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One Sweet Minute: December 2020 in Hershey, PA


Welcome, December! As you prepare for your visit to The Sweetest Place On Earth this month, please know that we are operating in accordance with guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and industry partners.

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane  Open Daily Starting Dec. 4

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane remains open daily with extensive health and safety enhancements in place.

The Park is decked with more than 5 million twinkling lights - the most ever for the seasonal celebration - including a dazzling NOEL light show featuring more than 250,000 dancing lights synchronized to Christmas music. In addition to the lights, guests can enjoy a unique blend of family-friendly rides and thrilling coasters, including the new Candymonium hypercoaster in the all-new Hershey’s Chocolatetown region open for its first winter.

Given the mitigation efforts announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, certain indoor attractions, such as Laff Trakk, Reese’s Cupfusion, and Hyperdeck will be closed starting December 12. Our two indoor arcades and indoor game areas are all closed. Indoor dining is unavailable and our retail shops have decreased capacity limits. The photo with Santa will be moved outside the Chevrolet Music Box Theatre.

Hersheypark continues to operate under strict capacity restrictions and requires advanced reservations.

Hershey Sweet Lights Open Nightly Through Jan 3. 2021

Hershey Sweet Lights presented by T-Mobile is a drive-thru attraction featuring two miles of fields and wooded trails decorated with nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays created from about 2 million LED lights. Guests can enjoy the lights from the comfort of their cars while listening to holiday music. Many of the displays follow unique themes like The 12 Days of Christmas, Fairy Tales, a Victorian Village and Hersheypark rides. 

Hershey Sweet Lights is open nightly through Jan. 3, 2021; hours vary. The cost is per car and varies based on the day you chose to visit. Guests enjoy significant savings when tickets are purchased in advance online. 


Special offers, including the new Cookies from Santa Package and the Christmas Candylane Camping Package, are available at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark, for guests to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer in The Sweetest Place On Earth.

Please visit Our Promise To You to review the most up-to-date enhanced safety measures and protocols at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark.

Winter relaxation and gift card deals at spas in Hershey

MeltSpa by Hershey day spa is offering a NEW Chocolate Candy Cane Collection through Jan. 2021. Treatments include body scrub, body wrap, immersion, manicure and pedicure. A Cinnamon Mocha massage is also available.

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa also features special treatments to relax through the season. A NEW Peppermint Hot Chocolate Hydrating Body Wrap is available through January 2021, as well as a Holiday Spice Massage and Peppermint Mocha Manicure or Pedicure Additional winter-inspired treatments and packages are also highlighted.

Both spas are running gift card offers during the holiday season. Through Dec. 24, purchase (online, over the phone or in-spa):

Winter Fun at ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is open daily in December with the exception of Christmas Day. Winter is a great time to visit the zoo as many of the North American animals in the outdoor habitats are more active when the temperature drops. 

Admission is included with a Christmas Candylane ticket only by accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours. Separate paid admission is also available at the zoo’s off-street entrance. ZooAmerica Annual Pass Holders and Hersheypark Season Pass Holders are free.

Join The Sweetest Team On Earth

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is looking towards summer 2021! Professional internship positions are available across the destination including the Hersheypark Leadership Development Intern Program and Hospitality Industry Intern Program. Visit Hershey Jobs for a complete list of positions including full and part-time roles. We would love to have you join our team in The Sweetest Place On Earth