Historic Mansion Transformed into Holiday Chocolate House
Milton Hershey's High Point Mansion inspiration for Chocolate World display
Over the past 10 years, houses crafted out of Hershey’s siding and Cookies ‘n’ Creme chimneys have become a beloved holiday tradition at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. This year, though, Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate House No. 11 takes on a new twist! For the first time ever, the Chocolate World team partnered with Milton Hershey School (MHS) to create a building that’s an icon in town – Milton Hershey’s historic residence, High Point Mansion.
After months of design and construction by eight MHS carpentry class students, the MHS team delivered the home to Chocolate World. One hundred and seven employees from The Hershey Company then decorated the 8-foot-tall masterpiece, individually placing 41,560 pieces of Hershey’s Chocolate and confections! Twenty four types of sweet building materials were used in all, including the new Kit Kat Duos as accents, Twizzlers Twists as shingles, and Ice Breaker gum adorning the columns.
The time spent building the house is not only a fun mission but more importantly, a worthy cause. For every hour that is volunteered to work on the house - and there were 516 this year - Chocolate World donates $10 to Children's Miracle Network.
The most special part? You can help too! Guests may also donate to CMN through the “Candy Canes for Kids” program. Upon making a donation to CMN (minimum donation: $1), guests may write their name on a candy cane that will be placed around the house. Donations can be made at any retail or food service register at Chocolate World.
The house also provides a great backdrop for photos with Santa, which are offered now through Christmas!
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