It's Valentine's Day in Downtown Halifax!

Celebrate the day of love in Downtown Halifax.

Check out specials and promotions from businesses, get ideas for things to do this Valentine’s Day, and enter our DELIGHTFUL DECLARATION OF LOVE contest with Move100!

 

Photo credit: Stoo Metz Photography

DELIGHTFUL Declaration of Love

The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Pam Camp for winning! 

 

See your love in lights!

We’ve partnered with Move100 to bring you the DELIGHTFUL Declaration of Love contest.

Declare your love for someone or some thing - your partner, your dog, chocolate... you get the idea - for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a Downtown Halifax Valentine's Day Gift Basket worth over $1,000 AND your declaration of love projected on the DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN light projection show at Grafton Park on Valentine's Day.

Plus, we’re also selecting a daily winner who will receive a $100 gift card from one of the follow restaurants: The Press Gang Restaurant, Café Chianti, Black Sheep Restaurant, Peacock Wine Bar, The 5 Fishermen Restaurant.

Enter the contest and learn more on the Move100 website.

 

Make sure to check out the Valentine’s Day DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN light show at Grafton Park between February 10-14, from sunset to 11:00 pm.

Specials and Promotions

Many of our businesses are bringing you specials for “hearts” day! Check them out.

This section will be updated as more specials and promotions are available  

 

Restaurants

  • aFrite Restaurant

    Valentine's Two Ways

    3 Course Valentines Day Date Menu

    • Braised Lamb Arancini
    • Truffle Linguini
    • Carrot Cake
    • Chocolate Strawberries for later
    • WITH 2 bottles of Prosecco 🍾 🥂
       

    Available for dine-in and takeout 

    Order online at www.afrite.ca or call 902 452 6979

  • Bar Sofia

    February 11, 12 & 14

    Valentine’s Day

    • Polito ‘Doña Aurora’ (for two or for the table)  50.

      roasted breast, lemon + saffron braised leg, black truffle whipped potatoes, wild + tame mushrooms, white asparagus

    Pairings (5oz/8oz)

    • White  12. / 19.

      Caliterra, Chardonnay, Coquimbo, Chile

    • Red  15. / 23.

      Viña Santurnia, Joven, Rioja, Spain (organic)

    • Trufa Negra Margarita  22.

      black truffle infused lunazul tequila blanco, luxardo apricot albicocca, meyer lemon, truffle salt rim

    • Azafrán Aplastar (non-alc)  13.

      seedlip spice 94, falernum, citrus, mint, fever-tree tonic, saffron

    .......................

    • Tonka Bean Crème Caramel  14.

      passion fruit

    Pairings (5oz/8oz)

    • Sherry  14.

      Romate Pedro Ximénez

    • Piña Maracuyá (non-alc)  13.

      pineapple, passion fruit, orgeat, lime

    .......................

    Cocktails

    • Veneno del Amante  15.

      romeo’s gin, rose petal syrup, lemon, egg white

    • Amantes Fresa Margarita Para Dos  26.

      spicy strawberry margarita for two, lunazul tequila blanco, orange liqueur, spicy strawberry balsamic syrup, strawberries, strawberry salt & strawberry sugar rim

    • Raspberry Sweet Tart  12.

      nova scotia raspberry vodka, nova scotia sour raspberry liqueur, lemon, lime

    • Poción de Amor Número Cuatro  12.

      sparkling wine, aperol, organic pomegranate grenadine

    • Amargo Dorado  15.

      havana club 7 year amber rum, organic golden turmeric chai syrup, lemon, egg white

    • Una Noche Larga  15.

      lunazul tequila blanco, crème de cacao, ancho reyes, chilled espresso

    • Solo Mission  12.

      cinnamon whisky, pineapple

  • Dârya

    VALENTINE'S DAY

    FEBRUARY 11, 12 & 14

    STUFFED WHOLE ROASTED
    ANNAPOLIS VALLEY
    RAINBOW TROUT

    42

    swiss chard, preserved lemon & pistachio relish, rosewater crema, jeweled cous cous

     

