SNT Ultimate Date Night

If you’re the ultimate couple, you could win the ultimate Syracuse date night!

Introducing the Syracuse New Times Valentine’s Day Ultimate Date Night Contest.

A free, fabulous, Valentine’s Day evening on the town, including spa and hair appointments, new date-night outfits, a luxurious meal, dessert, dancing, professional couples photos, chocolates, and an overnight stay — valued at $3,000!


It’s simple to enter!

  • Submit a photo of you both
  • In 100 words or less, tell why you should be our Ultimate Date Night Couple!
  • Send an email entry to:
  • Enter by Jan. 30 (no entries accepted after that)


  • 10 couples will be chosen as contest finalists
  • The photos and stories of those 10 couples will be posted on the Syracuse New Times Facebook Page
  • SNT will encourage readers to vote for their favorite couple via Facebook “likes”
  • The winner will be determined by which couple receives the most likes on the SNT Facebook page

(Be sure to promote your entry by sharing the SNT Facebook post, and get your friends and families to “like” your entry.)

The “Ultimate Couple” will get to enjoy an “Ultimate Date Night” on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2017, in Syracuse.



Here’s What’s Included: 

  • 1 p.m. Express Limo pickup at The Syracuse Marriott Downtown
  • Chauffeured ride to Pure Salon and Day Spa (for pampering like royalty)
  • Express Limo ride back to The Syracuse Marriott Downtown
  • Brand-new outfits from Jet Black and Charney’s with accessories from Accents of Armory Square
  • Professional couples’ photo session by Syracuse New Times Photographer Michael Davis
  • 6 p.m., Express Limo ride to Mohegan Manor for dinner and dancing
  • Return to Syracuse Marriott Downtown for an overnight stay
  • Late night desserts provided by Sweet on Chocolate
  • Breakfast at the Marriott’s Eleven Waters Bistro in the morning.

It’s all free; and it can all be yours (and your significant other’s) to enjoy!

Full details of each segment of the date:

Express Limo

Transportation for The Ultimate Date Night is completely worry-free because our Lucky Couple will be chauffeured throughout the evening by Express Limo. Our couple will enjoy the comfort and style of Express Limo’s nine-passenger stretch limousine, door-to-door, all evening long. Express Limo, located in Manlius, is available for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. They are booking summer appointments now. Contact owner George Rink at 315-682-1962.




charneyslogoCharney’s Men’s Clothing celebrates its 64th year in business this year, proud that it has been dressing men of all ages, sizes and tastes for all types of occasions all that time. As a locally owned and community-minded business, Charney’s is the sponsor of our Date Night male outfit. The company’s experts specialize in making every man look great and feel confident by selecting flattering and fashionable menswear to fit every situation and taste. Being fitted for your clothing is an experience you’ll be happy to tell your friends about, they promise. The company has two locations: on Erie Boulevard in DeWitt and on Route 31 in Liverpool.



Jet Black Boutique

jet-black-logoAn upscale women’s boutique in the heart of Armory Square in Downtown Syracuse, Jet Black is sponsoring our Date Night’s female clothing pick. Visiting the shop and selecting apparel there is an experience in itself, and with brands such as Elizabeth & James, J. Brand, Diane Von Furstenberg and many more to choose, there are styles for every fashion eye and for every occasion. Come to the Downtown store on Walton Street, or easily shop online at



Mohegan Manor

mohegan-manorOur Ultimate Date Night couple will be immersed in the charm and romance of the candlelight-enhanced, fireplace-warmed Mohegan Manor this Valentine’s Day. The Baldwinsville restaurant’s notably fine cuisine is complimented by the elegant surroundings and highly personalized service. Our couple will be treated to a delicious dinner featuring wine and fancy handmade desserts. Afterwards, the Manor’s entertainment, Johnny and Joey, will encourage them to dance the night away in this memorable setting.



Pure Salon and Day Spa


Hours of personal pampering at one of the Syracuse area’s top salons is in store for our Ultimate Date Night Couple. For the lady, Pure Salon will provide a cut, bayalage color and hairstyling. The gentleman will receive a haircut and styling, too. Both will enjoy Pure Salon’s spa manicures and pedicures and ultimately relaxing hot towel wrap. Pure Salon offers men’s and women’s styling with the perfect balance between professional and sexy looks and that lets you get to where you want to go in life. Appointments can be booked for this West Fayette Street salon by calling 315-475-7873.



Marriott Syracuse Downtown

marriottThe magnificently restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown, the former historic Hotel Syracuse building, is a setting that dates back to 1924. It’s where our winning couple will begin and end their special Valentine’s Day luxury date. The hotel’s spacious, gorgeously appointed rooms and suites feature fine architectural appointments, Stickley furniture, marble bathrooms and cozy pillowtop bedding. Breakfast the next morning is included at the hotel’s Eleven Waters Bistro restaurant.



Accents of Armory Square

The finishing touch to an outfit is a topping of perfect accessories. Our Date Night couple will select the perfect touches to enhance their ensembles at Accents of Armory Square. The unique, family-owned boutique specializes in jewelry at all price points and in styles from traditional to modern, as well as scarves, watches, purses and bags. Featured are adornments of Native American design, sterling silver, gold, diamonds, gems and birthstones, as well as beautiful glass jewelry pieces. Located on Walton Street, the store is celebrating three years in business this Spring and it invites you to stop in to see what “Accents” might be to your liking.



Sweet On Chocolate

sweet-on-chocolateEstablished in 1993, the company specializes in handmade, high-quality chocolate. Located in the heart on Armory Square, we’ve developed a reputation as “the best” chocolate around. We make over 20 varieties of truffles, cremes, turtles, barks and nut clusters in both milk and dark chocolate. We also feature hand-dipped Oreos®, Twizzlers®, Rice Krispies Treats®, graham crackers, pretzels and our infamous chocolate-covered potato chips and salted caramel pretzel bark. Sweet On Chocolate will put together a box of chocolate for that special someone for a holiday, birthday, or create a chocolate favor for your special event.


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