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Fun Halloween Activities All Kids Under 5 Must Do

Halloween is the time of year where lots of kids enjoy dressing up as their favorite animal, super hero, or princess, going from house to house trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins. However, these typical Halloween rituals aren’t for everyone. If you’re making a visit to Hershey, and sweets, treats and front row seats aren’t for your little one, no problem! There are several Halloween activities throughout the destination that all kids under 5 must do.


Kids will be transformed into characters by creating colorful hand-painted images on their faces. It’s a fun way for kids to get in to the Halloween spirit, without dressing in a full costume. There are several locations throughout Hersheypark.

Treatville Entertainment

Kids will enjoy dancing and interacting with our new live entertainment, located at the exit of Treatville. Performing several times each day are “Treatville Tales,” “Boo Crew” and “Monster Party.” Head over to our Amphitheatre where the kids will have a screaming good time with the “Screaming Mummies,” a rockin’ band of misfit mummies performing Halloween tunes. The times of each show varies, so please visit our website for exact times.

Meet The Hersheypark Characters

No visit to Hersheypark would be complete without meeting our beloved Hershey’s Characters! Hershey Bar can be found near the Carrousel in Founder’s Way. Don’t miss seeing Reese by the Chevrolet Music Box Theatre, also located in Founder’s Way.

Fun For All At Hershey’s Chocolate World

For a limited time, the popular Trolley tours will feature Milton Hershey’s life story in a fall themed Trolley with plenty of treats and no tricks. If your kids enjoy dressing up, you’ll want to make sure they don’t miss Full Moon Fridays. Kids are encouraged to dress up and enter Hershey Hallow for spook-tacular music, dancing with the Hershey’s Characters and more ghostly activities.

Ghosts & Goodies at The Hershey Story Museum

Families can learn all about the history of chocolate at The Hershey Story Museum. For some added fun, kids may dress up in their Halloween costumes and create ghostly treats using Hershey’s candy. It’s important to note, this is a FREE event. For more information, please visit their website.

Pumpkin Glow at Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens lights up the night with more than 150 uniquely carved illuminated pumpkins and a variety of whimsical scarecrows that come to life along the path, during its annual Pumpkin Glow. Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to bring a flashlight, come in costume, trick-or-treat throughout the Gardens, watch live pumpkin carving demonstrations and lots more. For the complete list of activities, please visit their website.

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