    WARM CHOCOLATE
    ALMOND TORTE

    16

    fig & sherry preserve, pomegranate, toasted almonds, warm dark chocolate sauce

    --

    FEATURE COCKTAILS

    MR. VALENTINE

    20

    courvoisier vs cognac, bv land triple sec, grape honey syrup, cream, rosemary

     

    FINISH IT SOFTLY

    12

    baileys, bols crème de cacao white, mcguinness peppermint schnapps

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    FEATURE WINES

    (5oz / 8oz / btl)

     

    Château Ksara ‘Blanc de L’Observatoire’, Bekaa Valley, LB

    15 / 24 / 65

     

    Karam Wines ‘Maison Rouge’, Jezzine, LB

    15 / 24 / 65

  • Drift Halifax

    February 11–14

    Specials

    Enjoy your Valentine's dinner with curated pairings +70

    • DRIFT’S PINK SKY SPRITZ    18

      chambord, cassis, lemon, cranberry, lightfoot & wolfville bubbly white, soda, berries

    • ATLANTIC CRUDO    32

      kelped atlantic salmon, pounded newfoundland yellowfin tuna, nova scotia snow crab, ginger beets, sumac water, black rice

    • SEARED QUÉBEC FOIE GRAS & APPLE TARTE TATIN    28

      canadian rye gastrique, walnut relish

    • DAUBE DE BOEUF & DIGBY SCALLOPS   56

      lightfoot & wolfville kékfrankos braised beef cannelloni, caramelized scallops, cinnamon cap mushrooms, shaved winter truffles

    • NOVA SCOTIA ARCTIC CHAR & LITTLENECK CLAM ‘CULLEN SKINK’   52

      maple smoked clams, p.e.i. potatoes, braised celery, acadian sturgeon caviar

    • CHIFFON CAKE   16

      red fruit compote, vanilla white chocolate mousse

    • RED MOON, DARK SEA   16

      compass nauss’ reserve rum, rum cream, amarena syrup, espresso, drunken cherry

  • Henry House

    Henry House will be offering their Valentine’s Features this upcoming weekend (February 10th, 11th & 12th).

    Reservations are recommended but not necessary.

  • Layers Cupcakes

    VALENTINE'S DAY DOZEN

    • red velvet 
    • chocolate cherry cheesecake 
    • lemon shortbread heart
    • chocolate ganache
    • passionate fruit strawberry tart 
    • triple chocolate mousse 
    • cinnamon heart 
    • brownie blondie cookie 
    • vanilla salted caramel 
    • chocolate tiramisu 
    • vanilla bean 
    • chocolate coconut

    We'll be OPEN on Tuesday, Feb 14th from 11-5PM

    💌 This Valentines dozen and 1/2 dozen are available on Saturday, Feb 11th and Tuesday Feb 14th! Pre-orders ONLY on Saturday the 11th, and pre-order and walk-in will be available Tuesday the 14th!

    💌 Now available on the website for order!

  • Peacock Wine Bar

    Calling all lovebirds! Have you made your Valentine's Day plans yet? 🦚❤️

    Join us from Feb 10–14 for a romantic dining experience featuring a special five-course tasting menu curated by Chef Moira Murray.

    Plus, enjoy our spectacular wine pairings or a love shot to spice up the night. ❤️‍🔥

    View the menu and make your reservation here

  • Piatto Pizzeria

    Arancini or Meatballs to share

    Pizza or Pasta of Your Choice

    Torta al Cioccolato Italiana or Mille-Feuille to share

    Bottle of Prosecco or House Red/White

    $89 per COUPLE
    +tax and gratuity

    Upgrade your...

    • Pizza or Pasta to our feature for $5
    • Wine to our premium bottle for $10


    That’s amore!
     

