January 17, 2019

17th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival Feb. 8 through Feb. 10, 2019

by cns2020

Choose How to Share

a blue and yellow swirl on a yellow background.

 17th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival

Feb. 8 through Feb. 10, 2019

Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 17thannual 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!

The gallery was not found!

The festival officially kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 231 Essex Street.  This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores, and sweet shops. Tickets are $30 a person and can now be purchased over the phone by calling 978-744-0004, online at www.salemsosweet.com, or in person at the Salem Chamber of Commerce, 265 Essex Street, Suite 101.  This event is the highlight of the season and sells out quickly! 

Starting the morning of Saturday, February 9, over 20 ice sculptures will begin appearing all around downtown Salem. Some of the previous sculptures have included a Dragon, a Lobster, Ruby Slippers, and The Friendship. Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 9, when the sculptures will be illuminated by Retonica between the hours of 5 and 9 pm! More information about this year’s sculptures will be available online at www.salemsosweet.com as we get closer to the event.

The Salem Trolley offers trolley rides around the festival route weather permitting on February 9 & 10 from 12 pm to 4 pm for only $2 an adult (free for children).

Many downtown businesses will offer chocolate samplings and sweet discounts around downtown Salem all weekendin 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. 9 and 10 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.

Salem’s So Sweet is organized by Salem Main Streets and the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and supported by Creative Collective, Destination Salem, Retonica, Scarlet Letter Press, St. Jean’s Credit Union, and Rockafellas. Visit our website for more events and details as they become available – www.salemsosweet.com – or follow our Facebook page for all the latest updates – https://www.facebook.com/salemsosweet.

Kylie Sullivan
Executive Director, Salem Main Streets
265 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
978/744-0004 x15