"I Spy" in Sweet Lights
“Stopping by woods on a snowy evening.” Poet Robert Frost wrote those famous words which bring to mind so many winter memories.
The holidays are here and Hershey, PA has something for everyone…including from the warmth of your car!
Hershey Sweet Lights: A Holiday Drive Thru Spectacular is one way to have that great holiday experience with the whole family. Gather your loved ones, pack up the car, and drive in comfort through nearly 600 animated light displays crafted from about 2 million lights- that’s a lot of sparkle!
This year, all the lights are LED, brighter and also energy efficient. While viewing the sights of the season, you can also enjoy the sounds of the season through a customized radio broadcast.
Sweets Lights features themes includes Fairy Tales, Victorian Village, The Twelve Days of Christmas and other sections of animated displays. Local students sketched designs and competed to have their drawings transformed into lights by the team at Hersheypark. The results are impressive and can be seen along the wooded path.
Peeking out from among all those 2 million lights are 38 Rudolph characters for kids (and adults) to find which adds a level of competition to the evening adventure. It does get challenging to find one of three Rudolph hiding as you drive along the wooded hillside where lights surround your car and create a dazzling drive-through tunnel of branches and leaves.
Inside Tips: Sweet Lights is open daily with reduced admission Sunday through Thursday.
And, don’t forget to dress the little ones in their pajamas so you can tuck them right into bed when you get home. I imagine that “visions of sugarplums will be dancing in their heads.”