Don't miss historic downtown Salem's sweetest event of the year. Attend the 14th annual Salem’s So Sweet, Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures and Valentine’s Day shopping.
The Annual Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival is sponsored by the Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Main Streets. Join them and local retailers, businesses and restaurants as they celebrate the wonder of chocolate.
The festival officially kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 5th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 227 Essex Street. This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samples from premier Salem restaurants, stores and sweet shops. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance starting January 14th. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 978-744-0004, 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!
This year there will be more than 23 large ice sculptures, chocolate samples and great discounts around downtown Salem the weekend of February 5-7. Weather-permitting, sculptures will be on display until at least February 16th! The beautiful ice sculptures will be installed downtown Salem beginning February 5, with themes including Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Minions, a Mermaid, and more!
The Salem Trolley will be offering trolley rides around the festival route weather permitting on February 6 & 7 for a minimal fee.
Many downtown businesses will offer discounts and special offerings during the festival. With more than 60 places to eat downtown, Salem is the perfect place to have a romantic dinner or casual lunch. In celebration of the chocolate festival, 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 discounts on diamond jewelry. Specific store and restaurant offerings will be available on brochures distributed throughout the downtown or online at SalemMainStreets.org.
Salem's So Sweet is produced by Salem Main Streets and the Salem Chamber of Commerce.