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Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day Celebrations

We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Springfield.

By Corin Cesaric & Briley Rakow

Feb 01 2020 at 8 a.m.

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Photo by Brandon AlmsCelebrate Valentine's and Galentine's Day at all of Springfield's best spots.
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Cupid has arrived in Springfield and it’s time to start making your Valentine’s Day plans. Or even better, Galentine’s Day plans. Whether you’re wanting to celebrate with dinners and roses or enjoy the holiday with your gals, the Queen City has a ton to offer. We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate and even included gift ideas to help you pick the perfect present.  If you're look for a few unique gift ideas, head on over to 417 Home for more.

VALENTINE'S DAY IDEAS

Make Dinner Reservations

Valentine’s Day at The Order

February 14 | Call 417-851-5299 to make a reservation
Surprise your significant other with reservations at The Order inside Hotel Vandivort for a four-course meal that is sure to impress. Reserve a table, add a wine pairing, and enjoy.

Valentine’s Theme Dinner: Aphrodite’s Feast at Tea Bar & Bites

February 14 | 7 p.m. Call  417-866-7500 to make a reservation
Reserve a table at Tea Bar & Bites Bakery and Cafe for this five course dinner that includes ingredients with aphrodisiac properties throughout the meal.

Cookies and Cocktails with Whiskey Tango and Silo Hill

February 14 | 4 p.m.–1:30 a.m. at Whiskey Tango
Enjoy special Valentine’s Day pairings of Silo Hill cookies and Whiskey Tango cocktails at an event sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Vino Cellars

February 14 | 6–10 p.m. at Vino Cellars
Celebrate your sweetheart this year with a four-course meal accompanied by wine and a delicious dessert.

Romantic Dinner at Cafe Cusco

February 14 | Call 417-868-8088 to make a reservation
Spend Valentine’s Day at Cafe Cusco with two special meals and bottled wines. Celebrate the romance all weekend, as this is offered Thursday–Saturday.

Third Annual Valentines Dinner at Lost Signal

February 14 | 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Lost Signal Brewing Company
Head to Lost Signal for their 3rd Annual Valentine’s Dinner complete with a three-course meal, each with their own beer pairing.

Valentine’s Day at Progress

February 14 | Call 417-799-9388 to make a reservation
Progress is hosting a three-course choice of meal followed by dessert and a masquerade ball up the stairs at Reverie. Eat, drink, and dance at one of Springfield’s best restaurants.

Valentine’s Day at Margot

February 14 | Book online
One of the newest eateries in Springfield, MO is Margot, a French-inspired bistro on Commercial Street with a frequently rotating menu. Seating at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. only on Valentine's Day.

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Photo courtesy ShutterstockGet crafty during Galentine's Day with one of the many events in Springfield.

Get Active with Your Sweetheart

Romance in the Garden

February 14 | 4:30–7:30 p.m. at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
Head to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden for a romantic evening for couples and third wheels alike with buy two, get one free tickets.

Ice Skating at Jordan Valley Ice Park

February 14 | Public Skate: 12–1:30 p.m. & 1:45–3:15 p.m.
Looking for a fun daytime activity before your romantic dinner? Bundle up and head to Jordan Valley Ice Park and you’ll get just that.

37 North Expeditions Valentine’s Hike & Winery

Feburary 15 | 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
If you’re searching for a bit of adventure this Valentine’s Day, enjoy a daytime hike at Withrow Springs followed by a relaxing wine tasting at Sassafras Winery in the evening.

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Photo courtesy A Beautiful MessFollow a few easy steps and make your own party decor.

Create Something Sweet

Painting with a Twist

February 14 | 7–9 p.m. at the Paint and Sip Studio
Whether you’re bringing your significant other or just a best friend, you can get creative at this painting class while enjoying complimentary sweets and champagne.

Creative Escape Glass

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Create a colorful fused glass project with your significant other. No worries—they promise no creativity is required. Call 
417-693-4991 for more information and to set up your date!

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating

February 14 | 1:30–4 p.m. at B + B Boulangerie & Bakery
Bake some sugar cookies and let your creative spirit out through your decorations. Bring someone you love and create something beautiful and delicious!

Get Dancing With Your Partner

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance at Pythian’s Castle

February 14 | 7:15–10 p.m. at Pythian Castle
Sweep your partner off their feet at the romantic dinner with a twist at Pythian’s Castle. Enjoy a candlelit meal followed by a slow dancing lesson and champagne toast.

Valentine’s Day Barn Dance at Sycamore Creek

February 14 | 7–10:30 p.m. at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch
Slip on your dancing shoes and head to Sycamore Creek for a night full of dancing that is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Hosted by Springfield Reunion Club Inc.

February 14 | 7 p.m.–midnight at Relics Event Center
Grab a dance partner and head out for a night of fun with a gourmet dinner, drinks, and dancing.

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Photo courtesy ShutterstockIndulge in edible cookie dough with Lavish Grazing.

GALENTINE'S DAY IDEAS

Get Creative with Your Gal Pals

Galentine's Party at Lightbox

February 8 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Lightbox on Commercial Street
This weekend, the studio is hosting Galentine's with a twist so grab your girls and get ready to show off your selfie game.

AR Workshop

February 13 | 6:30–9 p.m. at AR Workshop Springfield
Spend your Galentine’s Day getting crafty with this choose-your-own wood project DIY class on February 13th.

Lavish Live: Galentine's Lavish Cheese Board Making Class

February 13 | 6–7:30 p.m. at Great Escape Beer Works
Learn how to make Instagram-worthy Lavish cheese boards at this Galentine’s class. While you’re at it, enjoy drinks from Great Escape Brewery and some no-baked cookie dough.


Wine and Dine Around Town

Wine and Charcuterie at Brown Derby Wine Center

February 13 | 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at Brown Derby Wine Center & Marketplace
Brown Derby is partnering with Good Clean Wine, Mojo Pie Salon and The Laser Studio to bring you a day of wine and charcuterie specials. Check the event page for all of the times.

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Photo courtesy ShutterstockEnjoy dinner and dancing this Valentine's Day in 417-land.

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