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A Hershey Gardens Christmas

A 12-foot tall poinsettia tree. Visits with Santa. Holiday crafts and music. And stories told by Mrs. Claus. Hershey Gardens is filled with festivities sure to get everyone into the ho-ho-holiday spirit!



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The stage is set for the season in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory, which features a poinsettia “tree” towering more than 12 feet high—a perfect holiday family photo op. Weekends are filled with even more Yuletide joy, with activities occurring weekends in December leading up to Christmas. From 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 9 and 16, kids can share their Christmas wish list as they visit with Santa in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. Live holiday music will fill the air, and each child will receive a small garden gift. Included in admission..

Mrs. Claus will be getting in on the festivities, too! She’ll be hosting story time for kids on Sunday, December 3, 10 and 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids will also be able to make a holiday a craft. Included in admission.

Outside, Swan Lake Terrace will feature a 17-foot lit evergreen tree, perfect for yet another photo op with the family. Or if you’d rather be in the tropics for holidays, visit the Butterfly Atrium. Decorated with colorful plants for the holidays, the Butterfly Atrium is 80 degrees every day and filled with hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world!

Whether you're looking for a traditional favorite like a visit with Santa or a unique new holiday tradition, like a visit with tropical butterflies, Hershey Gardens offers festive fun for everyone.

Hershey Gardens is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including Saturdays and Sundays. The Gardens will be closed on Christmas Day and close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 24.


Love the colors of Christmas colors!

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