Centerra is kicking off the new year and celebrating those on the medical frontlines while spreading valentine’s cheer as Loveland’s Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 75th Valentine Anniversary in 2021.
To help continue lifting the community’s spirits in the new year and express support for local healthcare heroes, Centerra and its partners announced they will keep their holiday lights turned on through the end of the month at multiple locations, including Chapungu Sculpture Park in the Centerra Metro District, and the Centerra Marketplace and Promenade Shops. Centerra is joining the Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes national and local initiative to support and recognize the committed and hardworking medical professionals.
“Businesses within Centerra employ more than 8,000 people and our community is beyond grateful for the unwavering commitment brought forth by local medical professionals that treat thousands of patients each month at Centerra,” stated David Crowder, vice president of McWhinney and general manager of Centerra. “Thanks to their services, our vibrant community has remained resilient during these challenging times and we feel fortunate to be open for business.”
Centerra is thrilled to expand its community partnership with local organizations such as the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, City of Loveland, Centerra Metro District, Visit Loveland and My Big Day Events to provide safe, memorable and socially distanced ways to continue expressing love and kindness within the community coming off the heels of the holidays.
“We are committed to providing our community residents, visitors and guests with memorable family-friendly activities that are safe, socially-distanced and celebrate our community,” commented Celeste Smith, senior marketing director for McWhinney. “We welcome everyone to come explore Centerra and Loveland for the day or weekend and experience all the wonderful and unique amenities you can’t find elsewhere.”
On February 1, Chapungu Sculpture Park will transform its Winter Wonderlights holiday hues to thousands of colorful red and pink strings of lights and sweetheart-themed décor backed by romantic music, nightly from 5-9 p.m. This is free and open to the public through February 14. Visitors who attended in December are encouraged to return to immerse themselves in an outdoor sweetheart setting providing more photo opportunities within the park’s natural backdrop.
Loveland is home to two of the largest love lock sculptures in the U.S., with one located in Centerra, right off Highway 34 at the Loveland Visitor’s Center. Love Locks can be purchased, and individuals can lock their love in the nation’s Sweetheart City on a beautiful piece of art. The 2021 official Loveland Valentine’s Card and Sweetheart Coffee Blend can also be purchased at the Loveland Visitors Center located at 5400 Stone Creek Circle.
Couples are invited to participate in the annual Loveland Valentine’s Day Group Wedding taking place this year at the beautiful outdoor Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra on Sunday, February 14th at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Participation will be capped to ensure the event remains safe and socially distanced. Tickets are required and available online for interested couples looking to tie the knot or renew their vows in a special ceremony with plenty of romantic touches. Couples traveling in for the ceremony looking to extend their stay can secure hotel accommodations at Centerra’s Courtyard by Marriott, located adjacent to Chapungu.
In addition to the sweetheart-themed activities taking place in Loveland, the public is invited to experience safe and fun valentine festivities in Centerra from January through February, including:
- The Ice Rink at The Promenade Shops at Centerra is open daily and offers online ticket reservations. The skating season is extended through February 14.
- Winter Wonderlights tree lights (only) at Chapungu Sculpture Park will remain lit through January 31.
- Chapungu Sculpture Park will transform the north end of the park into an interactive valentine theme from February 1 through February 14 to include special tree lights, heart décor, and self-photo sweetheart opportunities.
- The outdoor Quest to Find Dan Cupid Scavenger Hunt will take visitors to several iconic Loveland and Centerra locations to discover history, solve mysteries and ultimately solve the quest to find Dany Cupid!
For a complete list of all the sweetheart activities taking place during the month of February, including the Scavenger Hunt, Sweetheart Classic Race or to purchase the limited-edition Valentine Libations in Loveland, visit https://www.visitlovelandco.org/valentines-day-in-loveland/.