Salem’s So Sweet 2021

Looking for an outdoor activity? Travel to Salem, Massachusetts to revel in delectable chocolate and sparkling ice sculptures! A welcomed annual pre-Valentine’s Day tradition, Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival, is organized by Salem Main Streets, Salem Chamber of Commerce, and Destination Salem. Shop boutiques and emporiums. Muse in historic homes and museums. Devour and delight in quaint restaurants and sweet bakeries. All the while, strolling the walkways, alleyways, and main streets in search of glistening sculptures of ice.

Ice sculptures, by Ice Effects, were installed on Saturday, February 6th and will stay up through Saturday, February 14th, as long as the weather permits. I would advise, if you are even thinking about viewing the works of art, to do so as soon as possible. A few of the sculptures have already had some delicate parts broken off, such as, the word ‘Vikings’ in 3. Thanking All Alumni on the Front Lines, sponsored by Salem State University, the rabbits limbs in 9. Down the Rabbit Hole, sponsored by Jolie Tea Company, and the horse’s head in 8. Rocking Horse, sponsored by Maria’s Sweet Somethings.

Map of Salem Ice Sculptures Stroll

The following ice sculpture photographs correspond with the numbers (1 – 17) shown on the above, ‘Map of Salem Ice Sculptures Stroll’.

1. Owl and the Moon, sponsored by Witch City Wicks and Moon Baby Hair Salon
2. The World, sponsored by The Journeymasters
3. Thinking of All the Alumni on the Front Lines, sponsored by Salem State University
4. Kids in Snow, sponsored by Salem Cycle
5. Fish, sponsored by Turner’s Seafood
6. Joan of Arc Sword and Shield, sponsored by Coons Card & Gift Shop
7. Sweets, sponsored by Goldberg Properties
8. Rocking Horse, sponsored by Maria’s Sweet Somethings
9. Down the Rabbit Hole, sponsored by Jolie Tea Company
10. Love Letter to Salem, sponsored by Creative Collective and Salem Main Streets
11. 2021 Picture Frame, sponsored by Trolley Depot Emporium 32, Modern Millie Shop, Salem Trolley, The Coven’s Cottage, and Pamplemousse
12. Gingerbread House, sponsored by Witch City Mall: A Sacred Place of Wellness, Bewitched in Salem, Essex’s NY Pizza & Deli, Jodi Bee Bakes, Lotus Gifts, nAGLY, Polonus European Deli, Prime Mortgage, Remix Church, Silver Moon Comics and Collectables, Thai Place, Village Tavern, Witch Pix, and Witch’s Tee
13. Hello Kitty Phone, sponsored by the Peabody Essex Museum
14. Piggy Bank, sponsored by St. Jean’s Credit Union
15. Sailboat, sponsored by Salem Waterfront Hotel and Regatta Pub
16. Candy, sponsored by The House of Seven Gables and Ye Olde Pepper Companie
17. Bakery, sponsored by Coffee Time Bake Shop

Which sculpture is your favorite? Comment below!


One response to “Salem’s So Sweet 2021

  1. Sorry, we missed this. But the pandemic has put the fritz on what used to be a pretty much monthly trip to Salem. Our favorite location is the front counter at the Red Line. Sipping coffee and watching the scene parade by on a Sunday morning.

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