Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Festival – Feb. 10 through Feb. 12, 2017!
Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 15th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping…don’t miss Salem’s sweetest event of the year!
Chocolate & Wine Tasting Kick-off Event – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 6:30 pm, Colonial Hall at Rockafellas
This luscious tasting event, sponsored by St. Jean’s Credit Union and Rockafellas, features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores, and sweet shops, as well as music by Molly Pinto Madigan. Tickets are $30 and this event is now sold out!
Chocolate & Wine Tasting – Sold Out
Chocolate and Wine Tasting Participants
Adriatic Restaurant & Bar, Bit Bar Salem, Bonchon, Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream, Gulu-Gulu Café, Harbor Sweets, Hawthorne Hotel, Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Peabody, KOTO Asian Grill, Opus, Pamplemousse, Pirate Dog Brand LLC / Rumson’s Rum, Regatta Pub at Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites, Rockafellas, Salem Beer Works, Smokin’ Betty’s BBQ, Turtle Alley Chocolates, Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse, Ye Olde Pepper Companie
Thank you to all the restaurants and stores who participated for a great evening!
Ice Sculptures around Town – Starting Feb. 11, 2017
This year, we have a record-breaking 25 beautiful ice sculptures that grace downtown Salem, starting the morning of February 11. Some of the themes for this year’s ice sculptures will include the Queen of Hearts, Cinderella’s Carriage, a goat named Bella and more – including actual ice bars at Rockafellas’ and the Regatta Pub!
NOTE: Due to continued snow showers, the Salem Trolley will NOT be running on Saturday and Sunday.
Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 5 pm to 9 pm, when the sculptures will be illuminated between by Retonica! Check out the brochure pdf here.
Click below for a map and listing of all sponsors.
Sweet 10% Promotion and Additional Events – Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
Many downtown businesses will offer chocolate samplings and sweet discounts around downtown Salem all weekend in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Check to see who is participating in the “Sweet 10% Promotion” – make a full-price purchase at one participating downtown business and get 10% off your purchase at the next participating business! Offer is good Feb. 11 and 12 only, some restrictions may apply. In addition, many of Salem’s finest restaurants and retailers will be offering their own luscious chocolate and love-inspired specials and events.
Click below for a listing of all Sweet 10% participants.