Friday, Feb 07, 2020 6:30p -
Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 9:00p
Art, Festivals & Fairs, Food
Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 18th 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!
Chocolate & Wine Tasting Kick-off Event
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 6:30 pm, Colonial Hall at Rockafellas
This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores, and sweet shops. Participating businesses include Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream, Far From The Tree Cider, Harbor Sweets Handmade Chocolates, Kakawa Chocolate House. Ledger Restaurant, Pamplemousse Salem, Regatta Pub at the Salem Waterfront Hotel, Rockafellas, Root, Rumson’s Rum/Pirate Dog Brand, Turtle Alley Chocolates II, and Ye Olde Pepper Companie.
Ice Sculptures around Town – Starting Feb. 8, 2020
Every year, we install 20+ beautiful ice sculptures that grace downtown Salem starting February 8. A full list and map of sculptures can be found below.
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).
Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 8, when the sculptures will be illuminated between by Retonica!
Golden Ticket and Additional Events – Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
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. Participating businesses and their promotions can be found below.