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December Sweet Happenings


  • Christmas In Hershey runs through December 31st with many holiday-themed activities for the whole family! Between all the twinkling lights, themed entertainment and dining, there is something for everyone.
    • Hersheypark Christmas Candylane:
      • NEW! Hersheypark increased the size of Candylane to include Midway America and doubled the twinkling lights to total over 4 million throughout the Park. For the first time, four roller coasters will be open! A brand new holiday entertainment show is sure to delight everyone.
      • Returning guest favorites include: Live Reindeer, Santa, ice skating and various kiddie rides.
    • Hershey Sweet Lights is back with over 60 illuminated displays and two miles of lights telling some favorite seasonal stories. The drive-thru holiday spectacular is a holiday tradition for many.
    • Visit ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and see more than 200 animals in their natural habitat. The animals, like people, are actually more active in cooler temperatures.
      • The Zoo is open daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m.
      • Don't forget our $5.50 Fridays are a great deal!
    • For pricing and more information visit www.Hersheypark.com.

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  • Christmas In Hershey Package
    • Available through December 29, 2015 when Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is open
    • Deluxe accommodations, Milk and cookies for four on night of arrival
    • One-day admission to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane per person, Admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights
    • Seasonal admission to Hershey Gardens,Admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience
  • Breakfast or Lunch With Santa Package (Lunch With Santa Package is only available at The Hotel Hershey)
    • Available select dates through December 20, 2015
    • Deluxe accommodations, Buffet Breakfast or Lunch with Santa per person
    • One-day admission to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane per person, Admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights
    • Seasonal admission to Hershey Gardens, Admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience
  • Hersheypark Ticket Offer at Hershey Lodge
  • Family New Year's Eve Package at Hershey Lodge
    • December 30, 2015 – January 1, 2016 (two night minimum)
    • Deluxe accommodations, Turndown gift
    • New Year’s Eve Dinner Reception and Family Carnival
    • Admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights
    • Admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience
  • New Year's Eve Celebration at The Hotel Hershey – NEW for 2015
    • Entertainment including Videokie, Pop Noggins, Dance Party with Interactive Games and Giveaways, and a Magic Show
    • Countdown to 2016
    • Grand Buffet Dinner
    • $95 (ages 12 and older), $65 (ages 3-11); includes tax and gratuity
    • Reservations are required and only available to overnight guests of The Hotel Hershey: 717-534-8800
    • Overnight room rates for The Hotel Hershey start at $359 per room, per night
  • For a full list of packages and savings, visit TheHotelHershey.com and www.HersheyLodge.com.

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  • Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, December 26th:
    • Holly Jolly Hot Chocolate Station at Hershey Lodge
    • Kids activity featuring hot chocolate, assorted toppings and a candy cane stirrer
    • $4.50 per child
  • Sunday and Monday, December 6th and 7th at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.:
    • Holiday with Dickens at The Hotel Hershey
    • This heartwarming show-of-the-season is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great, great grandson of literary master, Charles Dickens.
    • 3 p.m. Holiday Tea in The Fountain Lobby: $40 per person, including tax and gratuity
    • 6:30 p.m. Holiday Dinner in The Castilian Room: $99 per person, including tax and gratuity. Guests must be at least 14 years old to attend.
    • Reservations are required by calling 717-534-8800.
  • Saturday, December 19th at 1 and 5 p.m.:
    • Gingerbread Children’s Tea at Hershey Lodge
    • Kids will build an edible Gingerbread house, sip hot chocolate and teas and receive an apron. Event features kid-friendly buffet and chocolate desserts.
    • Price is $48 per adult and child pair ($20 for each additional person)
    • Reservations are required by calling 717-534-8601.
  • Friday, December 25th:
    • Hershey Lodge and The Hotel Hershey offer buffet-style Christmas meals and menu specials. Limited availability. Reservations required.
  • Select dates through Sunday, December 27th:
    • A Chocolate Avenue Christmas Dinner Theatre at Hershey Lodge
    • $55.95 for adults,
    • $29.95 for children ages 3-12

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  • Through January 31, 2016:
    • Peppermint Hot Chocolate Immersion ($195 Mon.-Thurs., $205 Fri.-Sun.)
      • Peppermint Scrub
      • Chocolate Fondue Wrap
  • Through February 26, 2016:
    • Peppermint Mocha Manicure & Pedicure ($140 Mon.-Thurs., $150 Fri.-Sun.)
  • For a full list of treatments and packages, visit ChocolateSpa.com.

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  • Saturday, December 5th: Hershey Symphony presents Holiday Spectacular
  • Sunday, December 6th: Straight No Chaser
  • Tuesday, December 8th – Wednesday, December 9th: “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”
  • Saturday, December 19th – Sunday, December 20th: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

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  • Tuesday, December 1st: WWE SmackDown
  • Friday, December 18th: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Wednesday, December 30th: Jeff Dunham

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  • Saturday, December 5 at 5 PM: Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Washington Capitals Night
  • Sunday, December 6 at 7 PM: Hershey Bears vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Teddy Bears Toss Night
  • Saturday, December 12 at 7 PM: Hershey Bears vs. Binghamtom Senators, Healthcare & Toys For Tots Night
  • Saturday, December 19 at 7 PM: Hershey Bears vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, UGI Snow Globe Night
  • Sunday, December 20 at 5 PM: Hershey Bears vs, Syracuse Crunch, Hall of Fame Night & Hersheypark Pass Night
  • Saturday, December 26 at 7 PM: Hershey Bears vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Sunday, December 27 at 5 PM: Hershey Bears vs. Binghamtom Senators
  • Tuesday, December 29 at 7 PM: Hershey Bears vs. Syracuse Crunch, Dietz & Watson Dollar Dog Night
  • Thursday, December 31 at 5 PM: Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

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  • December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26-31, 2015 (& January 1, 2016), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Little Elves Workshop. Kids decorate a chocolate clay ornament using icing and ribbon. Children can also play with vintage toys and pose in front of a snowy Hershey scene for a fun photo op. $5 per ornament.
  • December 5, 12 and 19, 2015; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Snowball Saturdays. Friendly indoor snowball fights are the feature of this event, in addition to story time and visits with winter characters, including a snowman. https://hersheystory.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/wreath-e1446757465446.jpg. Free.
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Rock Around the Clock. Kids can groove to five decades of party music throughout the day and participate in “Bubble-wrap stomps” at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Activities take place in the museum’s Grand Lobby and patio (weather permitting). Free.
  • Now through Friday, January 1, 2016; daily; times vary: Holiday-themed classes in the Chocolate Lab. Classes include Candy Cane Bark, Chocolate Reindeer, Create a Kris Kringle and Make a Very Merry Bar. Visit HersheyStory.org for a complete class schedule. Ticket purchase required; children must be 4 years old for the lab. www.HersheyStory.org| Facebook.com/HersheyStory | Instagram.com/the_hershey_story


  • December 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2015; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Santa's Secret Garden. Twinkling lights adorn the path to Santa and his secret garden. Kids can play with "snow," snap photos at the "elfie selfie" station, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make reindeer food and more. Families will receive special gift from Santa himself. Special appearances by winter weather creatures from ZooAmerica. Included with admission.

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  • See the sweetest building in Chocolatetown, USA – the seventh annual Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate House! This year, guests can add to the sweetness through the new Candy Canes For Kids fundraiser supporting Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Bring the entire family to take a photo with Santa at the sweet and unique Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate House! See website for dates & times.
  • Take a cozy trip on the Holly Jolly Trolley or journey through Hershey Sweet Lights on the Sweet Lights Trolley! See website for departure times.

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