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One Sweet Minute: January 2022 in Hershey, PA


Welcome, January! There are so many things to do in Hershey, PA this month. Keep scrolling for some of our top picks. Plus check out our guide to winter in Hershey, PA.

Discovery Weekends at ZooAmerica

Looking for a fun winter activity for the family? The beginning of the year is a great time to visit ZooAmerica as many of the North American animals are more active in winter. 

Plus, Discovery Weekends are back so kids ages 8 and under will get into the Zoo for FREE on Saturdays and Sundays this month with the purchase of a regular or senior ticket. 

Trolls LIVE! at Hershey Theatre

The Trolls LIVE! Show will make its debut at Hershey Theatre on Jan. 22-23, 2022, with five interactive performances. 

The world of the Trolls comes alive in this interactive, story-rich musical celebration of everything the Trolls love – singing, dancing, rainbows, glitter and plenty of hugs. The extravaganza utilizes the latest in scenic projection, puppetry and media technology, and features a host of special effects and interactive surprises. Trolls LIVE! includes two acts with an intermission and will enchant both children and adults alike with its popular Trolls show-stopping songs, as well as introduce audiences to all-new electrifying Trolls music and choreography.

Dining in Hershey’s Chocolatetown

There’s no sweeter place to enjoy lunch, dinner, dessert or drinks this winter than in Hershey’s Chocolatetown. Take a look at some of the special winter food offerings here.

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  • The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in January 2022 (hours subject to change). Guests can enjoy classic family fare with a fun spin and hints of chocolate for lunch or dinner. Plus, there’s a signature dessert menu filled with mouth-watering Hershey's chocolate-inspired treats. Those 21 and older can also stop by for Happy Hour at The Chocolatier on Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. with discounts on drinks and apps. 
  • New this January - Bites With Coco The Bear: Enjoy a FREE kid’s dessert with the purchase of a kid’s meal on Thursdays in January from 6-8 p.m. Plus, hang out with Coco, The Official Mascot of the Hershey Bears! 

And a special perk for 2022 Full and King Size Pass holders - we’ve doubled your discount for The Chocolatier so show your pass to get 20% off food (alcohol not included and one discount per check)

King Size Sundae at Milton's
  • Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor is open on Fridays-Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in January 2022 (hours subject to change). Guests can indulge in custom house-made ice cream creations crafted by expert Ice Creamologists complete with Hershey’s candy toppings, decadent sauces, and more. Savory options are also available as part of a shareable menu.
  • The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily in January 2022 (hours subject to change). Guests can choose from a curated collection of mouth-watering confections including chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more.



Relax after the holiday season with a sweet getaway to The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge or Hersheypark Camping Resort! With so much to do in Hershey, you'll want to stay overnight so you can truly experience all that our sweet destination has to offer. Plus, on select dates through March 31, guests can save big with the below offers:

  • Book One Night, Get One 50% Off at The Hotel HersheyHershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort
  • Kids Stay, Play, Splash and Eat Free at Hershey Lodge

These offers are both now available the weekend of Jan. 7-8, 2022, so don't wait to book your weekend getaway!

Don't forget, all resort guests also receive FREE Resort Benefits, including free or discounted admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum, preferred pricing to ZooAmerica, on-site recreation and activities and more.

Seasonal relaxation at MeltSpa by Hershey  and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey

Get a fresh start at our spas in Hershey! MeltSpa by Hershey day spa and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa offer relaxing treatments and packages featuring scents to match the winter season.

MeltSpa by Hershey offers its Chocolate Candycane Collection through the end of the month. Treatments include a NEW Chocolate Candycane Massage and Facial, plus the seasonal body scrub, body wrap, immersion, manicure and pedicure.

  • The Spa At The Hotel Hershey features special treatments to relax through the season. Treatments include the Peppermint Hot Chocolate Immersion, Holiday Spice Massage, Peppermint Mocha Manicure and Peppermint Mocha Pedicure, available through early 2022. Additional winter-inspired packages are also highlighted.

Cheer on the Hershey Bears

Join the Bears Nation at GIANT Center for some Hershey Bears hockey this month and get ready to chant "B-E-A-R-S BEARS, BEARS, BEARS, WOO!" with us. Plus, mark your calendar for GIANT Teddy Bear Toss Night on Jan. 22 when all fans are encouraged to bring new, stuffed items to toss onto the ice as the Bears score their first goal. All items collected will be donated to local charities. 

Tickets are on sale now for home games this month. Home games in January include:

  • Sunday, Jan. 2: vs. Bridgeport Islanders
  • Wednesday, Jan. 5: vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Saturday, Jan. 8: vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Sunday, Jan. 9: vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12: vs. Bridgeport Islanders
  • Saturday, Jan. 15: vs. Toronto Marlies
  • Saturday, Jan. 22: vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Sunday, Jan. 23: vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25: vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Saturday, Jan. 29: vs. Bridgeport Islanders

New Year, New Job! 

What better way to ring in 2022 than getting a new job? Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is currently hiring across our sweet destination. Visit the Hershey Entertainment & Resorts careers website for a complete list of available full and part-time positions, internships, and seasonal opportunities. From the front desk to the back-of-house kitchen, there are tremendous employment opportunities available in Hershey!

Hersheypark is kicking off the 2022 season with a Hiring Week event Jan. 9-13. Register now and pick a time to visit our Human Resources Support Center, located at 27 W. Chocolate Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 9 or from 3-7 p.m. on Jan. 10-13. Apply, interview, get hired on the spot for part-time jobs and start using team member perks immediately after completing orientation.