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If you’re looking for the perfect way to escape the chaos of the holiday season, even just for a day or two, celebrate this holiday season with a trip to Hershey, PA and make memories that last a lifetime! The holidays come to life during the holidays with festive holiday events and so much more. So if you’re looking for a fun new tradition to start just want to getaway for a weekend here are 10 Reasons to Plan a Hersheypark Christmas Getaway.


Celebrating it’s 35th anniversary this year, the Christmas Candylane holiday attraction will feature more than 50 rides (weather permitting), including 40 rides for children and six roller coasters: Sidewinder, Wildcat, sooperdooperLooper, Cocoa Cruiser, Wild Mouse and Laff Trakk. Four million sparkling lights will illuminate and excite as you make your way through Hersheypark amusement park, in addition to the dazzling NOEL light show choreographed with holiday music.

Christmas Candylane activities will also return as Santa and all nine of his reindeer make a special stop at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane. Santa is available during all operating hours and families can stop by the reindeer stables to get an up-close look at their favorite reindeer live, including Rudolph! Our signature hot chocolate will keep you warm and our holiday show Up on the Rooftop in our heated Music Box Theater will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Christmas Candylane begins Friday, November 16 and is open on select dates through Tuesday, January 1, 2019; online tickets are less than $20 when guests purchase tickets online before November 20. For operational hours and dates, visit www.Hersheypark.com.


Load the family in the car and head over to Hershey Sweet Lights. Drive through two miles of lighted displays from the comfort of your car as part of the Hershey Sweet Lights attraction. Enjoy illuminated holiday lights through fields and wooded trails while listening to holiday music. Hershey Sweet Lights begins Friday, November 16 and is open daily through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. For operational hours and dates visit www.Hersheypark.com.


Book a stay overnight at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark for a sweet holiday getaway and even more holiday fun. The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge properties offer a “Breakfast with Santa,” “Hersheypark Christmas Candylane” and “Hersheypark Happy Christmas” packages during the holiday season. The Hotel Hershey also offers a “Lunch with Santa” package. All packages include deluxe accommodations, admission to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, Hershey Sweet Lights, Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum, plus a dining experience.

Overnight guests of Hershey Lodge resort receive exclusive access to Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, the indoor pool complex that 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 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.

Hersheypark Camping Resort campground is open year-round and features two-bedroom deluxe log cabins. These popular accommodations sleep up to seven guests and provide campers with amenities such as heat, bathroom with a shower, kitchenette, dining area and living room area with sofa and TV.

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