Celebrating Valentine's Day in the Upper Valley


Submitted a year ago
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Katie Donovan

Surprise a Loved One.

This is my favorite so far of all the creative ways to celebrate the holiday.  I didn't know they did this anymore.  What a great idea!  Shhh...register ahead of time and have a barbershop quartet (dressed in tuxes) sing to a love one, give a silk rose, chocolates, personalized card, and email a photo within 40 miles of Hanover at the loved one's home or work.  Read more here.

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Going Out to Dinner. 

People have weighed in on fancy places to eat and great locations for special occasion with a more relaxed atmosphere too.  Here are the recommended places to try for dinner.  You can also help with those times of staring at the menu and use this special occasion to venture into something different.  Locals recommended these menu items to try.

Grabbing a Tasty Treat for Dessert.

Local CupcakesLocal Specialty Cakes.  You can even take a day trip to have some speciality chocolates from one of these locations.

Entertainment

Live Music and dancing.  We have a lot of great venues.  The Inn at Weathersfield has music from Ed Eastridge and a special dinner on Valentine's Day.  You can also hear Ali T on Friday.  Around Valentine's day you can enjoy the great music of Zach Nugent and his band, a Revel Pub Sing (for the whole family), and Psych Unit at the Skinny Pancake in Hanover. Salt Hill and Skunk Hollow are always popular for live music so check out their calendar later in the month for who will be playing.

There will be Scottish Country Dancing in Lyme from 7 - 9 pm. 

Special Events

I was surprised there weren't most special events on Valentine's Day, but maybe I looked too early.  Here are some activities to do.  Write in the comments if I missed any.

Watercolor Art Exhibit until 4:30 pm at Osher at Dartmouth on Lebanon St. in Hanover.

Happy Hour from 4 - 6 pm at Latham House Tavern in Lyme. 

Do something for someone else: Write letters to activists incarcerated from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

How about something with the family? PJ Story time from 6:30- 7 pm. You can also watch the Princess Bride at the HOP at 7 pm.

Watch a play at Northern Stage.  How about a play about the Beatles?  John and Paul remember their childhood and in turn find inspiration for their music: Only Yesterday.  How about a classic film like Casablanca at Mascoma High School at 6:30?

You can also find ways to celebrate at home here: Valentines Day without Chocolate, Cards, or Candy.

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