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Valentine’s Day 2023

Valentine’s Day is celebrated once again on the 14th of February. In this article, we will share a few tips for things to do as well as gift ideas.


When is Valentine’s Day celebrated?

In Finland, Valentine’s Day is always celebrated on the 14th of February.  This romantic holiday has a quite long history, as it has been celebrated since the 1980s. In 2023, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on Tuesday.

Valentine’s Day has been traditionally treated as a romantic holiday for lovers. Still, Finland has built a reputation as a holiday celebrated with good friends and other loved ones, such as family members.

Remembering your loved ones with Valentine’s cards, poems, and different kinds of gifts is traditional. Going to movies or for dinner are traditional ways to celebrate this holiday.

Thanks to its romantic reputation, Valentine’s Day is also a very popular time for a proposal.

Valentine’s Day events in Helsinki

Valentine’s Day has traditionally been a popular time for various pleasant times with a spouse, friend or why not also other close people, such as siblings or parents.

You can learn more about Valentine’s Day events in Helsinki, for example, on the My Helsinki website.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas and tips for things to do

Valentine’s Day gifts play an essential role in this romantic holiday. Next, we will share a few good tips for Valentine’s Day gifts and things to do.

Movie night with your loved one(s)

Going to the movies is one of the long-standing traditions of Valentine’s Day, and this can easily be done with your life partner or another loved one.

In the capital region, Finnkino’s Valentine’s Day will also this year include many interesting premiere films for different movie tastes. You can check out the Valentine’s Day movie selection on Finnkino’s website.

Spend a romantic staycation in a hotel

Staycation is a combination of the English words stay and vacation.

Since Valentine’s Day in 2023 falls on a Tuesday, for the vast majority of us, it falls in the middle of a busy work week, which limits, for example, vacationing.

Valentine’s Day, which falls on a weekday, is an excellent time for a romantic mini vacation in one of the atmospheric hotels in your hometown or nearby areas.

At VALO, you can find three fantastic staycation packages for Valentine’s Day, guaranteeing an atmospheric mini vacation.


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Staycation and sparkling wines

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Staycation and a 3-course dinner

Book Helsinki’s tastiest staycation at VALO. Our Staycation package includes accommodation in VALO, access to our popular wellness area, an excellent three-course dinner at Bistro ELO, and late check-out until 1 p.m.

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Valentine’s Day dinner

The Valentine’s Day dinner in the candlelight crowns the evening with loved ones and best friends. In addition to the Valentine’s Day dinner at home, many restaurants offer a special dinner or breakfast menu to celebrate the day.

The Bistro ELO in Ruskeasuo has a special Valentine’s Day menu available between the 10th and 18th of February.

Valentine’s Day 3-course menu (€48)

Dried beetroot, smoked cheese cream and pickled red onion

Catch of the day
Ground artichoke, apple and beurre blanc sauce

Chocolate coulant
Malt skim and pear ice cream

The 3-course menu is also available in vegetarian and vegan versions.


Delight loved ones with a hotel or restaurant gift card

Flowers and a heart-shaped box of chocolates are perhaps the most popular material gift that retains their popularity year after year and decade. However, if you want to make your loved ones happy with an immaterial gift, which you can use at any time, we recommend a hotel or restaurant gift card.

In the VALO Hotel Helsinki gift card shop, you can find gift cards for many tastes. You can choose from many different options, a gift card for a hotel, restaurants or, for example, an extraordinary staycation with dinner. In our selection, you can also find gift cards with a freely selectable amount.