Local Love: 5 Mercer County Valentine’s Day Events

Local Love: 5 Mercer County Valentine’s Day Events

Whether you want to spend Valentine’s Day outdoors exploring or dining inside, check out these upcoming events and attractions to make it an unforgettable experience with those you love! Fun events like these are another great reason to love living in Mercer County.

Old-Fashioned Valentine’s Day on the Farm

Howell Living History Farm


70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ 

When: Saturday, February 11, 2023 • 10 am to 4 pm

It may be chilly, but the wintery landscape on the farm is the perfect setting for a memorable Valentine’s Day ride. Couples can take a romantic ride in a cozy sleigh or carriage pulled by a team of light workhorses. Families can ride in a bobsled or hay wagon pulled by an incredible team of draft horses. Either way, the horses will be wearing their finest bells. There will be soup on the stove at the farmhouse and a children’s craft program from 11 am to 3 pm for a small materials fee.

Valentine’s Day Brunch


46 Yard Road, Pennington, NJ

When: Sunday, February 12, 2023 • 11 am

Cost: $38.95 plus gratuity and tax

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 friends or family and spend the holiday together. Be sure to try Hopewell Valley Vineyards’ famous ricotta pancakes! Call or go online to make your reservations today. 

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail - Terhune Orchards


330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 

When: February 11-12, 2023 • 12 to 5 pm

Visit Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery as they join other wineries across the state for a weekend of wine and chocolate. Bring your loved one, friends, and family to enjoy sweet treats. With 16 varieties, guests can enjoy their special wine and chocolate pairings featuring locally made chocolates from Pierre’s Chocolates of New Hope, PA. Chocolate pairing includes wine flights, chocolates, and a souvenir glass. Groups are limited to 8 guests.

A Night with Lights

A Night with Lights - Grounds for Sculpture


80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ

When: Now through April 2, 2023
Thursday – Sunday, Sunset to 11 pm

Cost: $28 for adults; $22 for students ages 6-17; and free for children under 5

See Grounds for Sculpture come to life in an after-hours experience you will not want to miss! Night Forms: Infinite Wave by Klip Collective is an immersive outdoor experience with lights and sounds that take unexpected turns. Make sure to dress warmly to walk around!

Get your tickets on the Grounds for Sculpture website.


Ice Skating

Palmer Square's Skating Rink


Hulfish Street behind the Nassau Inn Hotel, Princeton, NJ

When: Now through February 26, 2023
Thursday – Friday, 4 to 7 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 to 3 pm & 4 to 7 pm

Cost: $10 per person CASH; $12 plus fees with a credit card (Skate rental included in ticket price.)

Strap on your skates and glide into new memories with your family and friends. There are no reservations, so make sure to get there with ample time!