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2023 Christmas Candylane Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment and Festive Lights Bring Holiday Cheer to Hersheypark

Christmas Candylane is the most wonderful time of the year at Hersheypark, as 5 million lights are twinkling; some thrilling coasters are running; the hot chocolate is flowing; and holiday tunes are playing. If a visit to Christmas Candylane is on your holiday to-do list, here is a guide to the merriest shows and sweetest entertainment offerings to put you in the holiday spirit. 

NOEL Light Show

The guest-favorite NOEL light show features more than 250,000 dancing lights synchronized to classic holiday tunes. One of our favorite places to see the show is from Skyview, a gondola-style ride that soars right overtop of NOEL. Guests can even see the lights glistening off of the water from Spring Creek! Kissing Tower also provides a spectacular view of the more than 5 million lights that blanket the Park.

Times: Begins nightly at 5 p.m. with showtimes every half hour
Location: The Hollow 

Sweet Greets with Hershey Characters

Looking to escape the cold? Guests can warm up inside the heated theatre while getting photos with Hershey Characters dressed in winter costumes.

Times: Vary by day. Please refer to the Hersheypark app on the day of your visit.
Location: Chevrolet Music Box Theatre 

Mrs. Claus' Dance Party

Mrs. Claus is on her way right down Santa Claus Lane, and she's brought along some familiar North Pole faces! It's time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this bright and colorful Holiday Dance Party! 

Times: 7 PM when the Park is open 5-9 PM
2 PM, 4:30 PM & 7 PM when the Park is open 12-9 PM  
Location: Founders Way Pavillion

Our Friends from the Sea

Visitors may be surprised to know that our friends from the sea still perform at Hersheypark during Christmas Candylane, weather permitting. 

Times: 1 PM and 2:30 PM on days the Park opens at 12 PM
Location: Aquatheatre

Other Christmas Candylane  Entertainment

Some other sweet entertainment offerings are also included with admission to Christmas Candylane. Have you heard? Santa is coming to town! 

Location: Children can meet Santa in Founders Way under the pavilion during all operating hours through Dec. 24. 

Santa's nine reindeer make a special stop at Christmas CandylaneHersheypark is one of the only places in the Northeast where families can get an up-close look at all nine live reindeer, including Rudolph, during all hours of operation through Jan. 1. 

Location: Reindeer Stables near Fahrenheit