Salem’s So Sweet

 

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Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice 2016 Festival – Feb. 5 through Feb. 7, 2016!

Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 14th 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. 5, 2016, 6:30 pm at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas
This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores, and sweet shops, as well as music by Molly Pinto Madigan.  One of the year’s most popular events, tickets sell out every year! Event sponsored by Social Palates. THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Ice Sculptures around Town – Starting Feb. 6, 2016
This year, we have a record-breaking 23 beautiful ice sculptures that grace downtown Salem starting February 6. Some of the themes for this year’s ice sculptures will include The Friendship, the Mad Hatter, an alpaca, and more – including an actual ice bar on Rockafellas’ patio! A map of sculptures and locations is available below and on brochures to be distributed around town closer to the festival. Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 6, when some of the sculptures will be temporarily illuminated between 5 pm and 9 pm by Retonica!

The Salem Trolley offers trolley rides around the festival route weather permitting on February 6 & 7 from 12 pm to 4 pm for only $2 an adult (free for children). Trolley pick-up locations include the Visitor Center, Pickering Wharf, and near Rockafellas on Washington Street.

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Shopping Promotions and Events – Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
Many downtown businesses will offer discounts and special offerings throughout the festival!  This year, we are introducing a new in-store promotion called 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!  A full list of participating businesses and promotions is available below and on brochures distributed around town closer to the festival.

Please note – the small skating rink planned for the Museum Place Mall Fountain by Salem Parks Recreation and Community Services has been cancelled due to the unseasonably warm weather!

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For more information, contact Kylie Sullivan at kylie@salemmainstreets.org or 978.744.0004 x15.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VISITING SALEM AT SALEM.ORG.

Photo Credit - Social Palates

Photo Credit – Social Palates

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  35 Responses to “Salem’s So Sweet”

  1. […] For more information go to our Salem’s So Sweet page. […]

  2. […] Fantastic Shopping…and much more.  For more information about the festival visit the SMS So Sweet Festival Page. This page will be updated periodically and currently highlights last year’s 2010 festival. […]

  3. […] More information to follow about the festival or at the SMS So Sweet Page. […]

  4. […] Events include: Sunday, January 8th, 2012 4:00PM-5:30PM – ONE STORY at The Griffen Theatre Baze will share her story through classical piano, cover songs, and original tunes. $20 – ALL proceeds go to The Yellow Umbrella Organization Call 978.317.1169 for reservations   Monday, January 9th, 2012 11:30AM-1:00PM Yellow Luncheon at FINZ Restaurant Press conference and luncheon with Mayor Kim Driscoll, Christine Baze will be sharing her music and message. $10 – ALL proceeds go to The Yellow Umbrella Organization Call 978.744.8485 for reservations   8:00PM-11:00PM Comedy Club for the Hooch! at FINZ Restaurant Christopher Keating and other special guests will lend their humor to help save the Hooch   Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 8:00PM-12:00AM Guys for the Hooch! at Seaport Cafe Qwill, Christopher Keating, Ross Livermore, HDJ, Jeff Buckridge, and David Bailin step up and sing for the cervix   Thursday, January 12th, 2012 9:00PM-11:30PM Girls for the Hooch! at In a Pig’s Eye Sarah Seminski, Erinn Brown, and special guest Jacyn from JADA will join Baze as sirens singing to save the cervix   Friday, January 13th, 2012 9:30PM-12:30AM BAZE BAND at Vic’s Boathouse The BAZE BAND rocks lots of your favorite chick cover songs for the Hooch   Saturday, January 14th, 2012 9:30PM-12:30AM SAFETY, an 80’s cover band will play for Yellow at Rockafellas with special guest Christine Baze   Sunday, January 15th, 2012 11:00AM – 2:00PM Classical Christine’s Yellow Brunch at 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar Hear a one-of-a-kind special performance by Christine Baze as she revisits her classical roots, have your makeup done by celebrity makeup artist Debra Macki and shop the latest fashion from Glitterati Start preparing for Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival click here. […]

  5. […] the last few years. For more information about the whole festival February 10 – 14 visit the So Sweet Link.  Wine and Chocolate Event Participating businesses include:  Adriatic Restaurant & Bar Ben […]

  6. […] The Salem’s So Sweet Wine and Chocolate Tasting for Friday, February 10 is now sold out. Thank you to all the fabulous Salem businesses who donate delicious wine and/or chocolate to the event making it so scrumptious that the event has sold out over a week ahead of time. Participating businesses include: 62 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Adriatic Restaurant & Bar, Ben & Jerry’s, Busa Wine and Spirits, Café Polonia, Caffe Graziani, Capt.’s Premium Steak & Seafood Grill, Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream, Finz Seafood & Grill, The Great Escape, Green Land Café, Gulu-Gulu Cafe, Pamplemousse, Rockafellas, Salem Waterfront Hotel, Sweet Adeline’s, Thai Place, Victoria Station. and Ye Olde Pepper Co. For more information about the whole Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival February 10 – 14 visit the So Sweet Link.  […]

  7. […] 10-14: The Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival. Yummy. […]

  8. […] Stop downtown to see the 17 beautiful ice sculptures. With clouds in the sky and a little bit of flurries it is the perfect atmosphere for a winter festival with chocolate and ice. Stop in downtown shops for delicious samples, great discounts and more. Do your valentine shopping and make dinner reservations while you are downtown.  Visit Old Town Hall to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog on Saturday 11 – 5, be serenaded by a violinist at 12 at the romantic gift shop on Derby Square and much more. For a full list of events, discounts and promotions click here. […]

  9. […] Yes to chocolate and ice sculptures. […]

  10. […] Varies; Click here for a full schedule of events and participating […]

  11. […] Varying costs. Click here for a full schedule of events and participating […]

  12. […] awaited a capacity crowd at Rockafella’s Colonial Hall, Friday evening. It was a successful Salem’s So Sweet launch party for the 12th Annual Chocolate & Ice Sculpture […]

  13. […] aside, this week also marks Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival (February 7-16).  It was timely, then, when we took a trip to Harbor Sweets, which has […]

  14. […] Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival February 6-15, 2015 Salem, MA Ice, chocolate and wine. Salem’s So Sweet isn’t your typical New England winter festival— and that’s what makes it so special. It kicks off with a wine and chocolate tasting that is wildly popular (and often sells out—so check the website for ticket information). Later in the week, large ice sculptures populate the downtown landscape. You can view them all from the Salem Trolley, which offers transportation along the festival route. […]

  15. […] can now be purchased online, by calling 978-744-0004, or at the Salem Chamber of Commerce, 265 Essex Street, Suite […]

  16. […] year’s festival is set to run from February 6 through February 15. The Chocolate and Wine Tasting, always a hot […]

  17. […] take place this month -last night’s Super Bowl (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), Valentine’s Day, a local chocolate and wine festival, and two after-the-holiday holiday […]

  18. […] Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival Feb 6th – Feb 15th: Salem, MA […]

  19. […] your sweet tooth with Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. Enjoy decadent samples from Salem’s premier restaurants and shops, and navigate the intricate […]

  20. The websites are not speaking of delays or rescheduling of events in conjunction with the parking issues and volume of snow in the Essex st area. How is this being handled? Has the schedule been modified? Thank-you

  21. Marie – the only adjustment is that the Trolley will not be running this weekend. Everything else should be as planned for now.

  22. […] as part of the now traditional pre-Valentine’s Day “Salem’s so Sweet” festival: a great idea designed to drum up commercial activity in the doldrums of February. With all this […]

  23. […] First, if you and/or your significant other are into sweets, there’s no better place to be this weekend than the Salem So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival. The Salem So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival is an annual tradition in Salem, Massachusetts that typically runs the week before Valentine’s Day, and this year is no different. This festival, which runs until 6:30 P.M. on Sunday (February 15, 2015), features over 15 ice sculptures (including some that aren’t completely buried in snow yet), chocolate tastings, discounts at local museums and restaurants, a raffle, wine tastings, and more. For more information on the Salem So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival, please visit the Salem Main Streets Festival page. […]

  24. […] delicious field trip to Harbor Sweets.  This year, we took another field trip to Salem to explore Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival, an annual event that celebrates February's defining characteristics: cold weather and […]

  25. When will the 2016 map be up of where to see the ice sculptures?

  26. Sometime in the next few days!

  27. […] Read all about it HERE!  and Download the Brochure HERE […]

  28. […] This is because the 14th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Festival is scheduled to begin at 6:30 P.M. tonight (Friday, February 5, 2016). This festival, which runs until Sunday evening (February 7, 2016), will feature 23 ice sculptures (weather permitting), discounted trolley rides (also weather permitting), and discounts at a number of locations throughout downtown Salem. As a result, if you’re looking for a great way to check out Salem or you’re just looking for a way to take your significant other out for the night without breaking the bank, the Salem So Sweet Festival is definitely the way to go. For more information on the 14th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Festival, please visit Salem’s So Sweet on Facebook or visit the Salem Main Streets website. […]

  29. […] the winter, I highly recommend it. There are still lots of fun activities going on; this weekend is Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival, and during Christmas there is Holiday Happenings, although I can’t always guarantee snow […]

  30. […] – The 14th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival will bring a record-breaking 23 beautiful ice sculptures to downtown Salem starting February […]

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