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Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Opens Nov. 15

Sweet Holiday Celebration Makes Spirits Bright With Rides, Lights and More

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Hershey, Pa., as Hersheypark Christmas Candylane holiday attraction opens to the public on select dates from Nov. 15, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020. 

Christmas Candylane will feature family-friendly rides and thrilling coasters, including Laff Trakk, Sidewinder, sooperdooperLooper, Wild Mouse, Wildcat and Cocoa Cruiser, weather permitting. A new offering for 2019, Reese’s Cupfusion attraction will have guests joining the mission to protect the factory and ensure the world is never deprived of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, with a special holiday scene. 

More than four million sparkling lights will deck the halls of Hersheypark during the most festive seasonal event of the year. The guest-favorite NOEL light show choreographed with joyful music will return to light up the holiday season. Other sweet entertainment will include “The Littlest Tree” holiday show inside the heated Chevrolet Music Box Theatre venue and an indoor, heated photo opportunity with Hershey Characters.

Children can meet Santa in his indoor heated Candy Cottage during all operating hours and his reindeer will also make a special stop at Christmas Candylane. This is one of the only places in the Northeast where families can get an up-close look at all nine live reindeer, including Rudolph, during all hours of operation.

Additionally, guests can see other animals at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, which is included in admission to Christmas Candylane when entered through the Park during operating hours. Visitors will have an opportunity to watch the animals enjoy special winter treats, learn how the animals survive the cold and get up-close with animal encounters during two educational programs on select dates and times.

Signature hot chocolate will be available for purchase during Christmas Candylane in all-day and all-season souvenir mugs to keep guests warm. Other sweet treats like s’mores and King Size Shakes will offer a unique taste of the holidays.

One-day admission to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is $23.95 when guests purchase tickets online at Hersheypark.com before Nov. 24, 2019; tickets are valid through Jan. 1, 2020. Guests can also add unlimited 2019 Christmas Candylane visits (including free parking and a 15 percent food and retail discount) to a 2020 Season Pass for only $30. Current Season Pass holders can enjoy Christmas Candylane as part of their year-long perks!

Hershey Sweet Lights

Another fun holiday tradition is Hershey Sweet Lights attraction, a drive-through holiday spectacular featuring two miles of fields and wooded trails decorated with nearly 600 illuminated displays. Open nightly from Nov. 15, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020, families can enjoy the bright lights from the comfort of their car while listening to holiday music.

Sweeten Your Visit

Visitors can sweeten their holiday visit to The Sweetest Place On Earth by booking an overnight package at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark. The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge resorts will offer Breakfast with Santa and Hersheypark Christmas Candylane packages during the holiday season. The Hotel Hershey will also offer a Lunch with Santa package. Hersheypark Camping Resort campground is open to guests year-round and features two-bedroom deluxe log cabins, perfect for the holiday season. 

Other holiday attractions around town include The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa, MeltSpa by Hershey day spa, The Hershey Story Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Hershey Gardens and Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction.