Salem's So Sweet
Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival
February 7 - 16, 2014
Salem Main Streets &
the Salem Chamber of Commerce
Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and local retailers, restaurants and businesses invite you to attend 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!
Schedule of Events
The Wine and Chocolate Event - February 7
Fantastic Ice Sculptures – Starting February 8
Promotions, Events & Great Shopping – February 8 – 16
The Golden Ticket Raffle - February 8 – 16
With over 60 places to eat downtown Salem is the perfect place to have a romantic dinner or casual lunch. In celebration of the chocolate weekend, many of Salem’s finest restaurants will feature special chocolate offerings on their menus, including desserts, cocktails, and inventive sauces. Participating Salem retailers will offer in-store promotions, innovative displays and items geared toward chocolate and Valentine’s Day ranging from a chocolate fondue fountain to Valentine inspired dog treats. Once again, Golden Tickets will be available in downtown Salem for a chance to win the Salem’s So Sweet Gift Basket. Pick up your Golden Ticket and have it validated at participating businesses (no purchase necessary) then enter to win a Salem's So Sweet gift basket which features many fine items from area retailers.
Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting
Friday, February 7 from 6:30 - 8:30
Location: Colonial Hall, 227 Essex Street, Salem, MA
The festival officially kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at Colonial Hall, 227 Essex Street. This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores and sweet shops. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at the Salem Chamber of Commerce starting January 17, 265 Essex Street or online by clicking here.
Ice Sculpture Festival
Starting February 8th at 10:00am as long as the weather permits!
Location: Throughout Downtown Salem
Brochures with a map of ice sculptures will be available in various downtown businesses the weekend of the festival. Click here an online version of the map!
The Salem trolley will be offering trolley rides around the festival (weather permitting) on February 8 & 9 from 12-4 for Adults $1, children are free. Pick up locations include the NPS Visitor center, Pickering Wharf and Washington Street (near Eastern Bank)
Golden Tickets will be available in downtown Salem for a chance to win the Salem's So Sweet Gift Basket. Pick up your Golden Ticket and have it validated at participating businesses (no purchase necessary) then enter to win a Salem's So Sweet gift basket which features many fine items from area retailers.Click here for a list of participating businesses.
For more information please call 978-744-0004.