Salem's So Sweet
Salem might be known for its Halloween magic, but the annual three-day Salem's So Sweet event brings a bit of enchantment to the city every February. More than two dozen shimmering ice sculptures dot the downtown —catch the Salem Trolley tour to view them in heated comfort. A wine and chocolate tasting kicks off the event on Friday night, and merchants offer up special sweets, treats, and discounts throughout the weekend.
Christmas in Rockport
A three-week holiday extravaganza, Christmas in Rockport lets you wander from shop to quaint shop, taking in the lighted Christmas lights and celebratory decorations, greet Santa as he arrives on a lobster boat, indulge in art with the gallery stroll, shop for unique gifts at the makers market, and much more.