February 12, 2020

The season of love has officially just begun and with plenty of Valentine’s Day events all over the metro, it’s quite overwhelming to figure out where to spend the day of hearts.

But since Valentine’s is not a one-size-fits-all occasion, here’s a rundown of Valentine’s Day celebrations fit for every kind of love:

1. Experience a grand, classic romance at Venice Grand Canal

If grand spectacles and romantic gestures are your flairs, wow your love with ballet performances, acrobatics, and performers all aboard grand and larger-than-life water floats at Venice Grand Canal. The most ethereal water show performance, Aqua Y Carnivale, is bound to make a comeback on Valentine’s eve at the most romantic mall in the Philippines.

Taste a slice of Italian romance with a delightful #LoveVenice 3D Mapping show and a modern interpretation of Italy’s Romeo and Juliet. Live concerts and performances will run from Feb. 14 to 16, with couple KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde set to serenade fellow lovers. Hopeless romantic singles could also find their match at a free masquerade speed dating event.

Photo by McKinley Hill

2. Electrify your love for music and fun at Eastwood City

Couples who want less of the mushy Valentine’s day could amplify their heartbeats at Eastwood City’s Rhythm in You. Start off with an intimate candlelit dinner with your sweetheart while being serenaded with romantic music this Valentine’s day. 

Electrify that love by capturing your sweetest moments in love compatibility app-themed photobooth, and singing your heart out at the karaoke booth stationed at the Eastwood Mall Atrium. From Feb. 14 to 16, enjoy the heart-melting performances by Johnoy Danao, UDD, Kitchie Nadal, Barbie Almalbis and more at Beats & Kisses, a Valentine’s Day concert.

Photo by Eastwood City

3. Celebrate the gift of friendship with a squad night out at Forbes Town

Why spend Valentine’s with dinner for two when you could celebrate it with the whole barkada? Give your squad some lovin’ and huggin’ at Forbes Town’s Cupid’s Night Out. Eat to your heart’s content at participating stores and give each other cupid-approved gifts that will be on display at Burgos Park from Feb. 10 to 16. 

Ready your OOTDs too, as you could sprinkle romance into your feed with Insta-worthy spots at the Dome of Love.

Photo by Forbes Town

4. Spend some fambam love at Arcovia City

Treat your family to a hearty dinner at Arcovia City, the newest lifestyle destination in the metro. With the sweetest deals from participating stores and delicious casual dining experience, you would definitely appreciate the gift of family this season of love.

Cap off your fambam bonding by witnessing a spectacular 3D mapping show at the Arco de Emperador, the tallest bronze monument and first triumphal arch in the Philippines.

Photo by Arcovia City

5. For singles, take the day off for self-love at Lucky Chinatown

While Valentine’s Day is typically billed as a couple’s holiday, there’s nothing wrong with celebrating self-love and being your own valentine. Explore Lucky Chinatown, located at the heart of the oldest Chinatown in the world, with its Lucky in Love celebration.

It’s the perfect time to mingle with fellow single professionals with the Love Match, a Chinese tradition of matchmaking with interesting activities from Kay Siao, the first Chinoy dating site in the Philippines.

You can also check-out elegant gowns and accessories at the Ting Hun Exhibit. As a souvenir, you could put on traditional Chinese outfits and have your photos in front of a lovely photowall, a perfect way to make you feel as if you’ve really gone on an oriental Valentine’s celebration.

Photo by Lucky Chinatown

6. Celebrate all kinds of love at Uptown Bonifacio

If you just want to have a simple and no-frill celebration of love this Valentine’s season, be it for your sweetheart, friends, family or pet, head over to Uptown Bonifacio’s Love & Beyond.

From Feb. 3 to 16, choose from a selection of floral delights at the Love Blooms Pop-Ups and select from an array of gift ideas perfect for your loved ones at the Sweetest Gifts fair. Cap off your dining and shopping experience by capturing picture-perfect moments at lovely installations all around Uptown Mall. 

And since Valentine’s is the perfect time to express your feelings, feel free to profess your love and post heart-warming notes at the Digital Love Wall at Uptown Mall Atrium.

Photo by Uptown Bonifacio