Love is in the air and there are plenty of activities in the Cumberland Valley to enjoy with your significant other, friends and family this month.  Highlights include family events, an outdoor show, performances, and much more!...

1. Carlisle’s Ice Art Fest

Spend a magical winter day in historic downtown Carlisle. Visitors can view and take pictures of over 70 different ice sculptures while exploring the town and all it has to offer.  Sponsored by CenturyLink, the Ice Art Fest weekend features family-friendly events and activities.

Date: February 9 - 11, 2018
Time: Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Carlisle
Address: Various Locations
Phone: 717-245-2648 • Website:

2. 7th Annual USAHEC Re-enactor Recruitment Day

The US Army Heritage and Education Center invites the public to meet and greet a variety of living history organizations and reenacting groups representing a range of historical periods from world military history at the expanded 6th Annual Re-enactor Recruiting Day! There will be special presentations, living history programs, and fun for everyone. Enjoy the museum exhibits and gift shop. Shop an expanded book sale and purchase lunch specials at Cafe Cumberland. Participating organizations will have representatives on hand to answer questions about their period and to provide information about re-enacting.

Date: February 10, 2018 • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: US Army Heritage and Education Center
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-3972 • Website:

3. Central PA Comic Con

Central PA Comic Con has over 100 vendors, authors, artists, fan groups, podcasts and special guests. With 3 event rooms with programming changing hourly all weekend, you'll find a ton of fun things to do. Enjoy cosplay contests with Child & Adult categories, green screen cosplay photo ops (additional fee),  Fan Panels about comics, the latest in pop culture, Q&A's with our Special Guests from Film, TV, Artists, Authors and Podcasts!   Quiz game type events for prizes happen all weekend for all ages. As always, programming changes hourly at the show with fun for ages 6 and over.

Date: February 17 - 18, 2018
Time: Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Harrisburg / Hershey
Address: 604 Station Rd, Grantville
Phone: 585-317-4046 Website:

4. Great American Outdoor Show 2018

The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features nearly 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RV's, and archery to art covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!

Date: February 3 - 11, 2018
Time: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturdays 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sundays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
LocationPA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Address: 2300 North Cameron St, Harrisburg
Phone: 866-343-1805 • Website:

5. 3rd Annual Sweetheart Stroll

Come to downtown Carlisle for the 3rd annual Sweetheart Stroll! This event is for adults* only, particularly "sweethearts", who will enjoy a brisk walk around downtown Carlisle to discover the small business gems it has to offer. Now what you consider a "sweetheart" is up to you--we think best bros and best girlfriends count! Participating businesses will be offering special treats and deals during the stroll. On the day of the event, a "Map of Hearts" can be picked up at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy which will detail participating businesses and their offerings for the day.

*Some businesses offer alcoholic beverages as their special treat, making this unsuitable for children. While children may accompany parents, businesses may be prepared to serve adults only.

Dates:  February 3, 2018 • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy / Downtown Carlisle

Address: 56 West High Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-1002 • Website:

6. Seussical the Musical

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that brings to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss friends. Bursting with frivolity and imagination, the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The musical score is top notch and reinforces the show themes of kindness, acceptance and self-esteem includes "Oh, the Things You Can Think", "It's Possible," "How Lucky You Are," and "All For You".

Dates: February 16 - 18, 23 - 25, March 1 - 3, 2018
Time: February 16, 17, 23, 24 March 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 PM; February 18, 25 March 3 at 2:00 PM
Location: The Allenberry Resort
Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
Phone: 717-462-4401 • Website:

7. Ski Roundtop Growler Cup

Join Ski Roundtop for a 6 race series on Tuesday nights.  Up to 8 participants may race per team and the top 4 scores consisting of: 1 skier, 1 snowboarder, 1 male and 1 female will be averaged for a team time each night.  The winning team receives a voucher for a complimentary growler refill at the Fireside on the night of their win. Registration cost $250 per team.  Lift tickets and rentals not included.  Registration fee includes 2 timed runs/night, league t-shirt and a chance to win swag each night.  Race begins at 6:30 each Tuesday.

Dates: Tuesdays from January 16 - February 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Roundtop Mountain Resort
Address: 925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry
Phone: 717-432-9631 • Website:

8. Cha Cha Chocolate Extravaganza

The Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership is pleased to sponsor this first-time event. Visit any or all of the 15 participating locations and pick up your Cha Cha Chocolate Treat. Treats range from chocolate scones, brownies, and fudge cake to chocolate ice cream and chocolate-covered pretzels.

Participating businesses include: Rosemary House, Sweet Remembrances Tea Room, Kindred Spirits Consignments & Gifts, Ritter's True Value Hardware, Capital Joe, Brittle Bark, Vintage Etc., The Colony House Restaurant, Asma Gifts, Garden Bouquet, Mechanicsburg Kung Fu, Generations Studio & Shoppe, Eckel's Ice Cream Fountain, and Creed Hair Studio.

The tour guidebook is your $10 ticket. Be sure to bring it with you.

Dates: February 2 - 3, 2018 • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Mechanicsburg
Address: Various Locations
Phone: 717-697-5111 • Website:

9. Sleeping Beauty by The State Ballet of Russia

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia is bringing the Sleeping Beauty to Hershey Theatre. Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia - now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin - presents the most passionate love story. This full-scale production is choreographed by very Famous Choreographer Marius Petipa based on Brothers Grimm's version, where love help to be in life. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 55 of Russia's brightest ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts.

Dates: February 3, 2018 • Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Hershey Theatre
Address: 15 E. Caracas Avenue, Hershey
Phone: 717-534-3405 • Website:

10. Type-In for True Love

Miss Ruth's Time Bomb is hosting a Type-In for True Love, an event celebrating vintage typewriters and benefiting Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties. Make a donation to type your Valentine a letter on one of our manual typewriters. Say "I love you" the old fashion way and support a great cause. 

Dates: February 3, 2018 • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Miss Ruth's Time Bomb
Address: 24 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-241-2662 • Website: