Celebrate LOVE in Old Ellicott City this February! Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a fun family outing or getting creative with friends – there’s something everyone will love. Some events require advance registration, so don’t wait to make your plans!
Get a free I Love OEC gift! Stop in the Welcome Center and show February receipts from any of our local business totaling $25+ and take home a pack of custom made I Love OEC candy hearts or our new shopping tote! One gift per person please.
Stop by the Welcome Center and enter our drawing to win great prizes including gift certificates good anywhere in town, compliments of the Ellicott City Partnership, and gift cards from Georgia Grace Cafe, La Palapa Grill & Cantina, Little Market Cafe, Manor Hill Tavern, Pure Wine Cafe, Tersiguel’s, Pam Long Photography, A Journey From Junk, Be Blends, Reclaimed By You, Sayre’s Eden Boutique, Southwest Connection, Su Casa, Sweet Elizabeth Jane and The Wine Bin.*
Every Saturday in February and on Valentine’s Day be a part of The Great Cupcake Giveaway. 3,000 cupcakes from Kupcake & Co. have been gifted to some of our lucky businesses. Stay tuned for details on where to find your sweet treat.
UNIQUE DATE IDEAS
- Spirits Pub Tour – 2/21 7:30pm
Watch for ghosts & hear stories of hauntings in our local pubs on this guided tour. Must be 21+
- Ghost Hunt – 2/15pm
Search for ghosts using professional ghost hunting equipment.
- Chocolate & Wine Pairing Classes – 2/14 6pm & 8pm Must be 21+
Learn how chocolate is the confectionery match to wine at this guided tasting of both.
- Cupid Karaoke – 2/15 9:30pm
Serenade your sweetheart with a love song!
- Love at the Museum – 2/2 10am
Kids learn the history of Valentine’s Day & craft old-time Valentines.
- Valentine’s Makers Weekend – Add a personal touch to your heart themed crafts at ClayGround Studio & Gallery. Great for the whole family.
- Stone Seek – Sun 2/10 thru Sat 2/17
20 “Love Stones” will be hidden around EC for customers to seek. Hints as to rock locations will be giving on social media. When you find a Love Stone, bring it back to Be Blends on Main to claim your prize. Prizes include free products and gift cards.
DINING & SPIRITS
Ellicott Mills Brewing Co.
“Love at First (Sight) Flight”
- Beer Flights $7 each all month long
Have a special dinner with your special someone
- Lobster Night – (every Tuesday) Whole Maine lobster & a choice of side for $14.99! (Bar area only)
- Steak Night – (every Thursday, including Valentine’s Day) Choose from a filet mignon, ribeye steak, or salmon filet with a side & salad all for $14.99. (Bar area only)
Judge’s Bench Pub
- Enter to win a $5 gift certificate with a new winner is drawn daily! (some rules apply)
- 2/14 Ladies receive a free red rose after 4pm (while supplies last)
Little Market Cafe
Fab Four February – Beatles themed menu, specials, games & gifts
‘All You Need is Love’
- Beatle’s Trivia (daily)
- Compete to win a $50 gift card by stopping in the café to answer the daily trivia question. The person with the most correct answers at the end of Feb. wins the prize! (no purchase required)
- One Million Dollars!
- 4 – 1 million dollar Beatle’s bills will be tucked in our cash drawer each day. Pay cash for your purchase and if you get one in your change, trade it for a $5 LMC gift card!
- Name Game! (ID required)
- 10% discount if your name is…
- Guys: John, George, Paul or Richard
- Gals: Linda, Heather, Patti, Olivia, Maureen, Barbara
- 25% off if any part of your name includes Yoko or Ringo
- 10% discount if your name is…
Manor Hill Tavern
‘Pizza My Heart’
Get a 10% discount when you show a receipt from another Old Ellicott City business that same day. Offer good the entire month of February, on any item including food, beer and apparel.
Old Mill Café
‘Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop’
- Love Poem Contest! Win a $25 Old Mill Café gift card by stopping in & leaving a love note or poem. Entries will be shared on their FB page for voting. More info
- Discounts on gift shop items marked with a red heart sticker.
Syrianna Café & Gallery
- Win a $50 Dinner! 1/24 – 2/13, with any order of $20+, get a raffle chance to win $50 gift certificate. Can be redeemed anytime beginning on Valentine’s Day!
- Get 10% off any meal with a purchase of a gallery item(s) of $25+.
- Be sure to try the Turkish coffee with a gelato or baklava!
Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant
Enjoy an amazing romantic dining experience!
