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One Sweet Minute: November 2020 in Hershey, PA


Welcome, November! We are so happy to welcome guests to The Sweetest Place On Earth this month. As you prepare for your visit, 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 Kicks Off Nov. 13

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Hersheypark Christmas Candylane holiday attraction will open to the public on select dates from Nov. 13, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. The event marks the first holiday season in Hershey’s Chocolatetown, an all-new region at Hersheypark honoring the legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey. 

Christmas Candylane will feature 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; a unique blend of family-friendly rides and thrilling coasters, including the all-new Candymonium hypercoaster; Santa; an up-close look at all nine live reindeer in a newly expanded viewing area; shopping in the all-new Hersheypark Supply Co. and HP Collections shops; signature hot chocolate and other sweet treats; and more. ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is also open daily in November. Admission is included with a Christmas Candylane ticket when entered through the Park during operating hours.

Tickets are on sale now for guests to buy early online and save. Reservations are required for guests with daily admission tickets attending Christmas Candylane, with extensive safety enhancements including face coverings and appropriate social distancing.

Book a Holiday Getaway at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark

Special packages, including the Christmas Candylane and new Cookies from Santa options, 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. Plus, enjoy fun holiday-themed resort activities, stunning decorations and more.

Drive-Through Light Display Opens Nightly Starting Nov. 20

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 kicks off Nov. 13-15 and then is open nightly from Nov. 20 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 on Hersheypark.com.


Pumpkin season is back at the spas in Hershey! MeltSpa by Hershey day spa in downtown Hershey is offering its seasonal Pumpkin Spice Collection now through Nov. 30. Treatments include massage, body scrub, body wrap, immersion, manicure and pedicure. A Pumpkin Spice package is also available for complete fall pampering.

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa is also featuring a Pumpkin Collection, including massage, hydrating body wrap, manicure and pedicure through Nov. 30. Book today, and get ready to pamper yourself in sweet luxury.

We're Hiring!

Looking for seasonal or part-time year-round work? Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is hiring across our sweet destination. Visit www.HersheyJobs.com for a list of available positions including baristas, spa operations, attractions, food & beverage, security, and more. 

Hershey Restaurant Week Returns Nov. 2-8

For 7 days only, join us at nine restaurants across Hershey for special 2- or 3-course lunch and dinner menus starting at $20. Get ready to indulge in seasonal fall flavors with limited-time dishes, such as Charred Wild Boar Chops, Crispy Maple Pork Belly with Ginger Apple Sauce, and Sweet Potato Pignoli Tart with Toasted Cinnamon Marshmallow and Banana Caramel Sauce. Plus, for the first time ever enjoy Hershey Restaurant Week while dining in or take it to go!

Hersheypark to Open for Bonus Weekend on Nov. 6-8

Hersheypark will open to the public for a bonus weekend on Nov. 6-8. Hours are 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, and 2-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8. Guests can save more than 25% on tickets valid through January 3. 

Guests can experience the all-new Hershey’s Chocolatetown region and enjoy extra thrills on their favorite rides and coasters, including Candymonium. ZooAmerica is also included with Hersheypark admission only by accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours.