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Hershey Gardens Celebrates with the Holidays with Christmas Trees, Kids’ Crafts and Santa

The Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens has decked its halls with designer Christmas trees this holiday season. In keeping with the Yuletide spirit, The Christmas Tree Showcase at Hershey Gardens is a merry and bright collection of eight professionally decorated Christmas trees, with a 14-foot poinsettia tree taking center stage. Each decorated Fraser Fir is the creation of a different local florist—and each one is beautiful.

On display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, 2020, The Christmas Tree Showcase at Hershey Gardens is the work of eight local designers, including: 

Families will also have the option of purchasing a special pair of glasses ($1) that help them to see something special in the tree lights.

Crafty Christmas Creations

Families can stop in at the Education Center, located in The Children’s Garden, for some craft making during the holiday season, too! A different activity will be featured each week. While they’re crafting, kids can enjoy a display of evergreen trees decorated with ornaments made by local students. Participating schools include:

  • Hershey Elementary School
  • Hope Springs Farm
  • Milton Hershey School
  • St. Joan of Arc
  • The Vista School

Crafty Christmas Creations is available:
Nov. 23, 24, 29 and 30; Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-24 and 26-31, 2019
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Included in admission

Visit with Santa!

Kids can visit with Santa in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory and share their Christmas wish list with old Saint Nick.

Visit with Santa is available:
Saturday, Dec. 7 and 14, 2019
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Included in admission

The Christmas Tree Showcase, Crafty Christmas Creations, Visit with Santa and the Butterfly Atrium are all included in Hershey Gardens admission. Please visit HersheyGardens.org for ticketing information and for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Hershey Gardens is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the following exceptions:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Christmas Day – closed