Frozen in Salem

Seeing as it’s Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d bring you a little something sweet to celebrate (we admit it – we’re notorious procrastinators when it comes to Valentine’s gifts).  Last year, we brought you on a delicious field trip to Harbor Sweets.  This year, we took another field trip to Salem to explore Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival, an annual event that celebrates February’s defining characteristics: cold weather and chocolate.

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DSC_0472Every year, just as love starts to warm up the chilly February air, Salem shows off its sweet side.  Kicking off with a Chocolate & Wine Tasting event, Salem’s So Sweet brings 2 weeks of sweet, savory fun to help you fight off the harsh winter weather.  The Golden Ticket, available at many participating businesses, is your key to special discounts and offerings throughout Salem.  Receive 15% off your purchase at Harbor Sweets, fabulous discounts in the Salem Witch Museum’s gift shop, or try the delicious Salem’s So Sweet Special at Finz.  Don’t forget to have your ticket validated – you can enter to win the wonderful Salem’s So Sweet gift basket.  Could it get any sweeter than that?

Well, yes, it can!  As you walk around the city, enjoy the ice sculptures placed around downtown.  Sponsored by local businesses and attractions, these sculptures range from the whimsical to the humorous, thought-provoking, adorable, and fun.

Unfortunately for us, the frequent snowstorms this year had delayed our trip to the festival.  This cloud has a silver lining, however; thanks to the extremely cold weather, the ice sculptures have been wonderfully preserved throughout the event.  So, why not spend Valentine’s with your sweetheart and explore all that Salem has to offer this winter?  The Festival runs through this Sunday, February 15th.  For more information, please click here.

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