Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Festival – Feb. 9 through Feb. 11, 2018!
Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 16th 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. 9, 2018, 6:30 pm, Colonial Hall at Rockafellas
This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores, and sweet shops. The event is graciously hosted by Colonial Hall at Rockafellas at 231 Essex Street, Salem, MA. Tickets are now available for $30 per person at the link below or in person at the Salem Chamber of Commerce, 265 Essex Street, Suite 101 (Mondays – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!
This year’s participating businesses include: Adriatic Restaurant & Bar, Beerworks No. 2 Salem, Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream, Coffee Time Bake Shop, Harbor Sweets Handmade Chocolates, Hawthorne Hotel, Koto, Ledger Restaurant, Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe, Pamplemousse, Regatta Pub at Salem Waterfront Hotel, Rockafellas, Root NS, Rumson’s Rum, Turtle Alley Chocolates II, and Ye Olde Pepper Companie.
Ice Sculptures around Town – Starting Feb. 10, 2018
This year, we have 24 beautiful ice sculptures that grace downtown Salem starting February 10. Some of the themes for this year’s ice sculptures include “Love Potion #9,” a Dragon, the Salem State University Superfan, the Gloucester Fisherman, Princess and Frog, and more! See our map below with hearts denoting each sculpture to plot out your tour.
Golden Ticket and Additional Events – Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
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 “Golden Ticket” – 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. 10 and 11 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.
This year’s Golden Ticket participants include Army Barracks, Beerworks No. 2 Salem, Bit Bar Salem, Black Cat Tours, The Cauldron Black, Coon’s Card & Gift Shop, The Coven’s Cottage, Curtsy, FreakyElegant, Harbor Sweets, HausWitch Home + Healing, J. Mode, Jolie Tea Company, Koto Asian Grill & Sushi, Laura Lanes Skin Care, Ledger Restaurant & Bar, Lifebridge Thrift Shop, Maria’s Sweet Somethings, Pamplemousse, Regatta Pub at Salem Waterfront Hotel, Salem Night Tour, Salem Witch Museum, Trolley Depot, and Ye Olde Pepper Companie. See the promotions included in the brochure below.
Additional events taking place during Salem’s So Sweet include: The House of the Seven Gables, Valentine making and cooking decorating (1-3 pm) and “Dearest Dove” (6 pm); Pop Rocks Craft Pop Up Market at Old Town Hall, Sunday, Feb. 11, 11 am to 6 pm; and Goodnight Fatty at Notch Brewery & Taproom Sat & Sun, noon t0 4 pm, for special Fatties and cask release.