February 9, 2024

Celebrate Valentine’s on the North Shore

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re looking for something to do with the ones you love, look no further than the North Shore of Massachusetts for a wide selection of dining, entertainment, and special event options. From intimate dinners to Valentine’s Day markets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Create memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime in Salem, Peabody, Beverly, Lynn, and more. Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at Creative Collective! Celebrate Valentine’s on The North Shore. 

Check out this convenient map for the exact location of Ice Sculptures for Salem's So Sweet.

Check out this convenient map for the exact location of Ice Sculptures for Salem’s So Sweet.

Event Highlight:

Salem’s So Sweet

February 9th-11th

💌 Downtown Salem, MA

If you’re looking for something fun to do the weekend before Valentine’s Day head down to the Salem’s So Sweet Festival happening throughout downtown Salem! This weekend-long event features Ice sculptures around town, starting with installation on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall on Friday, Feb. 9th. 

Evening illumination of ice sculptures on Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10 from 5 pm to 9 pm. 

Kickoff Party and late-night shopping on Friday, Feb. 9. 

The Chocolate Hearts Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 11 – a QR code game in businesses around town with prizes for participants. 

Sweet treats and deals at many of the festivals are special menus and deals at some amazing local shops and eateries all weekend!

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event!



Join us at the February Winter Market of the Salem Flea.

Vintage Clothing Art and Handmade Goods at the Salem Flea Feb Winter Market

February 10th, 10 am to 5 pm

💌Ames Hall, Salem MA

The Flea will have 30+ stylists, handmade creators, artists, and vintage collectors will be set up with their wares from 10-5 pm.

Pop-up shop for Valentine's Day.

Pop-up shop for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Small Business Market

February 10th, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

💌 119 Foster Street, Building 2, Floor 3 Peabody, MA

Come join us for a Valentine’s Day Small Business Market in a state-of-the-art photography studio! We invite you to join us for a heartwarming celebration at our Valentine’s Day Market on February 10th, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Enjoy the rhythm of romance with a live salsa performance, and explore a curated selection of Valentine’s treasures, from delightful treats to one-of-a-kind gifts that will make hearts flutter. Capture picture-perfect moments in our charming venue, Chroma Studios, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity for Valentine’s Photo Minis, adding an extra layer of sweetness to your day.

Valentine’s Art Market

February 10th, 12PM-4PM

💌 Monserrat College of Art – 23 Essex Street – Beverly MA. 

Discover unique, handcrafted gifts for your loved ones (or yourself 😉) made with love by the talented students of Montserrat. From stunning artworks to handmade crafts, find the perfect Valentine’s Day treasure and support emerging artists in the process.


A love-themed Valentine's Day card featuring a heart design.

Valentine’s Day Bilingual Storytime with Mamas Unidas and Salem Lit Fest

February 10th, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

💌 Roseadelas Coffee and Chocolate Cafe, 7 Church St, Salem, MA


“Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Storytime with Mamas Unidas and Salem Lit Fest! This heartwarming event will take place on Saturday, February 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Roseadela’s, located at 7 Church Street Salem, in the Witch City Mall.

“¡Únase a nosotros para un especial Hora de Cuentos de San Valentín con Mamas Unidas y Salem Lit Fest! Este cálido evento tendrá lugar el sábado 10 de febrero a las 10:30 a.m. en Roseadela, ubicado en 7 Church Street Salem, en el Witch City Mall.

Experience the joy of bilingual storytelling in both Spanish and English, perfect for families and children of all ages. This event is not just about listening to stories but also about engaging in fun activities. After the storytime, children can enjoy a variety of take-home treats, engaging crafts, and a selection of books to continue their reading adventure at home.

Vive la alegría de la narración bilingüe en español e inglés, perfecta para familias y niños de todas las edades. Este evento no es solo escuchar historias, sino también participar en divertidas actividades. Después de la hora de cuentos, los niños pueden disfrutar de una variedad de delicias para llevar a casa, manualidades atractivas y una selección de libros para continuar su aventura de lectura en casa.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the language of love and literature with your little ones!”

