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Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival
Come downtown Salem to enjoy beautiful ice sculptures, romance and chocolate, February 6 – 14, 2009!

Friendship Ice Sculpture 2008 at Pickering Wharf

Friendship Ice Sculpture 2008 at Pickering Wharf

It’s time for the 7th annual Salem’s So Sweet, Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures and Valentine’s Day shopping.

For more information go to our Salem’s So Sweet page.

The festival kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hamilton Hall. This luscious tasting event, now in its seventh year, features wine, chocolate and coffee samplings from many of Salem’s restaurants and sweet shops. Samples include unusual and unexpected chocolate items. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at the Salem Chamber of Commerce or at the door on the night of the event. Participating businesses include: Capt’s, Captain Dusty’s, CoffeeTime Bake Shop, Finz, Maria’s Sweet Somethings, Pamplemousse, Rita’s, Rockafellas, Rose Medallion Tea Room, Salem Beer Works, Salem Waterfront Hotel, Salem Wine Imports, Sixty2 on Wharf, Spirits@300, Ye Olde Pepper Company. Event Sponsor: The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Chocolate and Wine Tasting 2007

Chocolate and Wine Tasting 2007

This year there will again be magical ice sculptures throughout the downtown. This festival is free and fun for the whole family. Maps showing the location of the ice sculptures will be available throughout downtown Salem and Pickering Wharf at participating businesses. Many downtown businesses will offer in-store promotions during the event ranging from free chocolate to great discounts. Promotions include:

Awakening Guild , Pickering Wharf – Stop into the Awakening Guild a store dedicated to love and mention the Salem So Sweet brochure and receive a free small crystal.

Body and Soul , 60 Washington St., Ste. 201 – Indulge in Something Sweet with many Rewards:1 hour Couples Massage $165 Even sweeter: Mention this brochure with your gift certificate purchase and receive a free herbal eye pillow.

Caffe Graziani , 133 Washington St. – Come enjoy our Valentine Wine Dinner on Thursday, February 12 at 6 pm. Join us for this four course meal plus dessert and you will enjoy delicious wines from around the world with each course.

– 94 Wharf St. – Capt’s will be pleased to offer 10% off your lunch and dinner plus a free special Salem So Sweet dessert when any 2nd dessert is purchased.

Cat N The Fiddle Uniques, 61 Wharf St. – Home to Maryanne Piro whimsical prints. Come browse through our selection of both old and new treasures. Coming soon delicious specialty treats.

CinemaSalem – 1 East India Sq, Museum Place Mall Buy two tickets at CinemaSalem during Valentine’s day weekend and ask for the Lovebirds special: a large popcorn, two medium drinks, M&Ms for just $6.75.

Coffee Time Bake Shop, 96 Bridge St. – Sunday & Monday 2 pm – 6 pm Kids decorate their own valentine cookie ($2 Donations to St. Josephs Food Pantry).

Coon’s, 226 Essex St. – Receive 25% off your purchase with Golden Ticket during Salem’s So Sweet and enjoy some delicious complimentary chocolate.(Offer cannot be combined with discounted items)

Cornerstone Books , 45 Lafayette St. – Come by and see Cornerstone’s ice sculpture. Stop in with your golden ticket for a free hot chocolate and browse books or sit by the fire.

Crunchy Granola Baby, 72 Washington St. – “Feb. 13 – 15 20% off all red and pink items (some restrictions apply).

Goddess Treasure Chest, 173 Essex St. – $5 off psychic reading when you pay cash and enjoy a sweet treat while you shop.

Gulu-Gulu, 247 Essex St. – Gulu-Gulu Café wine tasting! Sunday Feb. 8 from 4 – 7 p.m. Come in for free samples of some of our delicious wines from around the world.

Gulu-Gulu Café
, 247 Essex St – “The First Romance Show” Feb. 7 & 8 at. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Be swept off your feet while First Place winners from DEBRA CROSBY’S Talent Quest TV Show sing a variety of Romantic songs from POP, Rock, and Broadway to old time classics. Come and be serenaded. For more information go to: www.talentquesttvshow.com. This event is brought to you by Salem Main Streets www.salemmainstreets.org.

Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. W. – Visit us at award winning Nathaniels at the Hawthorne Hotel and receive a free chocolate raspberry bonbon dessert with melba sauce whipped cream with the purchase of any dinner entrée!

J. Mode, 17 Front St. – Friday, February 6th, J. Mode’s ladies night out and J. Mode Gifts. Meet & Greet Jenny Johnson from NECN’s TV Diner. Receive a $25 Gift Certificate, Wine, Chocolates & Cheese 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

Laura Lanes Skin Care, 242 Essex St. – We specialize in facials, massage therapy, make-up and bare as you dare bikini waxing. Gift cards are available for your valentine.

Living With Pets, 73 Wharf St. – Come by with your favorite canine and sample a valentine doggie truffle from our extensive organic natural treat bar. Pets are always welcome!

