There are several Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day-themed events to celebrate with loved ones this year in the Houston area.

1. Valentine’s Day card-making

Houston City Place Marriott guests of all ages are invited to stop by the lobby to craft a special keepsake.2. Valentine’s Day swan boat ride

The Woodlands Township invites community members to a swan boat ride experience under the night sky.3. Share the Love

Connect with other singles, make new friends and enjoy an Italian dinner courtesy of Adriatic Cafe.4. Dinner at Aiko

Aiko, a Japanese and sushi cuisine restaurant, is holding Valentine's Day reservations. Its Valentine's Day 12-course dinner will feature oysters, crudo, nigiri and handrolls with sake pairings and specialty cocktails.
  • Feb. 9-18, times vary
  • $125 (per person)
  • 1902 Washington Ave. C, Houston
5. Tomball Museum Center Kids' Museum Day

The Tomball Museum Center is holding a Valentine’s Day event for kids with crafts and games. During the event, children can make a Victorian card for a loved one, a paper flower and a puzzle box. There will also be a bingo game and a history lesson about Valentine’s Day. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is available online.6. Galentines Yoga Class

The Lyric Market is holding a Galentine’s Day-themed yoga class presented by SociallyFit at the Lyric Terrace. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink and red athletic wear. There will be complimentary mimosas provided at the Lyric Bar after class.7. Galentines Sip and Paint: Excalibur Brewing

The Excalibur Brewing Co. is celebrating Galentine’s Day with a paint and sip event with live music, food vendors, a market, and a painting activity. Anyone interested can sign up by contacting the brewery via Facebook.8. Beautiful Bliss Galentine’s Day Jewelry Making Class

Beautiful Bliss will host a Galentine’s Day jewelry-making class where attendees will make their choice of earrings and a necklace set. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and spots must be reserved online.9. Houston Business Women Galentine’s Day

Houston Business Women will host a Galentine's Day event at “I Know the Owner," a bar in the Heights. The event will include a photo booth, desserts, decorations and giveaways. Attendees are asked to wear pink or red and bring their business cards.10. Valentine's Day at The Bluebonnet

The Bluebonnet Tasting Room invites the community to celebrate Valentine’s Day with live music, food and sweet treats. Reservations can be made on the website but are not required.11. ‘Before Sunset’

Friends of River Oaks Theater is holding a Valentine's Day event with music, poetry and a screening of “Before Sunset,” a continuation of the romantic film “Before Sunrise” directed by Richard Linklater.12. Valentine's Day Senior Dance

Harris County Precinct 4 is holding a Valentine’s Day dance for seniors with live music, photos and food. Registration is required.13. Heartstrings Unraveled

The Health Museum is holding a Valentine’s Day dinner with music and a menu of pasta, dessert, wine and beer. The event will be followed by a dissection experience led by Dr. Jonathan Zalamea, a physician with Houston Methodist.14. Valentine’s Dinner at Peace Community Church

Peace Community Church hosts a Valentine dinner with games, prizes, music and fun.
  • Feb. 17, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • $10 per person
  • 5151 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston
15. Valentine’s Day at Handies Douzo

Handies Douzo, located in the Heights and Montrose, is holding Valentine's Day dinner reservations. Dinner served in the Heights includes specialty crudos and cocktails, including a strawberry and striped jack crudo as well as a strawberry-banana cocktail and espresso martini. The Montrose location will feature a chile de arbol and Japanese sea bream crudo along with two limited-time cocktails, including a cranberry cocktail as well as an elderflower and butterfly pea blossom cocktail.
  • Through Feb. 29, times vary
  • $16 (crudos), $12 (cocktails)
  • 3510 White Oak Drive, Houston (Heights); 4005 Montrose Blvd., Houston (Montrose)