13th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival Runs Feb 6 to 15
SALEM – Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants and businesses invite you to attend the 13th 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!
The festival officially kicks off with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 6th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 227 Essex Street. This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores and sweet shops.
Tickets can now be purchased online, by calling 978-744-0004, or at the Salem Chamber of Commerce, 265 Essex Street, Suite 101.
This year there will be more than 15 beautiful ice sculptures that will grace downtown Salem starting February 7. This year’s themes will include a mermaid, ruby slippers, a wedding cake, and much more!
The Salem Trolley offers trolley rides around the festival route weather permitting on February 7 & 8 for a minimal fee of $2 per adult, free for kids. Pick-up locations will be at the Visitor Center, Pickering Wharf, and near Rockafellas on Washington Street.
Many downtown businesses will be offering chocolate samplings and great discounts around downtown Salem the weekend of February 7-8, with some continuing until February 15th in celebration of Valentine’s Day! 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 and online at www.salemmainstreets.org closer to the festival dates.