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One Sweet Minute: November 2021 in Hershey, PA


Welcome, November! 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 all things fall in Hershey, PA.

Hersheypark  Open for Bonus Weekend Nov. 5-7

Hersheypark will open to the public for a bonus weekend on Nov. 5-7. Hours are 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, and 2-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7. 

We’re celebrating the end of fall and the beginning of the holidays with a bonus weekend of Hersheypark fun! Guests can enjoy thrills on their favorite rides and select coasters including Candymonium, Reese's Cupfusion, Laff Trakk and more (weather permitting). 

Guests can also grab a sweet treat or dine at our 3 all-new dining experiences: The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio; Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor; and The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen during the Bonus Weekend. 

Live Entertainment

November brings a full month of entertainment to Hershey with concerts, comedians and Broadway shows! Check out what's coming to our venues this month.

Hershey Theatre

GIANT Center


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. Tickets are on sale now for home games this month!

Home games in November include:

  • Saturday, Nov. 6: vs. Providence Bruins
  • Sunday, Nov. 7: vs. Springfield Thunderbirds
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10: vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Sunday, Nov. 14: vs. Charlotte Checkers
  • Sunday, Nov. 21: vs. Charlotte Checkers
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24: vs. Providence Bruins
  • Sunday, Nov. 28: vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane  Kicks Off Nov. 12

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane holiday attraction will open to the public on select dates from Nov. 12, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022, with daily operations starting Friday, Dec. 3 (closed Christmas Day); hours vary by day with event tickets available closer to the season.

2021 marks 25 years of Santa’s reindeer making a special stop at Hersheypark, as Christmas Candylane is the only place in the Northeast where guests can get an up-close look at all nine live reindeer, including Rudolph. The reindeer will be at Hersheypark during all hours of operation from Nov. 19, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022.

Christmas Candylane also features more than 5 million twinkling lights, including the dazzling NOEL light show with more than 250,000 dancing lights synchronized to Christmas music; a unique blend of thrilling coasters like Candymonium and family-friendly rides (weather permitting); an experience with Santa; TREEVILLE trail, a strolling holiday adventure experience in The Boardwalk region with more than a dozen uniquely decorated trees sharing stories of The Sweetest Place On Earth beginning Dec. 3; signature hot chocolate and other sweet treats. A new Breakfast with Santa experience will also be offered Dec. 3-24 at The Chocolatier Restaurant Bar + Patio and reservations are required. 

Tickets for Christmas Candylane are on sale online for $44.95.

Drive-Through Light Display Opens Nov. 12

Hershey Sweet Lights presented by T-Mobile is a drive-through 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. 12-15 and then is open nightly from Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, 2022; hours vary. Admission for a single car (seats up to 8 people) starts at $22.15 when purchased in advance online by 5 p.m. on the day of visit. 

Order Thanksgiving To-Go

Let our award-winning culinary team do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Order brunch or dinner from The Hotel Hershey and your favorite sides and desserts from Devon Seafood + Steak. Plus, enjoy convenient curbside pick up. Order for The Hotel Hershey by Nov. 17 and Devon Seafood + Steak by Nov. 21.


Our spas in Hershey celebrate the season with pumpkin-inspired pampering. Did you know that pumpkin is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants that can help the skin achieve a healthy glow throughout the fall and winter seasons?

MeltSpa by Hershey day spa offers an exclusive Pumpkin Spice Collection, available through Nov. 30. Treatments include a NEW Pumpkin Whip Perfecting Facial, plus a body scrub, body wrap, immersion, massage, manicure and pedicure. A Pumpkin Spice Package is also available for complete fall pampering.

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa features a Pumpkin Collection, also available through Nov. 30. Treatments include a facial, body scrub, body wrap, immersion, massage, manicure and pedicure. A Fall Pumpkin Package is also available.