- Valentine’s Day Dinner special Chef’s multi-course menu 2/14, Reservations required
- Special Romance Inspired Weekend Menu 2/15 & 2/16 Reservations required
- Valentine’s Sunday Brunch 2/17 10:30am – 2:30pm Wind down the weekend with hors d’oeuvres, omelettes, crepes and other delectable selections
- Be Blends On Main Stone Seek: Sun 2/10-Sat 2/17 20 “Love Stones” will be hidden around EC for customers to seek. Hints as to rock locations will be giving on social media. When you find a Love Stone, bring it back to Be Blends on Main to claim your prize. Prizes include free products and gift cards.
- NEW 2 Limited Edition Scents for February:”Love Potion” & “Life is Like…” Available as candles, lotions, body oils.
- Creative Classes:
- Arm Knitting Workshops Sat 2/2 @ 11am & 4pm
- Soap Saturday Sat 2/9 – Make Your Own Bar Soaps and Foaming Soap
- “Soaps, Soaks, Scrubs and Sips” Tues 2/12 @ 6pm – Make Your Own Soaps, Bath Soaks, and Body Scrubs while enjoying cocktails & snacks.
- “Love Yourself” Wed 2/20 @ 6pm – Essential Oil Workshop and Meditation
- “Tea at the Top” Sat 2/23 @ 11am – Come try all our delicious teas which paired with yummy food from local bakeries, cafes, and restaurants.
Get a discount on select items in the gift shop. As always, touring the museum is free!
ClayGround Studio & Gallery
- Date Night with a Pottery Wheel 2/14 – a sparkling drink and chocolate dipped strawberry from Sweet Cascades
- Valentine’s Makers Weekend Sat & Sun 2/16 2/17 12-4 Open to everyone, including kids. A date is not required!
- Fused Mosaic Glass heart bowl ($25)
- Glaze pottery: choosing from a studio-made a heart shaped bowl or 3 ceramic hearts ($25)
- Enjoy cookies by Maria
Clipper’s Canine Café
- Heart shaped bakery treats for your dog! You have to see them to believe them!
- Discounts on premium food for your four footed loves, just look for the hearts.
Ooh La Lal Salon
You’ll love the way you look with 20% all hair care products throughout February.
Pam Long Photography
Gift Package! Two hearts, one bottle of wine plus sweets for your sweetie and a portrait of your love. The perfect recipe for a love that will last forever! Ingredients: Your $350 Portrait Session For Two gift certificate includes two free $20 gift certificates to Sweet Cascades Chocolatier & The Wine Bin (one each). Contact Pam Long for details.
Reclaimed by You
GALentine’s Gala 2/23 – this one is for the gals!
- Free cupcakes all day
- 7pm Crafting Class – Gals are invited to create their own board art with an uplifting message. Advance registration required.
Sayre’s Eden Boutique
15% off pink & 20% off red heart ticketed items
Celebrate Love with their 30 Year Anniversary! Select items 30% off all month. Look for the ‘floating’ hearts as discounted items will change throughout the month.
25% off hats for ladies & men. New items on sale each weekend, just look for the heart!
Sweet Cascades Chocolatier
‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries! Pre-order yours NOW in milk, dark or white chocolate so you don’t miss out! They will be available for pick up Feb. 13 and Feb. 14
- Mix your own custom box of handmade truffles, heart themed chocolates and other treats. Ask about our chocolate making classes!
- Feeling lucky? A limited amount of chocolate covered strawberries will be available in the shop while they last!
Sweet Elizabeth Jane
‘Shop in the Name of Love’
Hearts Sale! Great discounts on items we love marked with a heart.
Taylor’s Antiques Art & Artisans
‘Viva la Vida’
Patrons can randomly pick a heart on which is written a special discount percentage from an artist/artisan/vendor.
Wind River Clothing
30% off designer direct sweaters – a new collection on sale each week
The Wine Bin
2/9-14 Free Valentine Gift wrap including a Sweet Cascades Chocolate Covered Pretzel
2/9 12-5pm Meet, taste & talk with Flora Springs Winery, 20% off cases of wine
2/14 Taste a great wine to give to your sweetheart, Complete line of Sweet Cascades Chocolate, including chocolate covered strawberries
Classes for you and your sweetheart with a twist! Call 410 465-7802 for advance reservations. More info Must be 21+
- 2/1 7pm Food & Wine Pairing: Superbowl Edition
- 2/9 2pm Cocktail Class: Bicerin Chocolate liqueur
- 2/14 6pm & 8pm Wine Class: Chocolate and Wine Pairing
- 2/22 7pm Wine Class: Wine 101, Discussion & Tasting
- 2/23 2pm Sours & Flips – Famous Cocktails with Egg
*No purchase required. Entrants must be 18 or older & complete the entry form in full. Additional promotion rules.