Restaurants across Northeast Pennsylvania will roll out fancy evenings of food, drink and romance this Valentine’s Day.

But for those of you looking for a different way to celebrate the holiday, we’ve rounded up some creative ways to mark the occasion across the region this month with your sweetheart, your kids and more.


Waverly Comm Valentine Party

The free party has a “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” theme and will feature crafts, games and a candy sale. The Comm also will collect peanut butter, jelly, cereal and other nonperishable food items for United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Where: Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road
  • Details: 570-586-8191, or the Facebook event page


Valentine Tree Kids Event

Kids of all ages can paint their own Valentine’s Day ceramic tree. Tickets cost $32 and include a Valentine cupcake.

  • Where: Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: The Art Party Place LLC, Suite 2, 33 S. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre
  • Details: For tickets, visit See the Facebook event page for more information.

Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine Tea

There are two opportunities to enjoy this event that touts a mix of “chocolate decadence and nostalgia” in a historical setting. Tickets cost $43.75.

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Frederick Stegmaier Mansion, 304 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre
  • Details: To reserve a spot, call Maureen at 570-332-4250.

Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga & Beer

Grab your significant other or pal and spend the night enjoying a beer and stretching it out in an all-levels yoga workshop. Admission costs $40 per couple includes two beers. Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended.

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre
  • Details: Visit the Facebook event page.

Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner

This 1920s “mafia marriage murder mystery” includes an Italian buffet. Tickets cost $39.99 for general admission and $49.99 for VIPs, and a special Valentine’s Day package costs $179.99 and includes two VIP tickets and one night’s stay at Shadowbrook Resort.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Shadowbrook Resort, 201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock
  • Details: Visit for tickets. Call 570-836-5417 for more information.


Mickey & Minnie Valentine’s Day Dinner

Mickey and Minnie will attend this family-friendly buffet dinner.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Stone Hedge Golf Club, 55 Stonehedge Drive, Tunkhannock
  • Details: Reservations are required; call 570-836-5108, ext. 6.


Be My Valentine: Kids & Adults Paint Together

Participants will each paint one canvas that will be put together to create a piece of artwork. The event also will include a taco bar with a macaroni and cheese option for vegetarians and a Valentine’s Day dessert. Admission costs $50 per pair. Additional painters can be added on for $20.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Spirited Art Scranton, 253 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City
  • Details: Registration is required. Visit or call 570-507-1560.


I Love Beer Trivia and Valentine’s Day Event

Test your knowledge of beer and romantic movies for a chance to win free beers. The night also will include snacks from Sugar Plum Chocolates plus other vendors.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14, 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston
  • Details: Call 888-725-4902 or visit the Facebook event page.


Recovery Is Love: Valentine’s Day Social

This sober event welcomes singles, couples and everyone else for a night of music and more.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14, 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Recovery Bank, 120 Wyoming Ave., Scranton
  • Details: Call 570-880-7901 or visit the Facebook event page.


Valentine’s Dinner & Movie at the Historic Ritz Theater

Watch the classic romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally” on the big screen and enjoy a five-course prix-fixe dinner. The event is BYOB. Tickets cost $84 per couple.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
  • Where: The Ritz Theater & Performing Arts Center, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton
  • Details: Reserve at Call 570-252-4156, ext. 4, or email Beth at for more information.


Fifty Shades Male Revue

This 21-and-older show is designed for and open to women only, mixing music, dancing and theatrics. Tickets cost $30.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14; doors open, 7:30 p.m.; show, 8:30 to 10:30
  • Where: The Woodlands Inn, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.
  • Details: Visit for tickets.


Live, Laugh, Love Comedy Night

A special event menu will be available along with a cash bar and drink specials as guests settle in for performances by comedians Zack Hammond, Dan Hoppel and Delmer. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14; doors open, 8 p.m.; show starts, 9
  • Where: The Anthracite Center at NBT, 41 N. Main St., Carbondale
  • Details: For tickets, visit Call 570-281-6502 or email for more information.


Masquerade: Love & Lace Party

The event will feature models from J & A Photography and drink specials. Guests are encouraged to wear lingerie, and there will be a cash prize for the sexiest lingerie. Model scouts from J & A Photography and Blonde Bombshell Boudoir also will be on hand and giving away a free modeling portfolio and boudoir shoot. There is a $5 cover charge after 10 p.m.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 14, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Where: Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton
  • Details: Visit the Facebook event page or call 570-209-7811.


Lady Acacia’s Valentine’s Tea

Enjoy tea, soup, tea sandwiches and cookies, fresh fruit, pastries and scones with butter, jam and whipped cream. Fashionable hats are encouraged. Tickets cost $30, which includes tax and gratuities.

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas
  • Details: Reserve by Tuesday, Feb. 11, by calling 570-674-2814.


Annual Ziti with Your Sweetie Dinner Theater

Enjoy salad, ziti with meatballs, beverages and dessert as youth and friends perform “And So They Had None.” Tickets cost $10.

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Clifford Fire Hall, Route 106
  • Details: Call 570-222-4344.