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Enjoy Winter Fun in Hershey, PA

Happy winter! There's so much fun to be had in The Sweetest Place On Earth in the wintertime, including zoo visits, winter getaways, lots of hot chocolate, and more sweet happenings.

Keep scrolling for some of our favorite winter activities in Hershey this season.

As you prepare for your visit to The Sweetest Place On Earth this season, please know that we are operating in accordance with guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and industry partners.

Visit the Zoo This Winter

Winter is a great time to visit ZooAmerica as many of the North American animals in the outdoor habitats like the gray wolves, river otters and snowy owls, are more active when the temperature drops. 

Indoor locations at the zoo are also open with capacity management and social distancing guidelines in place. Guests can visit five different regions of the zoo to see animals native to five regions of the North American continent – from the dry deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico to the expansive forests and tundra of Alaska and Canada.

ZooAmerica is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for family fun. As a reminder, ZooAmerica Annual Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited year-round visits to the zoo and 2021 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders get into the zoo for free, too. New ZooAmerica Passes are also on sale and include unlimited visits for 12 consecutive months after purchase. 

 ZooAmerica can also bring the zoo to you this winter through live virtual animal programs, encounters, training sessions and tours. Learn more here.

Warm Up With Hot Chocolate

A visit to Hershey in the wintertime is not complete without a sweet cup of Hershey hot chocolate to warm you up! Cocoa Beanery at Hershey Lodge has added hot chocolate bombs to their menu in a variety of flavors, including a Hershey's Chocolate Bar Bomb, Caramel Kiss Bomb, White Chocolate Raspberry Bomb, and Peanut Butter Blast Bomb. You can also get your hot chocolate fix from Cocoa Beanery on Research Blvd, which offers upside-down hot chocolate and hot chocolate bombs. Or, enjoy a hot chocolate bomb on the  breakfast menu at The Circular at The Hotel Hershey while taking in the beautiful views of the hotel's formal gardens. 

Don't forget about the very popular hot chocolate available at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey and MeltSpa by Hershey. Guests of The Chocolate Spa admit that sometimes they are just as excited for a warm cup of cocoa as for their service! 


This winter, a popular guest-favorite has returned at The Hotel Hershey. Sunday Brunch at The Circular, the hotel's flagship restaurant, is back to go! Allow the hotel's talented culinary team to create a delicious brunch for two. Choose from a selection of pastries, fresh fruit, brunch appetizers and more. Or, customize your brunch even further with breakfast sandwiches, savory entrees and classic favorites. Plus, add on specialty coffees and make-your-own Bloody Marys. Orders are due by noon on Saturdays. Pick up is from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays.

Winter Getaways at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark 

Book a winter getaway and save big when you stay at The Hotel HersheyHershey Lodge or Hersheypark Camping Resort this season. Plus, all guests receive FREE Resort Benefits including complimentary or discounted admission to area attractions. The below offers are valid on select dates through March 31, 2021.

  • Book 1 Night, Get 1 50% Off at The Hotel HersheyHershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort
  • Kids Stay, Play, Splash and Eat Free at Hershey Lodge

Please visit Our Promise To You to review the most up-to-date enhanced safety measures and protocols at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark.

Shop for Souvenirs at Hersheypark Supply Co.

For the first time ever, you can shop Hersheypark retail in the wintertime at Hersheypark Supply Co., while you wait for the Park to reopen for the season on April 2. The store is open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Swing by and peruse some of our top merchandise including new additions from HP Collections that make for great souvenirs and gifts.

Check out some of the awesome items available in-store here!

Cheer On The Hershey Bears

The Hershey Bears, Hershey's hometown hockey team, opened their season at GIANT Center in February. For options to follow the Bears, visit HersheyBears.com or follow them on social media.