Looking for a new way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family? We’ve got the full scoop on all the fun activities you can do with the kids and adventures you can take this weekend. From chocolate festivals to swinging in the snow to family dance parties, there are loads of ways to show love, all listed out for you below.

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Head to Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Festival

You are invited to enjoy the 19th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival – a decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping! Through Feb. 14. Event details.

Take the Kids Curling

Curling Lanes are open at the Boston Seaport daily for walk-ups only and recommended play time is in 30-minute increments. Lanes may have up to 12 people (6 on each side). Event details

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Find a New Sledding Hill

With winter in full swing, now is the perfect time to head out and visit one of the many sledding hills near Boston. We’ve got easy slopes for the tots and those big sledding hills that only the brave can conquer. Get out your favorite sled, bundle the kids up and get ready for a day in the snow. Find our favorite sledding hills here

Head to the Hatch Shell

Have you taken the kids to see “Hatched: Breaking through the Silence”? This four week illumination and sound experience to provide a family-friendly and physically-distant celebration at the famed Hatch Memorial Shell. “Hatched” will cut through the darkness of the winter months, offering a public space for joy and optimism in the New Year. Event details

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Celebrate with the Boston Pops

Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for this special livestreaming concert celebrating the theme of love across a variety of musical genres. Snuggle up to watch this concert performed live from Symphony Hall, featuring spirited classics such as Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy along with selections from Broadway and John Williams’ film music. Feb. 12. Event details

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Bert Badger's Valentine's Day Dance Party

Let's have a fun dance party for the people we love! Bert Badger will do new songs, old songs, and even a BRAND new song off his upcoming third album you haven't even heard yet! WHAT?!? Yeah that's how fun this is going to be. So get some pizza, get ready to dance and lets shake shake our pants! Feb. 12. Event details

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Check Out the Seaport Swings

Seaport’s newest, interactive art installation on Seaport Common, Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0, consists of 16 three-dimensional red frames, each emblematic of a small house. The art installation, created by artists Esrawe + Cadena, was inspired by the mercados of Latin America, lively street markets where human connections are made every day. Daily. Event details

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Family Art Collaboration: Art Hearts

Put the “art” in “heart” … just in time for Valentine’s Day! Create cards, posters and much more using construction paper, markers, paint, tape, cardboard, lace, and ribbon. Don’t forget to include your favorite Valentine’s Day colors such as pink, red, and lilac. Feb. 13. Event details

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Virtual Valentine Princess Ball

Join our magical princess characters through the magic mirror for a very special Princess Ball! Let it Go with your favorite Ice Queen, twirl with Cinderella, play games with Tiana, splash under the sea with the little mermaid and more! Just $10/screen! Feb. 13. Event details

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Love JAM

Bring your love vibe and let's celebrate sending and receiving it! We'll gather on this love-ly weekend to celebrate LOVE in its many forms! We’ll sing songs about kindness, friendship, care, compassion, mindfulness, listening, seeing, understanding, offering, celebrating, and, of course...love! Feb. 13. Event details

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We Love Our Pets

Join us for a fun puppet show, animated Valentine's Day themed stories, and a virtual pet parade. After you register, you'll recieve a link to submit a picture of your pet to share. Feb. 13. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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