  • Ragazzi Restobar

    Valentine's Day Menu

    with live music with Rob Reed 

    February 14, 2023 

    • Seating 1: 6:00 pm 
    • Seating 2: 8:00 pm 
    • Seating 3: 9:30 pm 

     

    Appetizer

    Caprese salad $18 
    Bruschetta - 4 pieces $16 
    Calamari fritti $19
    Shrimp sambuca $19 

    Pasta

    Penne Vodka $24 
    Tagliatelle alla Bolgonese $25
    Mushroom Ravioli $24
    Risotto Di Mare $32

    Entree: 

    Chicken/veal parmigiano $35
    10 oz Sizzling steak striploin $42
    Lamb shank $40
    From the sea: Market Price

    (all entrees come with a side of vegetables)

    Dessert: 

    Choice of chocolate or lemon tart

    Ask server for details 

     

    Reservations recommended

    902-444-1199
    @restobar.ragazzi
    restobar.ragazzi@gmail.com

  • Seaport Social

    Four-Course Meal Deal 

    Looking to spoil a certain someone in a couple weeks?

    We are offering a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu for the big day PLUS the weekend before. 💕

    Dates: Feb 11-14 | 5-10PM
    Price: $75 per person plus taxes and gratuities.

    Reservations required, call 902-240-7608 to reserve your table!

  • Terra Cafe

    Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes

    With only the best of the best, each box is filled with:

    💕 Two chocolate fudge brownies with white chocolate drizzle
    💕 Four iced sugar sandwich cookies filled with homemade dulce de leche
    💕 Six Brazilian brigadeiros (think a chocolate fudge truffle - GF)
    💕 Four fingerprint cookies with guava jam filling (GF)

    All for only $22.50 plus tax - our BEST price on baked goods ever! ❤️

    Order now in cafe or on TerraCafe.ca under Order Online - just select Valentines Box in the menu, add the item to your cart before Feb 11th, and pick up on Feb 14th at Terra! ☕️

    See website for more ordering details. 

  • The Board Game Room Cafe

    Don’t you just love LOVE? We sure do!

    🤍 We're bringing you all the love this February 15th  with our Valentine's Day Trivia, featuring questions on all your favourite Rom Coms, Love Songs, and Pop Culture Couples.

    👼 find your perfect match, create a team of 2-6 players, pick a clever nam

    The 6pm session is SOLD OUT! So we’ve just added a ✨new✨ 9pm time slot. Sign up here ❤️🎉

  • The Middle Spoon

    Valentines Day Love Bundles (for take out and delivery)

    Charcuterie, chocolate fondue, cocktails

    Bundle 1 ($25) 

    Chocolate Fondue Kit (assortment of sweet & salty treats)

    Bundle 2  ($45) 

    Chocolate Fondue Kit 
    Bottled Cocktail

    Bundle 3 ($65) 

    Charcuterie (2 meats, 2 cheese, pickled vegetables, olives, chutney, baguette)
    Chocolate Fondue Kit 
    Bottled Cocktail

    Bundle 2  ($99) 

    Charcuterie
    Chocolate Fondue Kit 
    Bottled Cocktail
    Prosecco

    Cocktails (500 ml bottles, equivalent to 3-4 cocktails) 

    Aphrodites Weakness

    coconut rum, amaretto, lemon, raspberry, rose water

    Espresso Martini

    vodka, coffee liqueur, strong cold brew, simple syrup

    Love Potion No 3

    gin, drambuie, lavender chamomile, lemon, charcoal, bitters

    mocktails available upon request 

     

    The Fine Print 

    gluten free & vegetarian options available 

    Pickup: Barrington Street and Bedford Location 

    Delivery available at extra charge 

    Please email lacey@themiddlespoon.ca to preorder

    Order cutoff: February 13 at 12 pm 

    Only available for takeout and delivery

  • The Press Gang

    Appetizer 

    Scallop & Spinach
    smoked salmon wrapped scallops with warm spinach salad dressed with sauteed mushroom, bacon, balsamic vinegar & parmesan cheese

    Entree

    Lamb & Shrimp
    red wine braised & pulled lamb shank with mash potatoes, bacon roasted brussels sprouts & brochette of grilled, firecracker shrimp plated with parsnip chips & red wine gastrique

    Dessert

    Black Forest Dark Chocolate Mousse
    Rich dark chocolate mousse with Amarena cherry compote, oreo cookie crumble & whipped cream 

    $75

    Items not available individually 

    No subsitutions 

Shops, Services, and Attractions

  • Armin's Beauty Affair

    February Spa Day Promo 

    2 for $99 

    • Express manicure
    • Express pedicure 
    • Facial massage
    • Hair Cut & Blowout
    • Brazilian waxing
    • Underarms laser
    • Half arms laser
    • Half face laser

    2 for $150 

    • Deluxe back treatment
    • Spa pedicure
    • Chemical peel
    • Dermaplaning
    • Hair root color
    • Hair treatment
    • Hair toning
    • Scalp massage

    2 for $199

    • Eyelash extension
    • Gel nail extension
    • Micro-needling
    • Hair balayage
    • Brazilian laser 
    • Full face laser 
    • Half legs laser 
    • HIFU Half face lift  
  • Blossom Shops

    ALL IN WITH LOVE

    VALENTINE

    12 Roses in a Vase, a plush Bear and Lindt Chocolates. If you want a different color Rose please let us know in the special instructions. Bear color will change as supplies differ monthly. More roses will be added for the delux and premium. 

     

  • Flora James Shop

    Valentine’s Bundles 💗🤎❤️

    Love Bundle : ❤️
    X 1 love Valentine’s Day Plantable Greeting Card
    X 1 Lavender mini chocolate
    X1 Savon Lumière Soap
    X1 Speckled Concrete Candle - Matcha Peppermint Scent
    Valued at $77.62 including tax
    Bundle Price: $65.00 + tax

    My Favourite Weirdo Bundle:❤️
    X1 You’re By Far My Favourite Weirdo Plantable Greeting Card
    X1 Coffee Mini Chocolate Bar
    X1 Savon Audace Soap
    X1 Brick Concrete Candle - Amber & Plum Scent
    Valued at $77.62 including tax
    Bundle Price:
    $65.00 + tax

    Be My Valentine Bundle:❤️
    X1 Be My Valentine Plantable Greeting Card
    X1 Almond Butter Mini Chocolate
    X1 Savon Douceur Soap
    X1 Mauve Concrete Candle - Grapefruit & Rosemary Scent
    Valued at 77.62 including tax
    Bundle Price: $65.00 + tax

    Love You Loads Bundle:❤️
    X1 Love You Loads Plantable Greeting Card
    X1 Dark Chocolate Mini Chocolate
    X1 Savon Clarté Soap
    X1 White Concrete Candle - Grapefruit & Rosemary Scent
    Valued at $77.62 including tax
    Bundle Price: $65.00 +tax

    **Items in bundles can be swapped for other colours, flavours, scents and cards** While supplies last 💗

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    Valentine’s Pop Up with Lemon & Lavender Bake Shop Saturday February 11th from 12-4 for all your sweet treat needs!🧁
     

  • Halifax Brewery Market

    Valentine’s Day is coming and what is the best way to spread the love around? With local products of course!

    The market will have special activities and awesome offers from vendors.

    Visit Market's Instagram page to learn more. 
     

  • KingsPIER Vintage

     

    15% off online purchases for month of February and free shipping to any North American destination!

    Discount code: KINGSPIER15
     

  • Neptune Theatre

    Bundle and Save 15% off tickets to upcoming shows

    Two compelling stories of family relationships, drama and love: 

     The two-part epic, Fall On Your Knees: Part 1 Family Tree and Part 2 The Diary.

    The coming-of-age story about following your dreams, Billy Elliot The Musical. 

     

    Package includes

    1 pre-paid ticket to Fall On Your Knees: Part 1

    1 pre-paid ticket to Fall On Your Knees: Part 2

    1 pre-paid ticket to Billy Elliot the Musical

     

    Deal expires: March 5, 2023 or while tickets last

     

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    New & Local Works

    Two World Premieres by local playwrights: 

    In Lieu of Flowers - a dark yet surprisingly funny play about death, hauntings and how different generations handle loss.

