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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Hershey, PA!

Ring in 2022 with a fun lineup of family-friendly activities in Hershey, PA! Head to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, open from noon to 4 p.m., for delicious seasonal treats, 5 million holiday lights, Santa's (resting) reindeer, and select rides and coasters (weather permitting). Spend some time with a wonderful array of North American animals at ZooAmerica. Open from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Zoo residents in the outdoor habitats become more active when the temperature drops. A reminder that Zoo admission is included with your Hersheypark ticket when entering the Park during hours of operation only. Hop in the car and marvel at more than 600 holiday light displays through two miles of fields and wooded trails at Hershey Sweet Lights presented by T-Mobile, open from 5 to 10 p.m. Our newest dining outlet, The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio, will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with limited walk-ins accepted for guests without a reservation. 

The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue features a variety of activities throughout the day including Little Elves Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can participate in the New Year’s Eve Countdown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with bubble wrap stomps at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. free on the patio, weather permitting. Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers fun for all and sweets to enjoy. 

For the 17th year, New Year's Eve Hershey will delight guests with a roster of free events. Numerous culinary vendors arrive near Chocolatetown Square by 8 p.m. Two live bands will entertain revelers starting at 9 p.m. Very Fine Gentlemen, a 5-piece instrumental jazz-funk band from Harrisburg, will play until 10 p.m. Fully Stocked takes the stage from 10:30 p.m. until 11:55 p.m. Fully Stocked is a six-person cover band that pumps out good energy and fun with rock and pop songs from the 1970s to today. The evening culminates with the annual Hershey's Kiss raise and fireworks at midnight.


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