January 14, 2020

Celebrate Chocolate and Ice Sculptures at the 18th Annual Salem’s So Sweet

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Salem’s sweetest weekend set for February 7-9

Salem, MA – The 18th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival is set for February 7-9, 2020.  This midwinter festival is a decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping… don’t miss Salem’s sweetest event of the year!

Photo by Creative Collective

The festival officially kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 7th 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. This event is always the highlight of the season!* 

Starting the morning of Saturday, February 8, more than 20 ice sculptures will begin appearing all around downtown Salem. Some of the previous sculptures have included a Dragon, Cinderella’s Carriage, a Lobster, Cupid, and Tall Ship Friendship. Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 8, 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 SalemSoSweet.com prior to the event.

The Salem Trolley offers trolley rides around the festival route weather permitting on February 8 & 9 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 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. 8 and 9 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 Destination Salem, Retonica, Scarlet Letter Press, St. Jean’s Credit Union, Rockafellas, and community media partner Creative Collective.
Visit salemsosweet.com for more events and details as they become available  and follow the Facebook page for the latest updates – facebook.com/salemsosweet

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