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2022 Winter Itinerary: Things To Do in Hershey, Pa.

A guide to enjoying winter fun in The Sweetest Place On Earth

Hershey, Pa. is a year-round destination with lots to do and see, even with colder temperatures. Skip the crowds and visit The Sweetest Place On Earth using the winter guide below to plan your trip. There's no shortage of fun to help beat cabin fever!

Book a stay at The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark

With so much to do, start your trip by booking an overnight stay at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge or Hersheypark Camping Resort. On select dates through March 2022, guests can save big on a 2-night stay with our Book One Night, Get One 50% Off offer when you book by Jan. 31! Claim offer by using code: SAVE50.

Pro tip: All resort guests also receive FREE Resort Benefits, including free or discounted admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum, preferred pricing to ZooAmerica, on-site recreation and activities and more.

Daytime Activities 

Spend time with our animal friends at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park

Bundle up and stop by ZooAmerica, a North American Wildlife Park home to more than 200 animals native to the continent of North America. ZooAmerica is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in January-March. Keep an eye out for the animals that are more active in the winter like the gray wolves, river otters and snowy owls and learn unique facts about the North America animals. 

There are also two more Discovery Weekends in January, where kids ages 8 and under will get into the Zoo for free on Saturdays and Sundays with the purchase of a regular or senior ticket.

Relax with a treatment at MeltSpa by Hershey

Unwind after the busy holiday season with a seasonal treatment at MeltSpa by Hershey located in Downtown Hershey. Try one of the Chocolate Candycane Collection treatments including a relaxing massage, rebalancing facial, body wrap, and more. Hurry! The collection is only available through Jan. 31.  

Year-round, MeltSpa by Hershey also offers exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments including a sugar scrub, body wrap, manicure and pedicure.

Take a Chocolate Tour or Make Your Own Candy Bar at Hershey's Chocolate World

Conveniently located just across the plaza from Hersheypark, Hershey's Chocolate World offers many fun activities for you to participate in. Browse their selection of Hershey's exclusive chocolates and retail or take a ride on the free Chocolate Tour

Upgrade your experience by participating in the Create Your Own Candy Bar experience (please note it will be closed Jan. 24-Feb. 4 for routine maintenance).

Learn about Milton S. Hershey at The Hershey Story Museum

Through informative museum exhibits and interactive experiences, learn about the story of Milton S. Hershey and the town that bears his name. The Hershey Story provides an interactive experience for children and adults alike, making it a great stop for the whole family. 

If you have a sweet tooth, book a Chocolate Tasting and sample flights of warm drinking chocolate from around the world. 

Dinner Plans

Enjoy fun to table at The Chocolatier 

In between activities, grab a bite to eat at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio. This can't-miss restaurant is located just outside of Hersheypark in Hershey's Chocolatetown and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in January-March 2022 (hours subject to change). The Chocolatier serves up family fare with a fun spin, and hints of chocolate, features past and present pieces from the Hersheypark ride collection and celebrates the life and legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey.

Check out the top 10 must-try items recommended by our guests. For guests 21 and over, stop by for Happy Hour at The Chocolatier on Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. with discounts on drinks and appetizers. 

Evening Events

See a show at Hershey Theatre or GIANT Center

If you have yet to see a show at the historic Hershey Theatre or our 10,500-seat arena, this winter is the perfect time to knock it off your bucket list. Hosts to a wide-variety of entertainment, there's sure to be a show for you. Check out what's coming to Hershey Theatre and GIANT Center when planning your visit.

Upcoming shows:

Hershey Theatre 

GIANT Center

Root for the Hershey Bears at a home game

Cheer for the hometown AHL team, the Hershey Bears, as they fight for the division lead this season. The Bears will host 12 home games at GIANT Center between now and the end of March with a few key promotional nights coming soon including the GIANT Teddy Bear Toss Night on Jan. 22 and Hersheypark Pass Nights on Jan. 23, Feb. 2 and Mar. 2. Limited tickets remain for the GIANT Teddy Bear Toss Night and the Jan. 23 Hersheypark Pass Night.