Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival

Schedule of Events

5 pm to 8 pm: Evening Illumination of Ice Sculptures

Over 25+ ice sculptures will be on display for viewing around town during the festival. A special sneak peek with a limited number of sculptures will be illuminated on Friday night on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and Lappin Park only, and on Saturday night all of the sculptures will be lit. Sculptures will be illuminated between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. both nights, weather permitting. SPECIAL this year, traveling installation Brighter Ignited by Tova Speter will be on display during the illumination, brought to us by the Jewish Arts Collaborative and sponsored by Creative Collective.

The Chocolate Hearts Challenge

Play the "Chocolate Hearts Challenge:, a game where customers can scan a QR code posted near the point of sale at participating businesses for a chance to win prizes. A purchase by the customer is not required but is highly encouraged.

An app-based game with QR codes in businesses around town offering a range of prizes

Sweet treats and deals at many of the amazing local shops and eateries all weekend!