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Here are date ideas for Valentine’s Day in York Region and nearby

From a fire and stars hike at Sibbald Point or a taproom takeover by A Million Mouthfuls Catering on Main Street Newmarket, to a Galentine's cheese and cider pairing or winter glamping, Cupid would approve of these suggestions for Feb. 14
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Central Counties Tourism has some suggestions for how to celebrate Valentine's Day in York Region and area.

Fire & Stars Hike

Enjoy a wonderful evening embracing your partner and the wonders of the outdoors at Sibbald Point Provincial Park. This York Region gem is offering a truly magical experience this winter. As day turns to night the park’s Maidenhair Fern Trail transforms for their Fire and Stars Hike, where the trail is lined by torchlight. Bundle up this Feb. 14 and hit the trails for a memorable and unique date night.

Food Lovers Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu

One of the utmost distinct date ideas in the GTA is in York Region. At the Chef Upstairs, in Vaughan, you’ll find the most unique cooking venue. Running from Feb. 14-17, is a Food Lovers Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu. You and your partner will be greeted with a glass of Prosecco and then guided through a multi-course meal of your own creation led by a chef. The meal features everything from salad to soup and seafood to a decadent dessert.

Valentine’s Tea or Cookie Decorating

Two of the sweetest date night ideas in Durham Region can be found at Parkwood Estates. This grand mansion in Oshawa is both a National Historic Site and wonderful place to celebrate the special day. On Feb. 10, Parkwood Estates is hosting two special experiences for you and your love. Enjoy a Valentine’s Tea that features all the classics including scones and sandwiches as well as sweet treats like Meringue kisses and plenty of chocolate. Or try your hand at sugar cookie decorating.

UPDATE, SOLD OUT: Valentine's Taproom Takeover by A Million Mouthfuls Catering

Enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with love, laughter, and delectable delights at takeover by a renowned local caterer and chef at the Old Flame on Main Street Newmarket from 6 to 10 p.m. This charming venue sets the perfect backdrop for a romantic night out.

Trivia Night at the Old Flame

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year which means it’s Trivia Night at Old Flame Brewery. With two locations, in Port Perry and Newmarket, Old Flame is known for being Canada’s most awarded craft lager brewery. Old Flame Brewery makes for a fun date night out to test you and your partner’s knowledge while enjoy a pint of beer.

Galentine’s Day Dinner Cheese & Cider Pairing

Ladies, we’ve got you covered with a fun Galentine’s Day experience for you and your girlfriends too! At Two Blokes Cider, just north of Port Perry, they are celebrating Galentine’s Day, Feb. 13. Grab your gal pals and enjoy a cheese and cider pairing led by their head cider maker. Afterwards, this award-winning cidery will be treating you and the girls to a screening of Barbie

Snow Globe Dining

Northeast of Orangeville are two incredible dining experiences that are ideal for a romantic dinner out. At Hockley Valley Resort you’ll find the region’s most popular snow globes. Outfitted with twinkling lights, faux fur throws and heaters, they are the perfect place to snuggle up with your sweetheart. Dinner is a 5-course farm to table meal with wine pairings. Just down the road is Adamo Estate Winery. Here you and your partner can dine in snow globes overlooking their vineyards. Dinner is an Italian tapas-style meal with a flight of three wines.

Romantic Winter Glamping

Forget about a boring weekend away in a hotel to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Surprise your spouse with an unconventional romantic escape that includes winter glamping at Alabaster Acres. This picturesque farm in Caledon offers luxury glamping experiences, even through the winter! Enjoy luxurious king beds with heated mattress under the canopy of frontier-style tents. Your little oasis comes outfitted with everything you’ll need including cozy chairs, a fire pit, and dreamy twinkling lights.