Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Ruidoso

great ways to celebrate valentines dayNo Shortage of Ruidoso Romance on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day. A day of love and – if you’re not prepared for it – abject terror. Particularly if you haven’t made plans or even gotten flowers for your loved one.

Well, residents and visitors to Ruidoso still have plenty to choose from when it comes to celebrating this day of love, so don’t panic. Below we have put together a guide of some great ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Besides flowers and balloons, candy is easily the most popular gift on this celebration of love which dates back to the Middle Ages. Sabor in Midtown has gone one step further, selling baskets of chocolate covered strawberries, candles and other things your loved one might like.

Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in RuidosoIn fact, Valentine’s Day in Ruidoso serves as Sabor’s “Black Friday,” the day upon which the entire financial year hinges.

“We’ve sold a lot of strawberries, and we haven’t even hit our peak ordering time,” said Elda Herrera, owner of Sabor. “I’m expecting a lot more orders from Friday through Sunday. We usually do most of our business in the three days leading up to Valentine’s Day.” Sabor’s biggest seller are milk chocolate strawberries, with white and dark chocolate berries just behind.

Herrera said she also offers berries with coconut, chocolate chips, decorated apples and fudge. “There’s a wide variety of things to add to the basket, it doesn’t have to be just on Valentine’s Day,” Herrera said. “But this is always the biggest week for us. Last year – with Valentine’s Day on a Saturday – we had a fantastic weekend. I don’t expect this year to be any different.”

With free delivery Friday through Sunday, you can expect your gifts to be there on time. Call 630-0070 or visit Sabor at 2501 Sudderth Dr. to make your order.

Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Ruidoso•Peabo Bryson Live in Concert at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Be a guest at the Inn of the Mountain Gods and join them for An Enchanted Evening with Peabo Bryson Live in concert on Saturday, February 13th. Ticket start $50 per person.

The event includes a three-course feast of lavender and lemon chicken, sirloin cabernet peppercorn, raspberry swirl cheesecake and more (full menu below). After you feast on culinary delights, stick around  for the musical talents of Peabo Bryson live, as he performs his greatest hits.

Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Ruidoso So much for the gifts, but what do you do to commemorate the Holiday of Love?
You could head out with your sweetie and enjoy a romantic dinner at a restaurant – Grace O’Malley’s, Michael J.’s and Rio Grande will all be open on that day and will have some great specials – in addition here are some events you may not have given thought to:

A quick trip down Highway 70 between Alamogordo and Tularosa will take you to Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wines for Sweethearts Dining and Dancing from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. Enjoy a five-course wine-paired dinner with your sweetheart, followed by your favorite love songs to dance to on the patio.

For the more adventurous, Ski Apache hosts the Apache Star and Heart to Heart races, located on the Apache Star Race Course, on Valentine’s Day. There will also be a special Valentine’s Day lunch at Elk Lodge. This special lunch will be served from 1pm-3pm. Call Le Cordon Bleu Chef Kevin Conrad to make your reservation now at 575-464-3610!

You can also get away from it all at The Lodge Resort and Spa in Cloudcroft. This historic Inn oozes romance year-round. You can imagine how it must be on this loveliest of holidays. Make your reservations today.

–Todd Fuqua