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Guide To Easter Weekend 2023 in Hershey, PA

Easter Fun Throughout The Sweetest Place On Earth

There’s no sweeter place to celebrate Easter weekend than Hershey, PA! From Easter egg hunts and Easter Bunny photos to spring coaster riding and more themed events and activities around town, guests will find plenty of experiences perfect for a holiday weekend getaway.

Take a look at our top picks for Easter weekend fun from April 7-9, 2023, in The Sweetest Place On Earth

Spend Your Easter Getaway at a Hershey Resort

With so much to do in Hershey, Easter is the perfect opportunity for an overnight getaway. Guests of The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort can celebrate with Easter-themed resort activities throughout the weekend, including egg hunts, Easter Bunny visits, Easter crafts, and more fun activities like bingo and s'mores roasts. Restaurants at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge will also be open for guests to enjoy a delicious Easter meal. Visit TheHotelHershey.com/Dining and HersheyLodge.com/Dining for restaurant hours and reservations.

As Official Resorts of Hersheypark, guests of all three resorts also receive FREE Resort Benefits, including the best price on Hersheypark tickets, free front gate shuttle service to and from the Park and extra hours at the Park. Plus, don't forget to pack your swimsuit for splashes at the indoor pool at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey's Water Works indoor pool complex at Hershey Lodge - complete with Twizzlers Twists water slides and a Reese's Water Walk!

Book your stay by March 31 to save with our Best Rates, included in our sweet packages.

Enjoy Spring Fun At Hersheypark

Spring weekends mark the return of coaster riding season at Hersheypark! Throughout Easter weekend, guests can enjoy a variety of attractions from family friendly rides to thrilling coasters like Great Bear, which turns 25 this year and Fahrenheit, which turns 15. Tickets also include photo opportunities with Hershey Characters and visits to ZooAmerica when accessing the zoo from inside Hersheypark during posted park hours.

Hersheypark will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 9. All rides are weather permitting and a reminder that the water park doesn’t open until Memorial Day weekend.

Purchase your Hersheypark tickets online by March 31 to save more than 40 percent with our Best Price Of The Year!

Visit ZooAmerica

A visit to the zoo is the perfect family activity for a beautiful spring weekend. ZooAmerica is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Easter weekend for guests to explore the wild of North America. 

Entrance to ZooAmerica is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark when entered through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours. ZooAmerica Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited year-round visits to the zoo and 2023 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders get into the zoo for free, too. 

See a Broadway Show at Hershey Theatre

"Hadestown" brings a love story for the ages to Hershey Theatre with matinee and evening performances available throughout Easter weekend. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — "Hadestown" is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go. 

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, April 7; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Tickets to see the Tony and Grammy award-winning show are available at HersheyTheatre.com.

Cheer on the Hershey Bears

On Saturday, April 8, fans can cheer on the Hershey Bears hockey team as they take the ice against the Charlotte Checkers in one of their last home games of the season at GIANT Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. Watch as the Bears push for a spot in the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs. After the game, all fans are welcome to take part in the Berks Ham Shoot for a chance to win a holiday ham. Tickets can be purchased at HersheyBears.com

Relax With A Spa Day at MeltSpa by Hershey 

Located in the heart of downtown Hershey, MeltSpa by Hershey day spa is perfect for those looking for a quick spa treatment or a full day of relaxation. This Easter, indulge in the all-new Spring Lavender Seasonal Collection, available through May 31, as well as other spring-inspired treatments offered year-round. Or, enjoy your spa day the Hershey way when you book a one-of-a-kind chocolate spa treatment like the Cocoa Massage, Cocoa Facial, Dark Chocolate Body Wrap and more.

To make an appointment at MeltSpa by Hershey, call 855-500-2366 or go online

Easter Fun at Hershey’s Chocolate World

Get in the springtime spirit with special activities at Hershey's Chocolate World Easter weekend. Guests can visit the Easter Bunny alongside their favorite Hershey's characters and participate in a Spring Cookie Decorating Workshop, where they can design and decorate their own spring-shaped cookies. The Easter Bunny is available select dates through Easter, including Friday, April 7  and Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturdays and Sundays through Easter.

Guests can also participate in a Chocolate & Wine Pairing Experience at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. April 8 and 9, where they can enjoy decadent chocolate desserts paired with popular wine varieties.

Easter Sunrise Service and Spring Blooms at Hershey Gardens

Welcome Easter by attending a free non-denominational service by the Hershey Ministerium at Hershey Gardens from 6:30-8 a.m. on Easter morning. Gates open at 6 a.m.; guests are required to exit by 8 a.m. 

Guests can also enjoy early spring blooms on display throughout the 23-acre walk-through botanical display garden. And don't forget about the indoor, tropical Butterfly Atrium featuring hundreds of butterflies from around the world! Hershey Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easter weekend. Visit HersheyGardens.org for tickets and more info.

Easter-Themed Chocolate Labs at The Hershey Story Museum 

A visit to The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, is a great way to learn about the life and legacy of our founder Milton S. Hershey, the town he created, and the lives he touched. Guests visiting on Easter weekend can enjoy 45-minute Easter-themed Chocolate Lab classes at the museum, which explore the distinctive qualities of chocolate through playful, hands-on experiences and interactive demonstrations. During these classes, guests can try their hand at chocolate pouring and decorating, and of course, taste their take-home chocolate creations. Classes offered throughout the weekend include Egg-citing Chocolate Bark, Chocolate Bird Nests, Marshmallow Bunny Tails and Spring Bar.

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