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Salem’s So Sweet Ice Sculptures Around Town
You are invited 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!
This year, we have a record-breaking 25 beautiful ice sculptures that grace downtown Salem starting 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 – plus an actual ice bar on Rockafellas’ patio! A map can be found in the brochure (available in shops around town) during the festival and online at salemsosweet.com. Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 5 pm to 9 pm, when the sculptures will be illuminated between by Retonica!
The Salem Trolley offers trolley rides around the festival route weather permitting on February 11 & 12 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 “Sweet 10% Promotion” – 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. 11 and 12 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, including:
Good Night Fatty Pop-Up at Notch Brewing
Sweet Treats & Valentine’s Day Crafts at the House of the Seven Gables
Queen of Hearts High Tea at Jolie Tea Company
The Romance of Food Tour with Salem Food Tours
How Sweet It Is: Photography Exhibition at Kan.del
18th Century Foodways at The Witch House
A full list of ice sculptures, participating businesses, and promotions is listed at SalemsSoSweet.com, and will be available in brochures around town during the festival.