Valentine's Day Ideas: Pengiuns, Ballet and Carriage Rides

Valentine's Day options across the Lehigh Valley include adopting a penguin, seeing the 'Romeo and Juliet' ballet and taking a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Here are three Valentine's Day options for lovers in the Lehigh Valley:

Adopt a Pengiun

Looking for an unusual Valentine's Day surprise for your sweetie? The Lehigh Valley Zoo gives new meaning to the term "love birds" with its adopt-a-pengiun program.

Cost is $50 and includes a valentine's day photo of your animal, an animal fact sheet, two child admission tickets to the zoo, a personalized Valentine's Day certificate and plush penguin.

If you pick it up at the zoo, it comes in a Valentine's Day-themed animal carrier.

For $90, you can receive two plush animals, two general admission tickets instead of two child admission tickets, and two names on your personalized certificate.

To adopt a pengiun or get more information, send e-mail to araisman@lvzoo.org or call 610-799-4171, ext. 224.

"Romeo and Juliet" Ballet

The State Ballet of Russia will bring "Romeo & Juliet" to life on Valentine's Day on the stage of the State Theater in Easton. The ballet is set to the romantic and powerful score by Sergei Prokofiev and choreographed by Mikhail Lavrovsky, a former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet.


  • Show time is 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets range from $35-$55
  • Call 1-800-999-STATE

Carriage Rides

Enjoy a romantic evening with your valentine on a carriage ride. These serene rides through beautiful Historic Bethlehem are the perfect way to cozy up with your loved ones during this special time of year. The carriage seats up to four guests.


  • February 14-15 from 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Tours are offered every 20 minutes.
  • Cost: $50

Get tickets online or call (610) 691-6055 or 1(800) 360-TOUR

Carl W February 12, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Hi, In running for his very first office, State Rep, Charlie Dent promised, if elected, the $7,000.00 annual increase PA. House just approved would all go to local charities. He won - no one got a cent! People who courteously stood their ground to talk to them, got sent to jail, and heavily fined. Their crime? They wanted to meet with their Congressman So I created a petition to Rep. Charlie Dent, U. S. House of Reps., which says: "Get 'the Dent' out of Congress !!" Will you sign this petition? Click here: http://signon.org/sign/expose-the-dent-in-congress?source=c.fwd.in&r_by=110411 Thanks!
An interested bystander February 12, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Mr. Coleman, where is your proof? Who went to jail? Who got fined? And isn't this about 23 years too late, seeing that in running for his first office he was elected to the PA House in 1991?


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