There's a wide variety of things to do to celebrate Valentine's Day in Columbus, Ohio this year. From romantic dinners for two, to an "Anti-Valentine's-Party" for grumpy solo teens, there's something here for everyone.
So make your reservations early, or mark your calendars, because these possibilities are romantic, fun, and popular and fill up fast!
Here's wishing all of our friends and neighbors in Central Ohio a very happy Valentine's Day 2014 from The Columbus Team!
Shane's Dinner Theater: Valentine's Spyballs
Wednesday, Feb 12, 7:00 pm
Dinner and a show, with a special Valentine production of our original Spyballs musical murder mystery show. Included are a special dessert and a long-stemmed rose for your sweetheart. "Plus" tickets available for those wishing a special bottle of wine or champagne delivered to their table. Tickets are $50-69 per person.
Friday, February 14:
Columbus Gay Men's Chorus: Vox on the Rocks
Friday, Feb 14, 8:00 pm
This favorite Columbus Ensemble has chosen songs to celebrate love and laughter. A wonderful way to celebrate or mourn your love on this most personal of holidays. At the Columbus Performing Arts Center.
Friday, Feb 14 from 2:00-3:00 or 3:00-4:00pm
The glass studio in Grandview is offering first experience classes on creating a molded glass heart from molten glass. $69 per person, 12 and up.
Fridays and Saturdays from now until Feb 15, at 8:00 pm
Date Night: The improvisational comedy based on YOUR love story! Tell them your best and worst true romance tales, and they'll retell your story with a twist. $10 adults, $8 students or seniors and $6 MadLab members. Purchase tickets in advance online or call 614-221-5418
Thursday Feb 14 from 400-5:30 pm
Teen gaming. Tired of Valentine's? Want to just do something fun that has NOTHING to do with the holiday? Just show up and game. Multiple video game platforms available. No reservations required.
Thursday-Sunday Valentine's weekend
Shadowbox Live is offering a new show called "Foreplay", billed as a funny, sexy musical show. See site for prices.
Skate Zone 71
Thursday, Feb 14 from 7:00-10:00 pm
Skate Zone is having a Valentine glow-skate party, with $2 admission if you're wearing red or pink. Bring your Valentine, or your whole family and skate with us! Skate rental is $4 for regular skates, $5 for rollerblades.
St. Valentine's Day Dinner Show and Dance
Friday, Feb 14, 7:00-11:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30, a buffet dinner will be served at 7:00 with a menu of spaghetti with meat sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, salad, breadsticks, tea and lemonade. Ice cream for dessert. The show begins at 8:00 pm with plenty of room for dancing. Michael Rose takes the stage bringing you sixty years of memorable love songs and top dance hits from oldies rock'n'roll to swing; classic country to popular standards. Take your valentine out for an evening of dinner, dancing, and crooning!
Sweet Treats for Valentine's Day
Friday, Feb 14, 4:00-5:00 pm
Come to the Powell Library and make sweet treats for your Valentines. Tweens only. Free. Reservations required.
Valentine by Candlelight
Friday, Feb 14, 6:30-9:30 pm
Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner at the American House Hotel in the Ohio Village, with the Ohio Village Singers serenading you with Victorian-era love ballads and comic songs, interspersed with romantic verse. $60/adult, $50/Ohio Historical Society member. Reservations needed, and seats fill up fast! 1-800-686-1541
We Heart Owls
Friday Feb 14, 5:45pm
Come to Creek Side Metro Park for an evening ranger program about owls, and listen to mated owl couples calling to each other in our Park-in-the-Dark program! Free. Reservations required.
Wine, Chocolate, Music, and Art
Friday Feb 14, 5:30-10:00 pm
Wine, liqueur, and chocolate tastings at the Franklin Park Conservatory, paired with live music, and artist Bruce Munro's art work will be on display. A full bar will also be available, with a special menu at the cafe. $15/per person includes 3 wine/liqueur and chocolate tastings. Additional tastings are available for purchase. No reservations required.
Friday, Feb 14, all day
Lights, carousel, and special programs all day make for a special Valentine at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio. Many of our special programs are included, some are extra, see our website for details. Price of admission, or free for members. SPECIAL PACKAGES available! Want to treat your sweetheart to a backstage pass to the best zoo in the nation? See our special Valentine packages for more details. Special packages require reservations and ticket purchases. $70-$100 for Valentine packages.
Saturday, February 15:
Saturday, Feb 15 from 2:00-3:00 or 3:00-4:00pm
The glass studio in Grandview is offering first experience classes on creating a colorful flower out of glass. $55 per person, 12 and up.
Saturday, Feb 15 from 10:00 am- noon
Make a small stained glass window. $75 per person, 12 and up.
Saturday, Feb 15 9:00 am
A fun race at Gahanna's Creekside Park for both the searching single runner, and couples who run together! Runners will enjoy chip timing, awards, a race tee, and food and beverages after the race. Top 200 finishers get a medal. $22-40
This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.
Photo Credit Wilson Lee