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Mother's Day Weekend 2022: Things To Do in Hershey, PA

Planning to celebrate Mom in Hershey, PA this Mother’s Day? Whether you’re visiting for the day or spending the weekend, you are sure to find a ton of sweet things  that will make mom feel extra special. 

Visit Hersheypark and ZooAmerica

Show Mom just how much you love her with a sweet trip to Hersheypark and ZooAmerica! Spend Mother’s Day riding roller coasters, sipping King Size Shakes, taking selfies with our Hershey Characters and saying hello to your favorite North American animals. The best part? Everyone Pays Kids’ Price on 2022 Hersheypark tickets when you purchase online. Plus, admission to ZooAmerica is included with your ticket only when you enter from the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours. Hersheypark is open Sunday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and ZooAmerica is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Once you’re done riding coasters at the Park, head over to Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor or The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio for a delicious meal. If you can’t make it, celebrate Mom by giving the gift of experience with a gift card to The Chocolatier

See A Show At Hershey Theatre

What better way to celebrate Mom than by taking her to see a Broadway show? Broadway's Tony Award-winning best musical, Hairspray, is back on tour and visiting Hershey Theatre from May 3-8 with two shows on Mother’s Day at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are still available to join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. 

Can’t make it to Hairspray? Consider getting one ticket for Mom and one ticket for you to see The Masked Singer Tour at Hershey Theatre on June 14. A buy one ticket, get one free ticket offer is available online only on select seats through Sunday, May 8 at 10 p.m. No code is required. 

Relax At The Spa

Give Mom the gift of relaxation with a gift card to The Spa At The Hotel Hershey or MeltSpa by Hershey! A day at the spa is a perfect way to de-stress and show your mom how much you care. You can purchase a Mother’s Day e-gift card online and send it to her now, or schedule to have it hit her inbox on Mother’s Day. Or, purchase a gift card in person at each spa and they will wrap it up into a sweet present.

Mom can enjoy a day of pampering with sweet chocolate treatments like a Cocoa Massage or Cocoa Facial, or she can refresh with seasonal treatments like the Coconut Hydrating Body Wrap at The Chocolate Spa, or the Strawberry Parfait Body Scrub at MeltSpa by Hershey. She will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated - exactly what every mom needs! 

Check out our guide to MeltSpa by Hershey and our guide to The Spa At The Hotel Hershey to help plan your visit!

Enjoy Sweet Dining

Looking for a restaurant to treat Mom to a tasty meal this Mother’s Day? Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar in downtown Hershey is a great place to celebrate indoors or on the patio with a menu filled with fresh, from-scratch dishes, hand-crafted cocktails and always delicious appetizers. On Mother’s Day, guests can enjoy a featured menu special of Seared Scallops with Vegetable Orzo and house-made mini cheesecake samplers for dessert. This special is only available on Mother’s Day, so don’t miss out! Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Other restaurants across Hershey will also be open on Mother’s Day. Visit DiningInHershey.com for hours, menus and reservations. Availability is limited.

See A Hershey Bears Game

Cheer on the Hershey Bears this Mother’s Day as they face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the first round of playoffs! On Sunday, May 8, the Hershey Bears will host the Penguins for Game 2 of the first round of playoffs at the GIANT Center at 5 p.m. Tickets for the game are on sale via Ticketmaster.com

Book An Overnight Getaway

With so much to do in Hershey this Mother’s Day weekend, you might need an extra day. Treat Mom to an overnight getaway with a stay at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge or Hersheypark Camping Resort. On select dates, guests can save with sweet packages, such as the 2-Day Stay & Play Package or Hersheypark Summer Camping Package. Check out our guides to The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, and Hersheypark Camping Resort to help you prepare for a sweet visit!

Visit Hershey Gardens 

Hershey Gardens is offering Moms free admission to the 23-acre botanical garden Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.  Guests who visit the gardens Mother's Day weekend can see bounties of spring tulips on display, as well as 11-themed gardens, and walk among hundreds of butterflies from around the world in the Butterfly Atrium.  Also in the Butterfly Atrium is the Zoology Zone, where visitors can  get up close and personal with unique creatures from around the world like unique frogs, tarantulas, geckos, and more. 

Hershey Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For ticketing information, please visit HersheyGardens.org

Visit The Hershey Story Museum

Moms can also enjoy free admission to The Hershey Story's Museum Experience on Mother's Day, May 8. Visitors to the museum will learn the history of the life of chocolate pioneer, Milton Hershey, his wife Catherine, and the town of Hershey, PA through exhibits, artifacts, and interactive experiences. Visitors can also make and decorate chocolate in the Chocolate Lab for an additional fee, and sip on chocolates from around the world during Chocolate Tastings.

The Hershey Story is open for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets can be purchased at the museum for entry.

Experience Hershey’s Chocolate World

Become a chocolatier for the day at  Hershey’s Chocolate World! Guests can experience sweet attractions like creating your own candy bar, take a Hershey’s Chocolate Tour ride, watch a 4D Chocolate movie, and much more!  Visitors who are 21 and older can also do a Chocolate & Wine Pairing experience on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the end of the month, including Mother's Day weekend. Reservations are required. 

Chocolate World is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mother’s Day weekend. Tickets for attractions may be purchased online.

We hope you have a Happy Mother's Day in The Sweetest Place On Earth!