Be My Downtown Valentine

by Noel Purdy, President, Downtown Chambersburg Inc.

Foiled HeartsValentine's Day is just around the corner, and downtown businesses are ready with love in mind to help you make the day extra special for all the loves in your life...

5 Special Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day:


1. Romantic getaway.
 Plan a local getaway to spend some quality time with your love. There are plenty of hideaways in the area perfect for a romantic night or weekend together. Contact the Franklin County Visitors Bureau for ideas and assistance in planning your getaway.

2. Sweets for your sweetie. When it comes to candies and chocolate, Olympia Candy Kitchen and Nathan Miller Chocolate have you covered. Pick up delicious treats for loved ones, and don't forget to make your order for chocolate covered strawberries!

3. Dinner for two. Your romantic date deserves the perfect meal and ambiance. Make your reservation today for a downtown restaurant like Bistro 71. For a BYOB establishment, such as cafe d'italia, pick up a bottle or two of locally-made wine at Jan Zell Wines or Tuscarora Mt. Winery.

4. Sparkle. You can never go wrong with beautiful jewelry. Shop at our local jewelers, Ludwigs Jewelers and Gartenberg Jewelry, to find that perfect gift for your love.

5. Unique gifts. Find one-of-a-kind gifts at downtown shops, like Here's Looking At You and Northwood Books. Our downtown retailers can provide one-on-one customer service to help you find the best gift for everyone special in your life.

More Valentine's Events:


Couples Paint PalletCouple's Pallet Paint Party - Friday, February 12, 6:30pm
Bring your love for a unique date night Valentine's weekend with a Couple's Pallet Paint Party at The Foundry, 100 S. Main St. Build your pallet canvas (supplies included) and put the date in paint for just $60 per couple (supplies and glass of wine included). Spaces are limited: Register.

My Big Fat Greek Valentine - Saturday, February 13, Two Seatings: 5 or 7pm
Dig in to a five-course authentic Grecian feast at Molly's Restaurant. Cost is $37.50 per person (tax and gratuity included). Guests are encouraged to BYOB - no corking fees! Reservations only, call today: 717-261-0067.

Wine & Live Music - Saturday, February 13, 6-8pm
Love local music and wine? Pair your wine with a live performance of Music Magic with Tim Gotwald and Dan Dropkin at Jan Zell Wines, 251 Grant St. They are also hosting a Trivia Night on Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. Details.

Eggs BenedictValentine's Brunch - Sunday, February 14, 11am-3pm
EJ's Grill will host a Sunday Brunch for Valentine's Day featuring a special menu like eggs benedict and crepes accompanying traditional favorites like crab au gratin and filet mignon with crab meat and bearnaise sauce. Make reservations today: 717-263-1137.

Dirty Dancing Movie Night - Sunday, February 14, 6pm
Enjoy the romantic classic, Dirty Dancing, at the Capitol Theatre on Valentine's Day. Tickets are just $5 per person. The theatre is also hosting a Singles Mingle night on Saturday at 6pm with a showing of 50 Shades of Grey at 8pm. Details.

Explore more things to do in our downtown at DowntownChambersburgPA.com.

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