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Feb 13

10 last-minute ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

10 fun and unique last-minute ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

10 fun and unique last-minute ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

1. Head down to Bower Ponds Recreation area for a romantic skate, picnic in the park, and some hot chocolate at the Pavilion. They also have skate rentals available, click here for the hours and more information.

2. Downtown Red Deer is hosting a Date Downtown event on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, on the Ross Street Patio. Enjoy live music by Hearts of Harmony while sitting around the fire tables. The winter furniture and fire tables will be arranged from 4:00-7:00 pm for downtown visitors to enjoy two showtimes at 5:00, and 5:30 pm.  

3. Enjoy an evening out with your significant other, check out our list of our members' restaurants for a romantic evening out on the town. Click here to check out some of the fantastic restaurants and find your new favourite spot. Savour the local flavour and explore Red Deer's culinary scene.

4. Valentine’s Day Prohibition Party at Heritage Ranch on Tuesday, February 14, at 7:00 pm. Join this fun event featuring live music from the Memphis Mafia Band. Dress up in your best 20's or 30's style and enjoy a delicious 3-course Italian menu in a fun and uplifting environment. Full bar service in the big dance hall. It’s the perfect way to spend a special date night or a ritzy night out on the town with friends and family.  Click here for more information and tickets.

5. Go on a romantic walk, and luckily, we have tons of winter walking trails in Red Deer. Click here to check out our winter walking blog and find the perfect trail for you.

6. Cilantro and Chive is putting together a special Valentine’s menu all weekend long starting at 4:00 pm each day February 11-14, including delicious drink features, Alberta craft beers, and take-home valentine’s mimosa kits. Make sure you book your reservation soon to avoid disappointment and give your love a night to remember. Click here for all the details and to view the menu.

7. Valentine’s Day at Cronquist House is on Tuesday, February 14 at 6:30 pm. Treat your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day to a romantic 5 course dinner at the Cronquist House. Click here for more details.  

8. If you are looking for a unique and fun experience, why not go cross-country skiing? River Bend Golf and Recreation Area has 19 km of groomed cross-country ski trails surrounded by the beautiful Red Deer River Valley with 4 km of lighted trails for evening runs. Cross Country Ski rentals are available from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Click here for more information.  

9. Discovery Wildlife Park - Valentine’s Wolf Walks - Thor and Loki are looking for Valentine’s dates! Don’t worry about these third-wheels, they don’t mind! Book your unique and memorable wolf walk online, or call 403-227-3211. *Limited availability- they offer 1 walk a day*

10. Café Millennium has chocolate-dipped strawberries and hazelnut hedgehogs that will be available at their downtown location in the Millennium Centre. Click here to learn more.

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