Celebrate Over These Orange County Valentine’s Day Events

Chocolate heart from Valenza Chocolatier

Whether you’re in the mood for a spa date with your sweetheart, chocolate making class or romantic concert, here are some of the best Orange County Valentine’s Day events.

Make Your Own Chocolate Bark & Chocolate Tour
Feb. 13-14. Make your own Valentine’s Day chocolate bark with fresh liquid chocolate made from the bean at their Irvine Chocolate factory. For $25, make your own bark and the shop will package it up all pretty for you while you take a front-of-the-house tour to learn how chocolate is made. Reservations required; space is limited. 9641 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.825.5781. chocxo.com

John Lloyd Young at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Feb. 12-14. Enjoy an evening of cabaret with the vocalist and Tony Award-winner who played Frankie Valli on Broadway in Jersey Boys as well as in the movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Featuring a collection of classic tunes from the 1960s, his My Turn show is sure to be a romantic evening out. $72. Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org

Valentine’s Day with The Tenors
Feb. 12-14. With looks as hot as their voices, The Tenors bring their powerful and diverse vocal talent to Pacific Symphony Pops for a special Valentine’s Day weekend with the orchestra. The charming quartet performs a romantic mix of classical and contemporary pop music, perfect for a night out with that special someone. Listen to vocalists Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters as they perform songs from their newest album, “Lead With Your Heart,” which includes “Ava Maria,” “Anchor Me,” “Lullaby,” and “Hallelujah” and others, all backed by the lush sounds of the full symphony orchestra. 8 p.m. $$35-$185. Photo courtesy of Randee St Nicholas. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799. pacificsymphony.org

Valenza Chocolatier Pop-Up Shops
Feb. 11-12. Purchase these fine chocolates from Certified Master Chocolatier Amy Jo Valenza Pedone for your Valentine as the Valentine’s Day collection features exclusive his and hers gift options. For him, choose a boozy bourbon bar sure to have him grinning at first bite. For her, an edible modern take on the traditional red heart chocolate box is sure to impress. You can also select from gift-wrapped boxes of signature bonbons and confections created for all to enjoy. While you are shopping, enter to win a five-piece Tartuga custom gift box. Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Hood Market, 350 Clinton, Costa Mesa, 714.549.2430; Feb. 12, 3-6 p.m. Local Fare at The OC Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.455.9878. valenzachocolatier.com

Anaheim Packing House
Feb. 14. Enjoy dinner and a movie in Farmer’s Park featuring the movie “Chocolat” starring Johnny Depp. Taste authentic European sipping chocolate as well as chocolate covered strawberries from Dark 180. 6 p.m. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, anaheimpackingdistrict.com

Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruises
Feb. 14. Choose between a whale-watching cruise aboard the Dana Pride with chocolate and champagne. $39. 4-6 p.m. or a sparkling wine tasting harbor cruise on the luxurious catamaran Ocean Adventures complete with four organic sparkling wine tastes and a chocolate bar. $49. 5:30-7 p.m. 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949.496.5794. danawharf.com

Chocolate Truffle Class at ST Patisserie Chocolate
Feb. 14. Learn to hand-roll beautiful chocolate truffles to take home to your valentine for the ultimate handmade gift. Led by Master Pastry Chef and MOF Stephane Treand. 1-4 p.m. $100. 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.825.0180. stephanetreand.com

Ace Art Crawl
Feb. 14. Spend Valentine’s Day your “arts” desire as you peruse more than 50 pop-ups featuring craftspeople, live artists, food trucks, live music, DJs, fire dancers and craft cocktails. Enjoy Center Street art exhibits and Valentine’s Day dinner specials at local eateries and the free ART shuttle ride with stops at Center Gallery, CTR S, Muzeo and Packing District. The first 50 single ladies will receive a single rose stem while the first 25 couples will receive a Packing House tote. 6-10 p.m. Center Street Promenade between Anaheim and Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.956.3586. downtownanaheim.com

Through Feb. 14. Bring your sweetheart in for a delicious white chocolate truffle ice cream with raspberry drizzle and chocolate chips or surprise them with one of four different designed Valentine’s Grams or chocolate covered strawberries (pre-order required). 3972 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, 949.777.6627; 4725 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, 562.434.8044. creamistry.com

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Feb. 14. Coffee lovers will enjoy buy one, get one free with any of the favorite beverages. Receive a free drink of equal or lesser value and sip on winter beverages such as the Mexican chocolate latte, ice blended or hot chocolate, which combines rich chocolate with notes of warm cinnamon and mocha shavings. Gift their Love at First Bite cookie to loved ones for just $12 for six cookies. See website for locations. coffeebean.com

Spa at Laguna Cliffs Marriott
Feb. 1-28. Pamper your Valentine with the spa’s Best of Romance Package and indulge in a 60-minute Couples Massage Ritual. Relax for an additional 30 minutes of private time in the Couples Suite after your treatment with a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolate treats. $375.  949.487.7576. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, lagunacliffs.com

Aquaterra Spa at Surf & Sand Resort
Through Feb. 28. Treat yourself and your Valentine to their Chocolate Lovers package including a chocolate chip scrub, chocolate body wrap and chocolate massage. Complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a chocolate sweet treat tops off the experience. $ 205. 1555 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 877.741.5908. surfandsandresort.com

Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special someone or hanging out with your best friends, Blushington can get you glammed up and ready for any event, day or night. Offering affordable and professional makeup applications through signature looks as well as specialized brow, lash, tinting and waxing services, Blushington is your one-stop shop for all things beauty. Treat yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day with a relaxing beauty appointment. Services range from $20-$55. Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.8800. blushington.com

Christophe Newport Beach
Feb. 14. Attend a special Valentine’s Day prep party with indulgent treatments,, including hair, nail, makeup and waxing services, before a romantic date night or girl’s night out. The first 100 guests to schedule and appointment or book a service on Valentine’s Day will receive a complimentary gift card for a pre-selected Kendra Scott jewelry item, to redeem at the jeweler’s Fashion Island boutique. Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge will be providing all makeup services. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fashion Island, 325 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.219.0920. christophenb.com

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