Due to COVID-19, our Salem’s So Sweet initiative will look very different in 2021. Please read the information below carefully, and be aware that details may change as needed.
Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to participate in the 19th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival – a decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping! This year we remain committed to supporting our local businesses in whatever fashion we can, and encouraging safe ways for our residents to remain connected to our downtown.
Ice Sculptures – February 6 & 7
The annual ice sculptures by Ice Effects will be installed by 11 am / noon on Saturday, February 6, and will stay up as long as weather allows (anywhere from a day to over a week). The sculptures will be illuminated by local lighting company Retonica between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night, February 6 ONLY.
February 1 through 14 – Business Promotions
Delicious local business promotions are available between February 1 and 14 unless otherwise stated. Consider using takeout or curbside pick up options where appropriate. All promotions are subject to change.
Adriatic Restaurant and Bar, 155 Washington Street, 978-594-1832
Artful Life Counseling Center and Studio, (978) 548-6288
“Warm Your Heart – a Mini Self Care Retreat” on Sat, Feb. 20 – Guided by expressive arts facilitators, turn inward with to uncover your own personal definition of self-compassion and self-care through journaling, art and movement. Register here: https://app.getoccasion.com/xp/sV5bsztP
BonChon, 299 Essex Street, 978-594-8256
Bonchon features handcrafted chicken using the highest quality ingredients. Each bite and each moment you want to capture and share with the world make up the amazing Bonchon experience.
Brothers Taverna Restaurant, 283 Derby Street, 978-741-4648
Try our nutella-stuffed french toast and our spicy mango margarita! Spicy mango margarita includes a free market item with purchase.
Coon’s Card & Gift Shop, 226 Essex Street, 978-744-5884
Come see our “I was born to do this.” Joan of Arc ice sculpture, enjoy chocolates, and a gift with purchases over $10!
The Finery Shop, 63A Wharf Street
15% off all sales during Salem’s So Sweet.
The Flower Child, 131-4 Essex Street, 315-447-1099
Step back into time at The Flower Child! The Flower Child is a hippie boutique with products inspired by the 60s and 70s!
Flying Saucer Pizza Company, 118 Washington Street, 978-594-8189
Hampton Inn Salem, 11 Dodge Street, 978-414-3100
Bundle up & enjoy, afterwards check into the Hampton Inn Salem! Book & email Jill Gray (Jill.Gray@hilton.com), Harbor Sweets Chocolates will await you in your guestroom!
Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, 978-744-4080
Indulge in a 3 course, prix-fixe menu with chocolate-inspired options for $60 pp OR enjoy this menu for two with an overnight stay and a dozen long-stemmed red roses starting at $299+.
The Hotel Salem, 209 Essex Street, 978-451-4950
Gourmet hot chocolate and a sweet treat in the lobby, Saturdays and Sundays only during Salem’s So Sweet.
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, 978-744-0991
Jenni Stuart Fine Jewelry, 201 Washington Street, 978-414-5798
Free jewelry cleaning & inspection by an expert goldsmith (Jenni), and a free gift with purchase!
Jodi Bee Bakes, 7 Church Street, 978-594-8555
Enjoy Vegan and Gluten Free Treats!
Jolie Tea Company, 316 Derby Street, 978-745-5654
Use special code RABBIT for 10% off online orders for pick-up. Visit our Facebook Page for other daily specials!
Koto Grill & Sushi, 90 Washington Street, 978-594-8681
10% off of your food purchase during Salem’s So Sweet.
Maria’s Sweet Somethings, 26 Front Street, 978-825-9111
IT’S THE BOMB! Hot chocolate bombs are here. Gourmet treat samples available in store (Feb. 6 & 7 only). Enter 6 different contests, online and in-store!
Moody’s Home & Gifts, 109 Essex Street, 978-414-5390
Shop Moody’s for Valentine’s cards and gifts!
Odd Meter Coffee, 60 Washington Street
Follow our FB page for details about our open hours during Salem’s So Sweet.
Pentagram Shoppe, 282 Derby Street, 978-224-2925
We are offering $5 off per reading and 15% off of all purchases in the store.
Sage, 318 Derby Street, 978-594-5174
15%-20% Sale (exclusions apply) and free Valentine’s Day gift with purchase.
Salem Cycle, 72 Washington Street, 978-741-2222
20% off any non-sale clothing or accessory purchase during Salem’s So Sweet.
Salem Night Tour, 127 Essex Street, 978-741-1170
Walk though Salem’s past tales of murderous marriages and love gone wrong. February 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, and 14th at 8pm. Reservations strongly suggested.
Salem Spice, 62 Wharf Street, 978-744-6678 Order from your favorite Salem shop online and take advantage of all the new methods our local purveyors of goodness have found to fulfill your cravings.
Salem Waterfront Hotel and Regatta Pub, 225 Derby Street, 978-740-8788 10% off your room accommodations and Regatta Pub Valentines Day menu. Come check out the Igloo Dining Experience on the patio.
Trolley Depot, 191 Essex Street, 978-745-3003
Our annual Sweet Deals Sidewalk Sale! Indoors (or outside if weather permits!).
Village Tavern, 168 Essex Street, 978-744-2858
All four (4) dining rooms open for safe maximum spacing. Open 7 days and evenings a week. “Best Steak Tips and Burgers in America!”, period. Full Bar service with huge beer selection & seasonal cocktails.
Witch City Wicks, 302A Essex Street, 978-224-2988
10% off in-store, spend $50 get a special Valentine travel tin!