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Hershey Gardens Announces Holiday Happenings

Hershey Gardens Celebrates the Holidays in 2022 with Christmas Trees, Crafts and Kris Kringle

Hershey Gardens welcomes the holiday season with a festive exhibit of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, children’s crafts and more. Details on Hershey Gardens’ holiday season events are listed below.  

The Christmas Tree Showcase at Hershey Gardens
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
Included in admission
In the spirit of the season, the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory will showcase eight 8-foot decorated trees, with a 14-foot poinsettia tree taking center stage. Each Fraser fir will be decorated by a different local designer and feature a variety of decorating styles and themes. Families will also have the option of purchasing a special pair of glasses ($2) that help them to see something special in the tree lights.
Following are the participating designers:

  • Crimson Clover Flowers, Newville
  • Highland Gardens, Camp Hill
  • Kyrsten’s Sweet Designs, Mechanicsburg
  • Palmyra Greenhouse, Palmyra
  • Paper Moon Flowers & Events, Harrisburg
  • Rhapsody in Bloom, Palmyra
  • Sarah’s Floral Designs, Carlisle
  • Sprigs and Twigs of Joy, Dauphin

The Garden Cottage will also feature a “Cozy Christmas” display of holiday trees decorated with colorful ornaments made by local school students.

Crafty Christmas Creations
Nov. 19, 20, 26 and 27; Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 31, 2022; and Jan. 1, 2023
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Included in admission
Families can stop in at the Education Center, located in The Children's Garden, for holiday craft making. 

Elegant Airs Flute Quartet
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Guests can enjoy a live flute quartet performing holiday music in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory.

Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Sunday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Included in admission
Kids can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. 

The Butterfly Atrium will also be decorated for the holidays.

*Hershey Gardens is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the following exceptions:
Thanksgiving Day – closed
Saturday, Dec. 24 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
Christmas Day – closed

For a complete listing of events, please visit HersheyGardens.org.


The M.S. Hershey Foundation exists to preserve and enhance Milton Hershey’s legacy and community vision and to provide educational and cultural enrichment to residents of Hershey. Hershey Community Archives, Hershey Gardens, Hershey Theatre and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue are operating divisions of the Foundation. www.mshersheyfoundation.org