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Love in Times Square on the Red Steps for Valentine’s Day
February 8, 2022, 11:18.30 pm ET



On Valentine’s Day (Monday, 2/14) starting at 11 am, The Times Square Alliance will host their annual “Love in Times Square” event featuring two surprise proposals, two weddings and a vow of renewal on the Red Steps in front of the 14th Annual Love and Design Competition winner – Bloom by Habitat Workshop.

More about the couples:

· After a tough year overcoming cancer, the loss of a child and the challenges of COVID-19, this couple remembered fondly a family trip to Times Square and wanted to return to this special place for their special day.

· At 12:00 pm, another couple who met on the school bus to middle school and most recently got together in 2016 will tie the knot in the heart of Times Square on Valentine’s Day.

· Both ceremonies will be conducted for the 9th year in a row by licensed NYS officiant and Times Square Alliance Vice President of People & Culture, Hollis Kam.

· At 11:30am and 12:30pm, lucky lovers will be surprised with a Valentine’s Day gift that they – and everyone else in Times Square – won’t see coming and won’t soon forget: a surprise marriage proposal on Times Square’s iconic American Eagle screen, including a same-sex proposal.

Also, beginning at 6 pm on 2/14, a celebration of love and commitment will take place outside on the Red Steps. The ceremony is free and open to people of all ages, genders, religions, races, and backgrounds.

Helping to kick off the ceremony will be a comic from Carolines on Broadway’s February 14 My Funny Valentine show – and 5 lucky winners will receive vouchers for a pair of tickets to future shows. Attendees will also be treated to a live performance by Julia Udine and Paul A. Schaefer of “All I Ask of You” from the hit Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera. Also, thanks to our local Times Square steakhouse, Bacall’s NYC, couples will receive chocolate roses at the event.