    Ballad of the Motherland - a contemporary drama inspired by events that took place in Ukraine in 2014, framed within the hindsight of the present-day conflict.

    

    Package includes: 

    1 pre-paid ticket to In Lieu of Flowers

    1 pre-paid ticket to Ballad of the Motherland

     

    Deal expires: February 19, 2023 or while tickets last

     

     

  • Peace By Chocolate

    Valentine's Day Chocolate 

    • Valentine's Love Bar (92 g) 
    • Valentine Bar 3 Pack
    • Valentine's 6 Piece Pack 
    • Valentine's 15 Piece Box 
    •  The Small Valentine's Love Set 
    • The Large Valentine's Love Set 

     

    Order online or in person (1741 Lower Water Street) 

  • Rousseau Chocolatier

    THE HEART BOX

    Chocolates are the epitome of love and luxury! The Heart Box celebrates all things beautiful and is sure to win their affection this Valentine's Day!

    Your choice of 11 or 24 decadent handmade chocolates brought together in this timeless gift box. Ships perfectly right to your door or pick-up in store!

     

    SMALL HEART BOX:

     

    • 2 PECAN HAZELNUT PRALINE RED & WHITE HEART
    • 2 STRAWBERRY CARAMEL PINK & PURPLE HEART
    • 1 CINNAMON GANACHE 
    • 1 WILD ROSE
    • 1 MILK SALTED BUTTER CARAMEL
    • 1 DARK SALTED BUTTER CARAMEL 
    • 1 DARK GIANDUJA
    • 1 DARK FEUILLETINE
    • 1 MAPLE CREAM



    LARGE HEART BOX:
     

    • 5 PECAN HAZELNUT PRALINE RED & WHITE HEART
    • 5 STRAWBERRY CARAMEL PINK & PURPLE HEART
    • 2 CINNAMON GANACHE 
    • 2 WILD ROSE
    • 2 MILK SALTED BUTTER CARAMEL
    • 2 DARK SALTED BUTTER CARAMEL 
    • 2 DARK FEUILLETINE
    • 2 MAPLE CREAM
    • 2 ORANGETTES

     

    THE CHOCOLATE HEART

    DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART....

    OR, CAN YOU?


    These hand painted Hollow Chocolate Hearts are not only beautiful on the outside, they also contain a sweet surprise inside!

    SMALL CHOCOLATE HEART (MILK OR DARK):

    • 1 PECAN HAZELNUT PRALINE HEART (GF)
    • 1 STRAWBERRY CARAMEL HEART (GF)

    LARGE CHOCOLATE HEART (MILK OR DARK):

    • 1 MILK CINNAMON GANACHE (GF)
    • 1 WILD ROSE (GF)
    • 1 PECAN HAZELNUT PRALINE HEART (GF)
    • 1 STRAWBERRY CARAMEL HEART (GF)

    GF: Gluten friendly

  • Underground Snax

    Real Love Valentine's Day Mystery Box

    • Filled with a mixture of Valentines day products like gummy hearts, and cinnamon hearts along with our exotic candy.
    • $37.99 and contain $45.00 worth of product.
    • Great gift idea for any couple or for anyone looking to try something new and exciting.
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    Real Love Valentine's Day Mystery Box from Underground Snax

     Box artwork by Gucci Ghost (@troubleandrew) 

  • The Flower Shop

    Order your Valentine's Day flowers now

  • The Prow Gallery

    A private party at The Prow Gallery for two to celebrate your Valentine?

    The Prow Gallery is offering a totally special & unique way to show your love! 

    Ask them for more details: 902-407-2211 or email info@theprowgallery.com

  • Yu Yo Craft Supply + Tea House

    Up to 60% off stationery and gifts until February 14th.  

Things to do Downtown

No matter who you’re spending Valentine’s Day with – whether it’s with your partner, your pals, or with yourself – we got you covered with Valentine’s ideas.

 

With your partner

 

With your pals

 

With yourself

Parking

We’re offering FREE ON-STREET parking in Zone B on February 14 from 11 am - 6 pm

Make your parking plan before heading Downtown: downtownhalifax.ca/parking