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Posted on: January 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Valentine’s Day in James City County

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14 and we’ve got suggestions for your Valentine needs from gifts and shopping to dining specials and even massages.

Gifts and shopping

Shop a variety of specialty retailers and vendors at the Valentine's Day Expo at Williamsburg Premium Outlets on Feb. 4 and 5. The Valentine's Day Expo will be located in the VIP Shoppers Club Lounge (between Pandora and Maidenform near the North Face Outlet.) Hours: Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

If you are searching for flowers to gift your Valentine, we suggest Morrison’s Flowers (online ordering is available) or Seasons of Williamsburg.

For alternatives to flowers, why not gift an Edible Arrangement or a bottle of wine? For wine, the Williamsburg Winery has a great retail shop, but there’s also The Wine Seller in the Monticello Marketplace. (The Wine Seller also sells cigars and craft beer.)

If you want to purchase jewelry, stop by Goodman & Sons or Laney’s Diamonds and Jewelry.


Celebrate Valentine's Day at Oceans & Ale this February.

The weekend will be kicked off with the annual release of AleWerks Bitter Valentine as well as numerous cocktail and beverage package specials on Saturday, Feb. 11.

On Valentine's Day. Feb. 14, we'll be featuring a special couples menu as well as "Just Dan" performing at 6:30 p.m. He will be performing a Sinatra tribute. Reservations are strongly encouraged as they will be limited. Call 757-253-2ALE to make yours today.

Valentine's Menu

  • Starter: Oysters Rockefeller
  • Main Fare: Center cut filet of beef, pan seared tuna medallions, herb crusted free range chicken
  • Dessert: Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day four-course dinner at Cafe Provencal at the Williamsburg Winery. A wine-pairing with each course is available for an addition charge. Price of menu is $85 per person and is exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Wine-pairing is available for $30. A la carte menu will not be available on these dates (Feb. 11-14). For reservations, please call 757-941-0317.

Menu (click through to see all details)

  • First Course: Butternut squash soup or Wessex Hundred mixed green salad
  • Second Course: Lamb tartar or poached oyster
  • Third Course: Agnolotti stuffed with parsnip or seared Autumn Olive Farm pork loin or pan roasted duck breast
  • Dessert: Dark chocolate coconut pudding or almond cake

Enjoy a special Valentine's Dinner of delicious Spanish cuisine created by Executive Chef Ika Zaken at La Tienda – A Taste of Spain. This unique dinner event begins at 7 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 and will feature dessert specials and champagne. Menu is a la carte. For more information and for reservations, call 757-253-1925 or email

Carrot Tree Kitchens will be hosting a special Valentine's Day Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 5-8:30 p.m. For more information and for reservations, call 757-229-0957.

Massages and spas

Massage Envy Spa offers a variety of services and treatments including massages and facials.

Serenity Spa offers massages, pampering and much more. They offer three different types of couple massages and complete pampering packages.

Williamsburg Salt Spa has massages, salt therapy sessions and float tanks.

Note: Kingsmill Resort has the Kingsmill Spa, but spa guests must be members or overnight guests of Kingsmill Resort. 

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