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I am SO excited for Christmas! I know we aren’t even in to fall yet, but Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Although, I’m not a fan of cold weather, I love all that comes with Christmas time. Hershey, PA has all sorts of family fun activities to make this time of the year better for you. We cannot wait to visit and show our 3 year old all that Hershey has to offer.

Christmas in Hershey, PA Creates Family Traditions

Christmas Candylane, Hershey Sweet Lights & More Returning to

Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth

(Hershey, Pa. – September 13, 2017) – Celebrate this holiday season with a trip to Hershey, Pa., and make memories that last a lifetime. The magic of the holidays comes to life during Christmas In Hershey holiday events, with new additions and old favorites, including:

Christmas Candylane at Hersheypark

Christmas Candylane holiday attraction will feature a new addition to the coaster line-up –

Sidewinder coaster will join favorites Wildcat, sooperdooperLooper, Cocoa Cruiser, Wild Mouse and Laff Trakk coasters that will open during Christmas Candylane (weather permitting). The new for 2017 Hershey Triple Towers attraction will also be one of the more than 50 rides open for the season.

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Four million sparkling lights will illuminate and excite as you make your way through Hersheypark Amusement Park. A new holiday show, A Music Box Christmas, will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. And iconic Christmas Candylane activities will return, including: Santa and his live reindeer, Rudolph’s Skating Pond, and NOEL, the breathtaking light show.

Christmas Candylane begins Friday, November 10 and is open on select dates through Sunday, January 1, 2018. For operational hours and dates visit www.Hersheypark.com.

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Hershey Sweet Lights

Drive through two miles of lighted displays from the comfort of your car in Hershey Sweet Lights attraction. Enjoy illuminated holiday lights through the fields and wooded trails while listening to holiday music. Hershey Sweet Lights begins Friday, November 10 and is open daily through Monday, January 1, 2018.  For operational hours and dates visit www.Hersheypark.com.

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The Hotel Hershey & Hershey Lodge

  • Stay overnight at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark for a sweet holiday getaway. Overnight guests of Hershey Lodge receive exclusive access to Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge indoor pool complex. The complex includes two interactive indoor pools, Twizzlers Twists Slides, Reese’s Water Walk, water play structures, 24-hour arcade and the Cocoa Cabana dining location with a full bar.

  • The Woodside Cottages at The Hotel Hershey make for a memorable holiday experience. The most premium accommodations at the Hotel, the Woodside Cottages luxury accommodations feature larger bedrooms, world-class bathrooms and private outdoor entrances. Individual rooms or full cottages are available for reservations. Guests who reserve a full four- or six-bedroom cottage receive access to a multi-functional great room with cathedral ceilings, fireplace, microwave and wet bar.

  • New for 2017 is the Hersheypark Happy Christmas Package, available at Hershey Lodge and The Hotel Hershey during the holiday season:

o   Available at Hershey Lodge November 10 – December 29, 2017 (two-night stay; when Christmas Candylane is in operation)

o   Available at The Hotel Hershey November 10 – December 30, 2017 (two-night stay; when Christmas Candylane is in operation)

Package Includes: Deluxe accommodations for two nights, milk and cookies for four on night of arrival, two-day admission to Christmas Candylane per person, admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights, admission to Hershey Gardens (including the year-round Butterfly Atrium), and admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience.

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  • Additional overnight packages during the holiday season include:

o   Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Package

  • Available at Hershey Lodge November 10 – December 29, 2017 (when Christmas Candylane is in operation)

  • Available at The Hotel Hershey November 10 – December 30, 2017 (when Christmas Candylane is in operation)

  • Package Includes: Deluxe accommodations, milk & cookies for four on night of arrival, one-day admission to Christmas Candylane per person, admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights, admission to Hershey Gardens (including the year-round Butterfly Atrium), and admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience.

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o   Breakfast With Santa Package

  • Available at Hershey Lodge November 27 – December 24, 2017 (Friday & Saturday nights)

  • Available at The Hotel Hershey November 24 – December 24, 2017 (Friday & Saturday nights)

  • Package Includes: Deluxe accommodations, breakfast buffet with Santa per person, one-day admission to Christmas Candylane holiday attraction per person, admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights attraction, admission to Hershey Gardens (including the year-round Butterfly Atrium), and admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience.

o   Lunch With Santa Package

  • Available at The Hotel Hershey November 24 – December 24, 2017 (Friday nights)

  • Package Includes: Deluxe accommodations, lunch buffet with Santa per person, one-day admission to Christmas Candylane per person, admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights, admission to Hershey Gardens (including the year-round Butterfly Atrium), and admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience.

Visit www.HersheyLodge.com and/or www.TheHotelHershey.com for more information.

