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Christmas in Hershey Brings Seasonal Charm to Chocolate Town U.S.A.

Holiday Events Begin November 10 in Hershey, PA

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(Hershey, Pa. – November 2, 2017) – The magic of the holidays comes to life during Christmas In Hershey seasonal events, with new additions and old favorites, including:

Christmas Candylane at Hersheypark

Christmas Candylane holiday attraction will feature:

  • A new addition to the roller coaster line-up – Sidewinder coaster will join favorites Wildcat, sooperdooperLooper, Cocoa Cruiser, Wild Mouse and Laff Trakk coasters that will open during the Christmas Candylane holiday event (weather permitting). The new for 2017 Hershey Triple Towers attraction also will be one of the more than 50 rides open for the season.

  • Four million sparkling lights will illuminate and excite as you make your way through Hersheypark Amusement Park. A new holiday show, A Music Box Christmas, will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. And iconic Christmas Candylane activities will return, including Santa and his live reindeer, Rudolph’s Skating Pond, and NOEL, the breathtaking light show.

Christmas Candylane holiday attraction begins Friday, November 10 and is open on select dates through Monday, January 1, 2018. For operational hours and dates visit www.Hersheypark.com.

Hershey Sweet Lights

Drive through two miles of lighted displays from the comfort of your car in Hershey Sweet Lights attraction. Hershey Sweet Lights attraction begins Friday, November 10 and is open daily through Monday, January 1, 2018. For operational hours and dates visit www.Hersheypark.com.

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park

The zoo is open year round with Wild Winter Treats, Wild Winter Adventures, specialty tours and more available at ZooAmerica wildlife park during this holiday season.

Visit www.ZooAmerica.com for more information.

The Hotel Hershey & Hershey Lodge

  • New for 2017 is the Hersheypark Happy! Christmas Package, available at Hershey Lodge and The Hotel Hershey resorts during the holiday season.

Package Includes: Deluxe accommodations for two nights, milk and cookies for four on night of arrival, two-day admission to Christmas Candylane holiday attraction per person, admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights attraction, admission to Hershey Gardens (including the year-round Butterfly Atrium), and admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience.

Visit www.HersheyLodge.com and/or www.TheHotelHershey.com for more packages and information.

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey

There will be special holiday-themed treatments, ranging from peppermint hot chocolate immersions to holiday season samplers. These will be offered select times, November 1 through February 28. To see a full list of treatments visit www.ChocolateSpa.com.

MeltSpa by Hershey

New for 2017 is MeltSpa by Hershey day spa. Located in the heart of downtown Hershey at 11 E Chocolate Ave., MeltSpa by Hershey features exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments and additional services. To see a full list of treatments visit www.MeltSpa.com.

Dining In Hershey, PA

Holiday with Dickens at The Hotel Hershey resort

The holiday tradition returns on Sunday, December 3 with a 3:00 p.m. Holiday Tea ($40) and Holiday Dinner ($99) at 6:30 p.m.

Visit www.Hersheypa.com for more information.


Amazing festive shows will be featured in Hershey, Pa., during the holiday season.

  • “Rudolph” - December 6 and 7 at Hershey Theatre

  • Hershey Symphony presents Holiday Spectacular – December 9 at Hershey Theatre

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra – December 15 at Giant Center

  • George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” – December 16 and 17 at Hershey Theatre

  • Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith Christmas Tour – December 17 at Giant Center

  • Straight No Chaser - December 23 at Hershey Theatre

Visit www.HersheyEntertainment.com for tickets and more information.