February


Valentine’s Day: In Boston

 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Are you looking to treat yourself or your loved ones this holiday? Check out these fun and romantic suggestions to fill your February 14th. Whether you’re celebrating with a date, friends, or family, we have you covered! 

 

Ice skate at Frog Pond

There is nothing more charming than skating under the fairy light adorned trees of the Boston Common. You can bring your own skates or rent them at the rink for a small fee. Take to the ice this Valentine’s Day with your partner and enjoy this iconic romantic activity. https://bostonfrogpond.com/winter-programs/pricing-season-passes/

 

Go out for a Romantic Dinner

When it comes to food, Boston has an abundance of options – It’s so hard to choose!  Restaurants all over the city are cooking up special Valentine’s Day meals. Are you trying to decide where to take your sweetheart this year? Check out this link with an updated list of restaurants in your neighborhood that will give you a romantic evening and delicious food: http://www.bostonchefs.com/holiday/valentines-day-boston/

 

Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Cozy up with your partner while touring our beautiful city! The main stand for horse-drawn carriage rides around Boston is located at Chatham Street near Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Rides generally operate weekday evenings from 6:00 pm to midnight or weekends from 12:00 pm to midnight.  It’ll be an evening you’ll never forget! http://www.celebrateboston.com/tour/horse-and-carriage-rides.htm

 

Spend a Night at the Theatre

Take your Valentine to dinner and a show! Popular performances falling around Valentine’s Day include Cabaret at the Boston Opera House or Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, to name a few! Take a look at all the incredible performances Boston has to offer this February: https://www.boston-theater.com/category_dates.php?category=Top%20Show&month=2&year=2017

 

Take a Cooking Class

Instead of stressing to find the perfect restaurant this year, why not make the food yourself!? Grab your significant other or a group of friends and treat yourself to one of these fun classes! You will get an amazing meal and have a great time making it! https://www.zagat.com/b/boston/cooking-classes-boston

 

Have a Movie Night

Are you looking for something a little more lowkey this year? Whether you’re single or in a relationship, pop in a movie with your Valentine or some pals. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some wine and chocolate too! Check out some of the best romantic movies to watch for Valentine’s Day: http://www.fandango.com/movie-photos/26-romantic-movies-to-get-you-through-valentines-day-516

 

Massachusetts Events This Month!

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We may be in the middle of winter, but that’s no excuse to hibernate!  There are tons of fun events going on despite the cold, so don’t be afraid to get out and about this month and take advantage of them!

Ski Ward 75th Anniversary Party – Join Ski Ward Ski Area for their 75th Anniversary Party on Saturday, February 1st.  There will be a complimentary BBQ for season pass holders, which will also be open to the public.  There will also be tons of fun activities, an appearance by the L.L. Bean Bootmobile, appetizer specials at the Slopeside Bar & Grill, beer & wine tastings, live music, a night parade, and fireworks.  The whole family will enjoy this event so don’t miss out!

Beanpot Hockey Tournament – This is one of the biggest events going on in Boston this month.  This hockey tournament takes place the first two Monday nights in February, the 3rd and the 10th at the TD Garden.  Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, and Northeastern will go head to head to compete for the coveted Beanpot trophy and bragging rights for the rest of the year.  The first game is on Monday, February 3rd at 5 PM where Northeastern will take on Harvard and the two will compete to advance to the next round.  The same evening at 8 PM, Boston College and Boston University will play each other.  On Monday, February 10th at 4:30 PM there will be a Consolation Game followed by a Championship game at 7:30 PM. Ticket prices vary but make sure you get yours before it’s too late!

Holyoke Winter Carnival – This 10 day long celebration of winter themed activities begins on February 7th and brings together a variety of groups from the community.  This year the Carnival will have two themed weekends.  The first, from February 7th-9th will focus on recreation and sport to go along with the start of the Winter Olympics.  There will be hockey matches, a curling demonstration, an outdoor walk, polar bear swim, and much more.  There will also be plenty of food, live music, family movie night, dog show, and even a wine tasting for those 21 and over. The second weekend, February 13th – 16th will focus on Holyoke arts and entertainment with a night parade, chili cook-off, cake decorating, quilt show, free community pancake breakfast, and much more.  This family friendly event is the perfect reason to get everyone out of the house and trying something different.

New England Music Awards – Who doesn’t love a good toe-tapping tune?  Now’s your chance to see some of the best musicians in New England perform live!  Get tickets to the New England Music Awards taking place on Saturday, February 22nd at 7PM at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell.  The event will be hosted by comedian Steve Sweeney and also happens to coincide with the Lowell Winterfest taking place the same weekend!  There will be tons of events going on during the day for families and after the concert those that are 21+ should stop by the Polar Party inside Club Celsius downtown for drinks and more live music.

Bundle up and get out and about with family and friends this winter, there are too many fun events going on to miss out!

Photo By: Galatians Design

 

 

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