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Relaxation in Hershey, PA

New for 2017 is MeltSpa by Hershey day spa. Located in the heart of downtown Hershey at 11 E Chocolate Ave., MeltSpa by Hershey features exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments and additional services including:

  • Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Sugar Scrub

  • Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Body Wrap

  • Hershey’s Sweet Hands & Feet Dark Chocolate Treatment

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey features special winter-themed treatments, including:

  • Holiday Season Sampler

November 1January 31

$185 MondayThursday, $195 Fri-Sun

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate Immersion

December 1January 31

$195 MondayThursday, $205 Fri-Sun

  • Peppermint Mocha Manicure & Pedicure

December 1February 28

$140 MondayThursday, $150 Fri-Sun

Visit www.MeltSpa.com and/or www.ChocolateSpa.com for more information.

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Dining In Hershey, PA

Holiday with Dickens at The Hotel Hershey

Sunday, December 3: 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Tea ($40) and 6:30 p.m. Holiday Dinner ($99)

This heartwarming show-of-the-season is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great, great grandson of literary master, Charles Dickens. During his energetic one-man show, Dickens brings A Christmas Carol to life. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 717-534-8800.

Visit www.Hersheypa.com for more information.

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Entertainment

Amazing festive shows will be featured in Hershey, Pa. during the holiday season.

The dates and times are listed below:

  • Rudolph – December 6 and 7 at Hershey Theatre

  • Hershey Symphony presents Holiday Spectacular – December 9 at Hershey Theatre

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra – December 15 at Giant Center

  • George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” – December 16 and 17 at Hershey Theatre

  • Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith Christmas Tour – December 17 at Giant Center

  • Straight No Chaser – December 23 at Hershey Theatre

Visit www.HersheyEntertainment.com for tickets and more information.

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ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park

Wild Winter Treats – Watch as our animals get into the holiday spirit with a special winter treat.

  • December 23-29

Wild Winter Adventures – During this program you’ll learn how animals survive in the cold winter months and get up-close with animal encounters and more.

  • December 16-17, 27-30

Visit www.ZooAmerica.com for more information.

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The Hershey Story Museum

  • Little Elves Workshop – Participants will roll, cut and ice their creations and design their own packaging. $5.00 per ornament; adults may accompany participating children at no charge. Available select dates November 18January 1 at 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Snowball Saturdays – Friendly indoor snowball fights are the centerpiece of this holiday event!  Free; admission to the Museum Experience not required. Available December 2, 9 & 16, scheduled times between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

  • Holiday-Themed Chocolate Lab Classes – Ticket purchase required; children must be at least four years old to enter the lab. Available daily beginning November 11 – January 1, 2018, class times vary.

  • NYE Bubble Wrap Stomps – Kids can celebrate the New Year with bubble wrap stomps on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Free; admission to the Museum Experience not required.

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Visit www.HersheyStory.org for more information.

Hershey Gardens

  • Saturdays: December 2, 9 and 16, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Visit with Santa while enjoying live music in the Welcome Pavilion.

  • Sundays: December 3, 10 and 17, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Kids can make a holiday craft and enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus.

Visit www.HersheyGardens.org for more information.

Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction

Hershey’s Chocolate World Holiday Activities:

  • Breakfast with Santa – Doors open at 7:15 a.m., Breakfast Buffet is from 7:30-9:00 a.m. November 18 & 19, 25 & 26 and December 2 (Sold Out) & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 26- 30

  • See the unique Annual Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate House! Every inch is covered in Hershey’s confectionery products and a sweet donation is made to Children’s Miracle Network.

  • Hershey Sweet Lights Trolley: Journey through Hershey Sweet Lights, a magical holiday light display, on board an old-fashioned trolley. Our trolley conductor will have carols, HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates, and creative commentary to entertain you and your family.

  • Holly Jolly Trolley: Take a cozy trip on an old-fashioned trolley which is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit with caroling, stories, and even a special visit from a certain jolly, old elf.

Visit www.Hersheys.com/ChocolateWorld for more information.

About Hersheypark:

Hersheypark was founded in 1907 by chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey as a picnic and pleasure grounds for the employees of his chocolate factory and the residents of the town of Hershey. Today the park has grown to 121-acres with more than 70 rides and attractions, including 13 exhilarating roller coasters. Included in the one-price admission of Hersheypark amusement park is The Boardwalk at Hersheypark waterpark, with 14 unique water attractions and 29 private rental cabanas; and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre, walk-through zoo that cares for more than 200 animals representing more than 60 species. In addition, the Park features live daily entertainment, retail shopping, family games and numerous food and beverage options. To stay current on all the happenings at Hersheypark, please connect with our branded social media channels – Hersheypark on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter plus Snapchat as Hersheyparksnap. For information about Hersheypark, visit www.hersheypark.com

About HE&R: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, Giant Center arena, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, Hersheypark Camping Resort, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, MeltSpa by Hershey, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.

© 2017 Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. Trademarks appearing in bold or italics are owned or used by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company under license or with permission. All rights reserved.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, by providing value to Milton Hershey School, the largest home and school in the world, as it continues to provide opportunities for children in need.

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Dana Rodriguez

Friday 15th of September 2017

I would love to visit there. So many things to do! I really sounds like a lot of fun.

Dana Rodriguez

Friday 15th of September 2017

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