¡No pierda esta maravillosa oportunidad de celebrar el lenguaje del amor y la literatura con sus pequeños!

Enjoy Valentine's Day by crafting unique and sweet DIY projects for fun.

Valentine’s Sweets, Crafts, and Fun at The House of the Seven Gables

February 10th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

💌 The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St, Salem, MA


A wonderful, fun family event co-sponsored by The House of the Seven Gables and the City of Salem’s Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Our Valentine event will include: An outdoor scavenger hunt featuring chocolate facts and historical facts about The House of the Seven Gables. As this will be outdoors, please dress accordingly. Free ground passes to the historic site. A Valentine’s workshop with local artist Linda Abbene in the Visitor Center. Come make a valentine card for someone special. Please note that the workshop will be held from 1:00-2:30pm. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

A striking skull paired with a vibrant red rose, perfectly placed on a jet black fabric.

Anti Valentine’s Tour

February 2nd-14th, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

💌 Downtown Salem, MA

The most exciting way to spend the worst holiday is with the Salem Night Tour. With The Anti-Valentine’s Tour guests can bring a Valentine, friends, or go solo with us! This February 2nd – 14th, we will focus on ghostly and darker stories of love gone wrong throughout Salem’s past. This year it will be on a trolley for the second time! The tour takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and covers surprising, scandalous, and often murderous stories of love gone wrong throughout Salem’s past. Last year each ticket came with hot chocolate, goodie bags, black roses, and more. This year, we are looking forward to even more exciting surprises. This annual event sells out quickly and space is limited! 

Passionate about providing top-notch service, Valentine fosters a vision of excellence. This vision is deeply embedded in everything we do at Valentine - a continual pursuit to exceed expectations. With an unwavering commitment to this vision, we aim to deliver unparalleled experiences and services for all our customers.

Valentine’s Vision

February 10th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

💌 Pentagram, 282 Derby Street, #Rear 3 Salem, MA

Join us for an evening of manifestation. Bring your vision board art supplies and get ready to create your and self-made vision of love This workshop will be held during Salem So Sweet Weekend for an evening of divination and manifestation with Aura of The Moon and The Muse. Bring your favorite vision board supplies, (stickers, magazines, stamps, glue, scissors) and get ready to create your own vision board of love. 

Join us for a unique Valentine's Day experience with our Vampire Dance. Perfect for those who love the supernatural, this event combines romance and dark fantasy elements to create an unforgettable evening. A great way to spend your Valentine's Day with a spooky twist.

Valentine’s Day Vampire Dance

February 10th, 9:30 pm to 11:59 pm

💌 Koto, 90 Washington St, Salem, MA

Valentine’s Day? Vampires? That’s right. February 10, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day in our unique way. The “Valentine’s Day Vampire Dance!”

Singles. Couples. Partners. Lovers. Friends. All are welcome to party with us, and celebrate love, music & dance on 2/10! 

Vampire Theme

DJ Cyberpunk Headliner 

Deep House / EBM / Techno / Dark Synth / Witch House

Dress Code: Vampire / All Black / Black & Crimson / Gothic / Valentine

Ages: 21+

Castle Queens: A Tale of Love and Loss

Castle Queens: A Tale of Love and Loss

Queens of Castle: Love vs Loss Drag Show

February 11th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

💌 The Castle, 140 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA

18+ Kristi Kreamm and Buffy Halliwell are back again hosting a Drag show dedicated to love, loss and everything in between for this Valentine’s Day special edition show along with 3 other amazing performers. Doors: 5:00pm Show: 6:00pm Come early to get a good seat, Get photos with the performers, Order one of the Castles amazing Dishes or one of their incredible cocktails and settle in for a night you won’t forget. This is the perfect date night. Seating is general admission.

Join us for a fun-filled singles game night by the beautiful Granite Coast! Don't miss this great chance to meet fellow singles, enjoy exciting games and admire the stunning coastal view. Perfect for those looking to blend socializing with an entertaining evening.

