewing at Al’s of Hampden and Market Cross Pub & Brewery.

Find a complete list of restaurants, attractions and shops by town at

February is also filled with fun events and happenings throughout the Valley. View a sampling below.

50 Shades of Chocolate @ Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School – Feb. 5th
There’s nothing we desire more than… chocolate! This class is just in time to inspire your Valentine’s Day menu. Join Janice as she shows you all the wonderful things you can do with white, milk and dark chocolate – not only in desserts, but in savory dishes as well.

Teen Chocolatier Series: Valentine Heart Chocolate Box @ Brittle Bark – Feb. 6th
Learn how to make an assortment of truffles, creams, nut & mixed berry clusters, and dipped fruits; fill a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day box. This class is part of Brittle Bark’s Chocolatier Series for Youth, which offers a unique opportunity to learn about chocolate. Each class focuses on teaching through demonstration and personal guidance the techniques used to create a specific project.

Valentine’s Dinner @ Hauser Estate Winery – Feb. 12th
Love is in the air! Enjoy a romantic dinner featuring Fabio Carella Catering. Toast to your sweetheart with fabulous food, wonderful wines and sinful ciders. Bryan Herber will provide music from 6 to 9 pm. Doors will open at 6 pm and the dinner buffet will begin at 7 pm.

Joe Nichols @ The Luhrs Center – Feb. 13th
One of country music’s most praised traditional country artists, Joe Nichols is a 4x GRAMMY nominee, including Best Country Album and Best Country Male Vocal Performance (2 consecutive years) and Best Country Song for his #1 debut single “The Impossible.”

5th Annual USAHEC
Re-enactor Recruitment Day @ USAHEC – Feb. 20th
USAHEC invites the public to meet and greet a variety of living history organizations and reenacting groups representing a range of historical periods from world military history. There will be special presentations and fun for everyone. Enjoy the museum exhibits and gift shop.

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