Winter Dazzle to be Held This Weekend, February 4-5

By: Contributor Last Updated: February 3, 2011

Winter-Dazzle-2011Wow we got a lot of snow! Downtown is digging out in preparation for a fun filled weekend with Winter Dazzle. The fun begins on Friday, February 4 with free horse drawn wagon rides and live ice carvings from 5pm to 7pm. Ice carvings can be found by Lifestyles, rTrail Collective Edge, Pikk's Tavern/Bon Femme Cafe, Bistro 157, Old World Market and on the courthouse square by the Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events (VCFE) tent where the first 500 kids can pick up a special winter treat that is sure to bring a glow to their faces.

The fun continues Saturday with miniature ice golf and horse drawn wagon rides from 11am to 3pm around the courthouse square. Club and ball rental is $1 or free to VCFE members.

Cooking classes with Chef Nicole, Bistro 157 and Chef Paul, Pikk's Tavern on Saturday are full, but be sure to drop by these restaurants for a bite to eat!

Visit these downtown retailers who are offering Red Signature Promotions during this event that you won't want to miss!

  • Air One is offering 10% off the Northwest Indiana Aerial coffee table book.
  • Bark & Meow Pet Boutique & Bakery is having a doggie treat giveaway.
  • Catherine's Bridal Boutique is offering $50 off any bridal gown purchase of $499 or more and $100 off any Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Gown.
  • Closet Exchange has all winter apparel 25% to 75% off & 10% of all new spring arrivals.
  • European Style Salon is offering free consultations on hair extension, color, Brazilian blow out, eyelash extension and make up.
  • Lifestyles has a Red Heart Tag Sale offering 50% off selected Red Tag items.
  • Locks of Fun is offering 10% off of any haircut or retail purchase.
  • Martin Binder Jeweler has their trained jewelry professionals that will help you select the perfect gift this Valentine's Day. February 5th through the 12th, receive a read heart box of South Bend Chocolates with your $150 purchase. Join us on Feb. 12th for a Valentine's Day party!
  • Ms Nails is offering paraffin wax treatments for a donation to the American Heart Association Go Red for Women.
  • Old World Market will treat your palate to a Fondue Cheese demo with sampling and find 10% off all Fondue pots & wares.
  • Piper Boutiques has 50% off Winter Sale.
  • rTrail Collective Edge invites you to stop in for a Hot Tea tasting of an Asian Tea & Flower selection that has many positive health benefits for you including Orchid Oolong, Sliver Needle and Royal Chrysanthemum Blossoms. Save $1 on your tea purchase when you claim ID Code #833 at checkout.
  • Silcott Shoes is offering 20% off Winter Boots.

Before or after some downtown shopping, try a healthy salad and sherbet combo! Valpo Velvet suggests you try one of their Gourmet Salads: The California Crunch, The Shoppe Signature Salad, or The Hummus Plate and receive a FREE scoop of 98% Fat Free Valpo Velvet Gourmet Sherbet with your meal!

Healthy Dinner Menu Items Friday evening at these downtown restaurants:

  • Bistro 157 - $25.00 Heart Healthy 3 Course Prix Fixe with Choice of Chicken or Fish.
  • Bon Femme - Baked Salmon with Basil Pesto and Crimini Mushrooms.
  • Don Quijote - Grilled Swordfish Steak with Steamed Vegetables.
  • Pikk's Tavern - Poached Chicken Breast with Zucchini, Potato and Herbs.