Maria’s Sweet Somethings, 26 Front St. – INDULGE…at our giant chocolate fountain, no double-dipping please. Come sample some of our favorite gourmet items including chocolates, jellies, finishing sauces and more. We have something special for al your valentines! Enter to win a gourmet valentine gift basket. Please visit and join in the fun! (February 7 & 8)

Peabody Essex Museum Shop, East India Square – The Peabody Essex Museum Shop will be handing out samples of Salem’s handmade chocolate from Harbor Sweets. Try their new sail mix, while supplies last.

Penelope’s Pet Boutique, 99 Washington St. – Pet lover’s and pets, warm up with 25% off your purchase with the Golden Ticket, and enjoy coffee, chocolate, and treats for your pet. (Offer cannot be combined with discounted items)

Quint Essentials, 96 Wharf St. – Taste our delicious, fudgilcious brownies, and register to win a Baggallini Travel Cosmetic bagg, a $39.95 retail value! Plus, get a free rain poncho or travel umbrella with every $25 purchase!

Red Lion Smoke Shop, 94 Washington St. – Show him he’s special this Valentine’s Day with a Handmade Imported Premium Cigar – receive a FREE cigar cutter with brochure.

Rouge, 322 Derby St. – Come find out for yourself why Rouge is THE place to buy all your makeup & skincare! Enjoy free chocolates & glominerals gift with any glominerals $50 purchase while supplies last Feb. 6 – Feb. 8

Rockafellas, 231 Essex St. – Your choice between Rockafellas raspberry chocolate mousee Muddy Berry Bowl or bittersweet chocolate infused with orange Grand Sequoia offered ½ price at lunch and complimentary for 2 or more at dinner.

Salem Beer Works, 278 Derby St. – You’re going to LOVE Beer Works this February…Featuring deep dark stouts and chocolate infused menu specials. Come in during the chocolate festival and sample our “Milk Chocolate Stout”

Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. W. – Come to the Salem Mission Fund Raiser – directed by Modern Millie owner, Christine Robidoux -The Clothes on Their Back Fashion Show to raise funds and awareness for the homeless at the Hawthorne Hotel, February 5 at 7 pm.

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites, 225 Derby St. – Enjoy luscious desserts and cocktails in the Regatta Pub. Romance your sweetheart in a luxurious room with our special Valentine’s Package! For reservations, call 978-740-8788

Salem Witch Museum, Washington Sq. – Show your Golden Ticket at the Salem Witch Museum Gift Shop and save! Spend up to $50 and receive 25% off your total purchase. Spend over $50 and receive 35% off.

Salemdipity, 86 Wharf St. – Free Kisses!!! (of the chocolate variety!) and special discounts Feb 6 – 14 Valentine gifts like Zip Hoodies, Cute Tees and Salem Charms Winter Hours 11-5 closed Tues and Wed Salemdipity at Pickering Wharf (978)745-5556.

Signatures, 181 Essex St. – Stop in for a sweet treat and a sweet deal take 20% off all full priced clothing, winter clearance in progress.

Sixty2 on Wharf, 62 Wharf St. – Sixty2 on Wharf is a casual neighborhood bistro serving rustic modern Italian cuisine in downtown Salem dedicated to using the best locally-sourced, all natural and organic ingredients in season and at the peak of flavor.

Sophia’s, 105 Essex St. – Celebrate Salem’s So Sweet at Sophia’s Enter a drawing to win a Memory Block of your choice by Vancouver artist Sid Dickens. Enjoy complimentary sweets and a 20% discount on any Valentines Day purchase over $100.

The Art Corner, 231 Washington St. – Members of Salem Arts Association will demonstrate their crafts throughout the day Saturday, February 7 from 10 – 5.

Thai Place, Museum Place Mall – Come celebrate the 18th Anniversary, of Thai Place the 2008 Viewer’s Choice #1 Thai restaurant in Salem 2008, and receive a discount card and valentine gift.

The Picklepot, 75 Wharf St. – Free gift with every purchase over $20.

Trolley Depot, 191 Essex St. – Stop by for chocolate treats and discounts! Great gifts for your Valentine? Sparkly Jewelry? Cute Teeshirts? We’ve got them and more! 9:30 – 6 Mon-Sat 11-5 Sundays (978)745-3003 www.trolleydepot.com

Turtle Alley Handmade Chocolates, Museum Place Mall – Featured in Gourmet, the Boston Globe, on the Food Network and soon to be featured on Rachel Ray Turtle Alley tempts with Handmade treats. (978)740-0660

Witch City Thrift and Consignment, 301 Essex St.
Shop for your sweetheart at our storewide 50% sale during Salem’s So Sweet Festival. Free gift with chocolate with any purchase.

Downtown businesses will also participate in a window contest. Vote for your favorite window as you enjoy the ice sculptures and the chocolate downtown Salem.

This year, collect free the Salem’s So Sweet Golden Ticket as part of the festival. Visit 10 participating businesses, have your ticket validated and enter your Golden Ticket in the raffle to win a Salem’s So Sweet gift basket.

For more information contact event organizer, Jennifer Bell at (978)744-0004.

Salem Witch Museum Ice Sculpture 2008

Salem Witch Museum Ice Sculpture 2008

Ice Sculptures 2008

Rockafella's Ice Sculpture 2008


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