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5 Tips to Stay Warm on a Cold Night at Christmas Candylane

Bundle Up The Family for a Sweet Holiday Visit to Hersheypark

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is so delightful! This time of year can be pretty nippy out, but there are plenty of ways for the family to stay warm during a visit to Christmas Candylane this holiday season. Follow these five tips to warm up on a cold night in The Sweetest Place On Earth.

Tip 1: Take a Ride Inside

Three rides slated to be open for Christmas Candylane offer guests a break from the cold. Reese’s Cupfusion, our all-new interactive gaming ride, is a fun option for the whole family. Guests are assigned a mission to become an agent, protect the factory and ensure the world is never deprived of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by stunning intruders using an amplifier. There is even a holiday scene! Thrill seekers will enjoy Laff Trakk, an indoor, spinning, glow-coaster complete with Christmas decor for the holiday season! Kissing Tower is another option that provides breathtaking views of the more than 4 million lights decorating Hersheypark. Please note that cold temperatures may impact what rides can open. 

Tip 2: Sit Back and Enjoy a Holiday Show

Guests can warm up inside the heated Chevrolet Music Box Theatre while enjoying The Littlest Tree holiday show. The audience will go on a journey with Carl the Elf as he searches for the perfect family for his Christmas tree, Douglas. The only problem is that Douglas is the littlest tree on the lot at Santa’s Tree Farm.

Tip 3: Get Your Gaming On

Overlook Arcade, the largest arcade in Hersheypark, is open during Christmas Candylane. Not only can guests play video games and Skeeball in this arcade, but they can also visit with the big man himself. Santa will be in his Candy Cottage, which is located in the same building as Overlook Arcade, during all hours of operation. Children can tell him their Christmas wishes and pose for a photo with him - a sweet souvenir!

Tip 4: Grab a Photo with Hershey Characters

Just across the way from Overlook Arcade in the Kissing Tower Hill area is a Character Photo Stop. Guests can meet their favorite Hershey Characters and get their photo with them at this indoor, heated photo opportunity. 

Tip 5: Sip on Signature Hot Chocolate

Last, but certainly not least, our signature hot chocolate is sure to keep guests warm all day (and night) long! Signature hot chocolate is available for purchase at many stands throughout the Park during Christmas Candylane. Guests can buy an All-Day Souvenir Mug for $12, which allows them to drink free hot beverages all day on the day of their visit. They will also receive $1 refills for the remainder of the season. An All-Season Souvenir Mug is also available for $17 for anyone planning to visit more than once. The deal offers free hot beverages during every visit to Christmas Candylane in 2019. The best part is that $1 from the purchase of either of these mugs benefits the Children’s Miracle Network.

The Hot Chocolate Bar at Simply Chocolate is also open for Christmas Candylane. There are five different varieties for chocolate lovers to choose from. Each hot chocolate is $6.60 and comes topped with whipped cream, candies and a cookie bar.

Bonus: Hershey Sweet Lights

If the cold isn’t really your thing, we’ve still got a holiday offering for you that involves lights, music and warmth. Hershey Sweet Lights, a drive-through attraction that features nearly 600 illuminated light displays, is open nightly through Jan. 1, 2020. Guests drive along two miles of fields and wooded trails while enjoying the lights from the comfort of their car. For a limited time, 2019 Season Pass holders who renew to a Full Size or upgrade to a King Size Season Pass will receive free unlimited visits to Hershey Sweet Lights through the end of the year.

Visit Today!

Christmas Candylane is open daily through Jan. 1, 2020 with the exception of Christmas Day. Tickets are $30.95 and can be purchased on Hersheypark.com. As a special gift, anyone who purchases a 2020 Full Size or King Size Season Pass can enjoy free unlimited visits to Christmas Candylane this year.