Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Festival – Feb. 9 through Feb. 11, 2018!
Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 15th annual 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!
Salem's So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival officially kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 9, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at Colonial Hall, 231 Essex Street. This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores and sweet shops.
Colonial Hall is located at 231 Essex Street on top of Rockafellas. The entrance to Colonial Hall is along the Essex Street side of the building.
Ice Sculptures around Town – Starting Feb. 10, 2018
Last year, we had a record-breaking 25 beautiful ice sculptures that grace downtown Salem, starting the morning of February 11. Some of the themes for this year’s ice sculptures will include the Queen of Hearts, Cinderella’s Carriage, a goat named Bella and more – including actual ice bars at Rockafellas’ and the Regatta Pub! Stay tuned for more information about this year’s sculptures.
Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 10, when the sculptures will be illuminated between by Retonica!
Golden Ticket and Additional Events – Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
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. 10 and 11 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.