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Guide to Celebrating Your Birthday in Hershey, PA

Celebrate your special day in The Sweetest Place On Earth

Your time in The Sweetest Place On Earth just got sweeter by choosing to celebrate in Hershey, Pa.! With all of its attractions and options for all ages, Hershey is the perfect destination to celebrate a birthday with something everyone can enjoy. Here is a list of ideas and ways to best spend your birthday visit.

Make a Reservation at one of our Premier Dining Locations

One of the best ways to celebrate a birthday with your family, your significant other or even by yourself is to have a celebratory dinner! Lucky for you, Hershey has nothing short of exceptional dining options with chocolate for dessert, of course.

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio is the newest addition to our dining experiences and is a great choice to celebrate a birthday! Located in the Hershey’s Chocolatetown region at Hersheypark, The Chocolatier features a wide variety of family fare with a fun spin and hints of chocolate, while the setting plays homage to Milton S. Hershey, his legacy and everything he created. At The Chocolatier, staff will have a ‘Happy Birthday’ card at your table to commemorate your special day. Be sure to get something delicious off of the dessert menu like an Over-The-Top Hershey’s Chocolate Milkshake, a slice of Pinwheel Cake, or a Jolly Rancher Sorbet Sundae! Overlooking the iconic Kisses Fountain and scenery of the Park, The Chocolatier has both indoor and outdoor dining options. Summer reservations can be made here

Spending your birthday at one of our fabulous resorts? The Hotel Hershey is home to restaurants that are perfect for anyone’s birthday. Harvest, The Circular and Trevi 5 are all located at The Hotel Hershey and each have unique and delicious food. Devon and Houlihan’s are two great options in the heart of downtown Hershey! If you tell one of these resort locations that it is your special day, you just might receive a complimentary dessert with a sweet message! 

For dining discounts, sign up at this link.

Get a Happy Birthday Selfie with the Hershey  Characters

What better way to remember your time visiting Hershey than to take a birthday selfie with one of our Hershey Characters? 

The Characters can be found at specific locations inside Hersheypark listed on our website and Hersheypark app. If you’re not heading into the Park to enjoy thrills on our many rides and attractions, you can also occasionally see the Characters at Hershey’s Chocolate World or at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge as a part of their daily activities schedules! At The Hotel Hershey, the character welcome is from 4-4:30 p.m. daily in the summer.

Celebrate with a Sweet Treat at the Park

If you do decide to spend your birthday at Hersheypark, you might as well have a sweet treat to commemorate the occasion! While we don’t have any specific birthday item inside Hersheypark, guests can celebrate with all different sweet treats from ice cream to Kettle corn and more.

Simply Chocolate in the Park is home to our signature King Size Shakes! A shake big enough to share, or eat yourself since it’s your birthday, they are the perfect sweet treat for your special day. Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor is also a great option for birthdays as you can customize your ice cream sundae AND have endless toppings. 

Spend a day at Hersheypark 

You can’t visit Hershey and not spend a day (or two) at Hersheypark, right? There is no better way to spend a birthday than by enjoying the thrilling attractions that Hersheypark has to offer.

To those celebrating summer birthdays out there, you’re in luck. Summer hours kicked off over Memorial Day weekend, and The Boardwalk water park is now open for the summer too! New this summer at Hersheypark are two Jolly Rancher-themed rides,, Jolly Rancher Remix and Mix’d Flavored By Jolly Rancher!  Guests can look into group tickets or catered picnics as options for larger gatherings. Please see details from Group Sales here.

If you’re interested in spending some of your day at The Boardwalk, cabana rentals provide the ultimate relaxation, and a birthday package is also available to sweeten a visit! With celebratory decorations, a cabana rental is a great way for guests to have their own private spot to celebrate in the Park.

Purchase tickets here

Have a Relaxing Staycation at one of our Resorts

Interested in spending your birthday as a day to unwind? Look no further than our incredible resorts. 

The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and the Hersheypark Camping Resort are part of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark and offer incredible amenities and experiences for all guests to enjoy. Our resorts also have amenity baskets available for purchase with birthday balloons and chocolate that can be sent to your rooms! 

Check out the resorts’ websites to learn more about their additional amenities. 

Indulge in a Relaxing Spa Getaway

There is no better way to unwind on your birthday than with a day of pampering at one of our world-class spas! The Spa at The Hotel Hershey and Meltspa by Hershey have a variety of memorable and unique treatments, including seasonal treatments.

Located in the heart of downtown Hershey, Meltspa by Hershey is currently offering their Summer Strawberry collection of seasonal treatments. Featuring a body scrub, immersion, manicure and pedicure, it is the perfect treatment for summer birthday celebrations! 

For your birthday, both spas will send you a birthday coupon when you sign up for their newsletters.

To sign up for the Chocolate Spa newsletter, click here.

To sign up for the Meltspa by Hershey newsletter, click here

Enjoy a Concert or Show at Hersheypark  Stadium, GIANT Center  or Hershey Theatre

Seeing your favorite artist in concert or treating yourself to a Broadway performance is the icing on the cake for birthday celebrations in Hershey! With three entertainment venues ranging from a large outdoor stadium to an intimate theater, there’s something for everyone. Check out the lineup at HersheyEntertainment.com to see who is coming. 

Have Your Birthday Party at Hershey’s Chocolate World 

Looking for a venue to host your birthday celebration? Hershey’s Chocolate World is a fantastic venue option with a variety of packages to choose from!

Packages vary from a Bite-Size Package, a Snack-Size Package, a Standard Package or a King-Size Package. The Bite-Size Package is a 2-hour celebration that includes a reserved birthday space, a 30-minute visit with a Hershey’s character, tickets to the 4D chocolate movie, and VIP access to the Hershey’s chocolate tour ride, along with crafts, cupcakes and beverages!

Grab your loved ones and head to Hershey to celebrate your birthday this year! Be sure to tag us on social media to see how you enjoyed your birthday in The Sweetest Place On Earth.