National Christmas Tree Day in Hershey, PA 2022
Where to See Christmas Trees in Hershey this Holiday
If you’re planning a visit to The Sweetest Place On Earth this holiday season, we’ve rounded up all the places where you can see beautifully decorated trees in honor of National Christmas Tree Day on Dec. 8 and throughout the season in Hershey, Pa.
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is open daily through Jan. 1, 2023, for guests to enjoy lights, rides, visits with Santa and all nine of his reindeer, signature hot chocolate and some sweet Christmas tree experiences. During the seasonal event, Hersheypark has decked its halls with more than 5 million lights, including a 50-foot Kissmas Tree with a Hershey’s KISS at the top. The tree is located on the middle bridge in The Hollow region and serves as the perfect photo spot during NOEL, a light show featuring 250,000 lights synchronized to holiday music.
Admission to Christmas Candylane also includes TREEville At The Boardwalk, a festive trail of more than a dozen trees that share the stories of The Sweetest Place On Earth. Guests can grab seasonal sweets and eats and walk through the paths of The Boardwalk At Hersheypark as they look at trees representing Hersheypark, ZooAmerica, Hershey Bears, Milton Hershey School and more.
The Official Resorts of Hersheypark
The Official Resorts of Hersheypark - The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort - have decked the halls for the holidays. Guests staying at any of these properties will see beautiful Christmas trees and festive decorations in the lobbies.
The Hotel Hershey
The Hotel Hershey is beautiful all year, but there’s something extra sweet about seeing the property adorned in lights, garland and Christmas trees during the holiday season. As you enter the main lobby, you’ll be greeted by a classy display of white poinsettias and miniature trees decorated in gold and chocolate brown ornaments that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. But while on the property, there are two additional trees you’ll want to see.
Just upstairs from the main lobby, a gorgeous tree decorated in red, green and gold towers over the historic Fountain Lobby, which was designed like a Spanish courtyard to reflect our founder Milton Hershey's travels. This spot is a favorite holiday photo backdrop and a tradition for many guests to visit year after year. After taking a photo, head outside through the formal gardens to Harvest Plaza, where you'll find another beautiful Christmas tree that our Hershey Characters helped us light during our annual Tree Lighting ceremony earlier this season.
The lobby of Hershey Lodge becomes even cozier this time of year with the addition of holiday decor, including the Lodge’s beautiful Christmas tree. This year, the tree is decorated with snowflakes, chocolate brown ornaments and Hershey’s Kisses, making for a sweet photo spot - maybe even with one of the Hershey Characters who roam the lobby on select dates and times. Guests can also admire the tree while enjoying a hot chocolate or a Hershey’s Chocolate Martini by the warm, cozy fireplace.
Hersheypark Camping Resort
There are many trees across the 55 acres of Hersheypark Camping Resort, but a few have been decorated for the holidays this year. The large evergreen tree outside the Stone House has been decorated in colorful lights. Pose in front of the tree next to the snowman and lit up Hershey's Kisses for a sweet photo to remember your holiday camping getaway. You’ll also find a Christmas tree and more holiday decorations inside Historic Landis Barn, which has been transformed for the season with snowflake lights and a new holiday gnome and train display.
Guests walking through the beautiful Hershey Theatre lobby will be greeted with a view of a majestic Christmas tree standing tall on the second-floor balcony. Both the Hershey Theatre and GIANT Center have an exciting lineup of shows taking the stage this season. Hershey Theatre is also offering a limited-time Broadway Bundle perfect for holiday gift giving that includes one ticket to My Fair Lady, Hadestown and Come From Away in 2023. Learn more about this Three-Show Broadway Bundle here.
Dining in Hershey
Find Christmas trees on display at some of the 16 unique dining locations found throughout the destination of Hershey, Pa. The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio is bringing in the holiday spirit with a festive Christmas tree guests will see as they walk up the stairs to try the restaurant's new winter menu. At the Official Resorts of Hersheypark, find two Christmas trees surrounding the grand fireplace in the Iberian Lounge at The Hotel Hershey with twinkling lights, ornaments and ribbons. At Hershey Lodge, small Christmas trees can be found in Cocoa Beanery, Fire & Grain and The Bears' Den.
The Christmas Tree Showcase at Hershey Gardens
The Christmas Tree Showcase at Hershey Gardens is a merry and bright collection of professionally decorated Christmas trees created by local florists. Each tree features a variety of tree decorating styles and themes, while a stunning 14-foot poinsettia tree takes center stage. The Christmas Tree Showcase is on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, 2023 (closed Christmas day). It is included in admission and free for members.
Plus, guests can see the Student Tree Showcase in the Garden Cottage for a “Christmas in the Tropics” themed display of holiday trees, decorated with ornaments by local school students. The Welcome Pavilion and Butterfly Atrium will be decorated for the holidays, too!