Singles Game Night

February 16th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

💌 Granite Coast Brewing, 77 Main St, Unit B, Peabody, MA


Join other singles for this drop-in board and card game night. Reserved tables for singles lets you know who’s not hitched! Bring your own game or use of ours! 

Enjoy a dazzling Valentine's Day celebration night out. Experience ultimate romance on this special day with our grand Valentine's Day gala night event. Make your Valentine’s day unforgettable, immerse in the spirit of love at our magnificent gala night out.

Enjoy a dazzling Valentine’s Day celebration night out. Experience ultimate romance on this special day with our grand Valentine’s Day gala night event. Make your Valentine’s day unforgettable, immerse in the spirit of love at our magnificent gala night out.

GALentines Night Out – Permanent Bracelets & Signs Workshop!

February 16th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

💌 Hammer & Stain, 296A Cabot St, Beverly, MA

Join us on Friday, February 16th at 7 pm at Hammer & Stain North Shore’s studio (296A Cabot St, Beverly MA) for a fun GALentines night out with your favorite ladies!! Create a custom Wood Sign from scratch & get a Bracelet ZAPPED on your wrist! (Permanent Bracelets are clasp-less bracelets that are either silver or gold plated – there are over 20 different options of chain to choose from!) Your registration includes a Wood Sign & Design of your choice, 1 Bracelet & Wine Tasting (from Scout & Cellar – Clean Crafted Wines). The ticket price is $75 (regularly $85 value).


This is a cozy tea room packed with plenty of tables and chairs for your comfort.

High Tea at Jolie for Salem’s So Sweet

February 10th, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

💌 Jolie Tea Company, 316 Derby St, Salem, MA

Join us for High Tea at our new 316 Derby Street location in Salem. We are offering High Tea each day with or without a reservation. Our banquette seating allows parties of up to 20 guests. A special, private High Tea may be booked in our Salon Room for 4 to 6 people.

Delightful Teddy Bear Party for Joyful Hearts.


“Happy Hearts” Teddy Bear Tea Party

February 11th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

💌 Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. West, Salem, MA

Feel the love this February at Salem’s So Sweet Festival with the Good Witch of Salem! Join us for a magical family-friendly party at the Historic Hawthorne Hotel in Downtown Salem. Step into the enchanting Grand Ballroom, where elegance and charm await. Tea Party guests Indulge in a delicious spread of tea sandwiches, fresh fruits, muffins, pastries, sweet treats, and more! Children enjoy delightful activities like stuffing their own bears, brewing ‘love potions,’ and crafting greeting cards.

Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner: ‘Til Death Do Us Part

February 14th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

💌 Gulu-Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex St, Salem, MA

Join us for an evening of mystery and romance at the Gulu-Gulu Cafe! Get ready to solve a thrilling murder case while enjoying a delicious dinner with your loved one hosted by our friends at American Immersive Theater & The Murder Mystery Co. Put on your detective hat and immerse yourself in this interactive experience filled with suspense, laughter, and delicious food. This in-person event promises an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to unravel the mystery and create lasting memories with your partner. Reserve your spot now!

Join us for a romantic Valentine's dinner at Phinx Lounge! Savour special cuisine curated just for this love-filled occasion. With enchanting décor and cozy ambiance, this evening guarantees memories you'll cherish forever. Indulge in the ultimate dining experience with your special someone - only at Phinx Lounge. Don't miss out - book your reservation today!

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s dinner at Phinx Lounge! Savour special cuisine curated just for this love-filled occasion. With enchanting décor and cozy ambiance, this evening guarantees memories you’ll cherish forever. Indulge in the ultimate dining experience with your special someone – only at Phinx Lounge. Don’t miss out – book your reservation today!

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Phinix Lounge Hosted by Chef Misha 

February 14th, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

💌 Phinix Lounge, 56 Central Sq, Lynn, MA

RSVP Today for a curated 3-course dinner for two at Phinix Lounge hosted by Chef Misha! You and your sweetheart will enjoy a bottle of wine or champagne, along with delightful appetizers and the freshest salad. You’ll love our main course offerings followed by our signature coffee on sand + dessert sampler available for one night only! $145 per couple.

Valentine’s on The North Shore.