While we're all a fan of the gifts on Valentine's Day, make it a special one by spending time with those you love around Mercer County! Whether you want to spend it outdoors, dining or exploring, check out these events and attractions coming up. As a bonus, there's family friendly ideas to create memories with your loved ones. Stay warm, stay safe and have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Pressed Flower Workshop

Morven Museum & Garden

55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ

When: Saturday, February 5th, 11am - 1:30pm

Cost: $45, $35 for Member of Morven (Ticket includes admission to museum)

What's more special than a gift handmade from the heart? Morven Museum offers an illustrated PowerPoint on Victorian pressed flowers and getting the chance to create your personalized design! Learn from Morven's Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman and frame your masterpiece for that special someone or a keepsake. Make sure to purchase your ticket soon, space is limited!

Pressed Flowers

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Be Wine

Hopewell Valley Vineyards

46 Yard Road, Pennington, NJ 08534

There's no better way to spend the Sunday before Valentine's Day than brunching with your besties! This is a great way to get together with a group of friends or family to spend the holiday together before a busy week. Make sure to try Hopewell Valley Vineyard's famous ricotta pancakes! Call or go online to make your reservations today.

Brunch - V Day

Photo via hopewellvalleyvineyards.com


A Night with Lights

Grounds for Sculpture

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ

Come see Grounds for Sculpture come to life in an after hours experience you will not want to miss! Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective is an outdoor immersive experience with lights, sounds with unexpected turns. Night Forms starts at 5pm and ends at 11pm so make sure to dress warm to walk around!

Purchase tickets here

Night Forms

Photo via groundsforsculpture.com


Ice Skating

Palmer Square’s Eco Friendly Outdoor Skating Rink

Hulfish Street behind the Nassau Inn Hotel, Princeton, NJ

If you're anything like me when you ice skate, you'll definitely be falling for your Valentine! Strap on your skates and glide into new memories with your family and friends. There's no reservations, so make sure to get there with ample time! 

Open Skate Days/Times:

  • Thursday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm

$10 per person CASH/ $12 +fees with credit card. (Skate rental included in ticket price)

Palmer Square Ice Skating

Photo via facebook.com/PalmerSquare


Igloo for Two

Yankee Doodle Tap Room

10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ

Take advantage of outdoor seating with a heated igloo at Yankee Doodle Tap Room. The igloos can seat up to four, great for a family or a double date. With over twenty different wines and great dishes, this is a great place for a dinner date or to grab some drinks. 


Photo via facebook.com/YankeeDoodleTapRoom