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One Sweet Minute: November 2022 in Hershey, PA

A Guide of Things to Do in Hershey All Month Long

November is here and it's the start of the most wonderful time of the year! There are so many things to do in Hershey, PA this month. Keep scrolling for some of our top picks. 


Hersheypark Open For Bonus Weekend on Nov. 4-6

We’re celebrating the end of fall and the beginning of the holidays with a bonus weekend of fun at Hersheypark on Nov. 4-6. Hours are 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, and 2-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6. 

Please note the bonus weekend is not Halloween or Christmas-themed. Guests can enjoy thrills on their favorite rides and select coasters, including Candymonium, Reese's Cupfusion, Laff Trakk, and more. Plus, visitors can experience the accredited ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park included in the one-price Hersheypark admission when accessing the Zoo from the bridge inside the Park during posted Park hours. Please see more details on the limited coaster availability and dining offerings for bonus weekend here.

The bonus weekend is also a sweet time to savor seasonal offerings at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio, Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor and The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen. The Chocolatier is serving up seasonal dishes to fall for - from Sweet Potato & Ancho Chile Bisque and Roasted Sweet Potato & Apple Flatbread to Ginger Apple Cider and a Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake. The Chocolatier is open daily for lunch and dinner with reservations available here. Visitors can also stop by Milton’s any day this fall to try seasonal flavors like Pumpkin Latte and Warm Cinnamon Apple Danish, and the Cheesesteak Hot Dog on the shareables menu.

Military and First Responders Weekend on Nov. 4-6

We are also honored to host Military and First Responders weekend Nov 4-6. Current or former service members or first responders along with their families can save more than 45% on tickets and get a free parking pass during Bonus Weekend! Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Begins Nov. 11 

The holiday season in Hershey kicks off this month as Hersheypark Christmas Candylane opens to the public on select dates starting Nov. 11 with daily operations from Dec. 2 through Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 25).

Christmas Candylane is the only place in the Northeast where guests can get an up-close look at all nine of Santa's reindeer, including Rudolph. The seasonal event also features more than 5 million twinkling lights, including a dazzling NOEL light show with more than 250,000 dancing lights synchronized to Christmas music; a unique blend of family-friendly rides and six thrilling coasters, weather permitting; signature hot chocolate and other limited-time sweet treats; holiday shopping in Hershey’s Chocolatetown region; and an interactive experience and photo with Santa through Dec. 24. 

TREEville trail, a strolling holiday adventure experience in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark region with more than a dozen uniquely decorated trees sharing stories of The Sweetest Place On Earth, begins on Nov. 23 with daily operations starting Dec. 2. 

Tickets for Christmas Candylane are available online. Current 2022 Season Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited visits to Christmas Candylane as part of their year-long perks. 2023 Season Passes are on sale now with a 2022/2023 option that includes unlimited visits and perks to Hersheypark for the remainder of the 2022 operating year and all of 2023 - a great gift idea too!

Hershey Sweet Lights Drive-Through Light Display Opens Nov. 11

Just outside Hersheypark is the separate Hershey Sweet Lights drive-through attraction that kicks off on Nov. 11-13 and then is open nightly from Nov. 18 through Jan. 1, 2023; hours vary. 

Presented by Members 1st Federal Credit Union, the separately ticketed attraction features 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 displays follow unique themes like The 12 Days of Christmas, Fairy Tales, a Victorian Village and Hersheypark rides. 

Hershey Entertainment

Concerts & Shows

GIANT Center and Hershey Theatre will host a wide variety of entertainment this month, including a few holiday shows! 

Nov. 2-3: Taylor Tomlinson”The Have It All Tour” at Hershey Theatre

Nov. 6: Sleeping Beauty presented by The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine at Hershey Theatre

Nov. 10: Randy Rainbow “Pink Glasses Tour” at Hershey Theatre

Nov. 11: Kip Moore “Fire On Wheels Tour” at Hershey Theatre

Nov. 18: Harry Connick, Jr. “A Holiday Celebration” at Hershey Theatre

Nov. 21: The Illusionists “Magic of the Holidays” at Hershey Theatre

Nov. 23: Alton Brown Live! “Beyond The Eats - The Holiday Variant” at Hershey Theatre

Nov. 25-27: Jurassic World Live at GIANT Center

Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show at Hershey Theatre

Hershey Bears

November is an action-packed month for the Hershey Bears

  • The club is set to host Hometown Heroes Night on Saturday, Nov. 12, featuring military themed activities and recognition throughout the evening. The puck drops that night at 7 p.m. versus Bridgeport. 
  • The following evening, the Bears host the Laval Rocket at 5 p.m. for the club’s first Hersheypark Pass Night of the season. All fans in attendance that night will receive a Hersheypark ticket, valid for a one-day admission valid through June 30, 2023. 
  • As part of the Hershey Bears Cares community initiative, the club will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4:30 p.m. versus Hartford. The club will wear a special themed jersey that will be auctioned off for charity after the game. For ticket information on all upcoming games, visit HersheyBears.com

The Official Resorts of Hersheypark

Holiday Packages at the Official Resorts of Hersheypark

Kick off the holiday season this month with a getaway to The Sweetest Place On Earth. On select dates starting Nov. 11, The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge are offering a two-night Hersheypark Christmas Candylane package featuring deluxe accommodations, daily Hersheypark Christmas Candylane tickets and breakfast. Or, enjoy the Hersheypark Christmas Candylane camping package with accommodations and Park tickets at Hersheypark Camping Resort

Wild Game & Mushroom Menus Return to Hershey Lodge

The culinary team at Hershey Lodge is excited to offer Wild Game & Mushroom menus at two of its restaurants for a limited time Nov. 7 through Nov. 20. Guests who visit Revelry Chophouse, Bar + Patio or Fire & Grain can experience a variety of unique seasonal flavors with wild game and mushrooms incorporated into a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts available for purchase a la carte. Regular restaurant menus will also be available. 

The Spas in Hershey

Seasonal Spa Treatments Available for Booking

November is the last month you can experience fall seasonal treatments at the spas in Hershey, PA!  Don’t miss your chance to unwind at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa  with treatments like the Pumpkin Spice Massage or The Great Pumpkin Facial. Or, try the Pumpkin Spice Collection at MeltSpa by Hershey featuring treatments such as the Pumpkin Spice Body Wrap and Pumpkin Whip Perfecting Facial. Availability for fall seasonal treatments is limited through Nov. 30. Learn more here.

Looking ahead to the holidays, the Chocolate Spa is excited to bring back the Holiday Season Sampler package Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. This package includes three spa treatments filled with the sweet aromas of the season. Starting Dec. 1, Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate treatments will also be available. MeltSpa by Hershey will begin offering treatments from their Peppermint Hot Chocolate Collection starting Dec. 1. All holiday seasonal treatments are available for booking now! 

Hershey Jobs

Join our team today! Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is hiring across our properties and departments. From culinary positions, internship programs and part-time/seasonal roles, there are many opportunities across The Sweetest Place On Earth

Through our extensive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, our organization is committed to fostering a stronger internal culture of advocacy and inclusion to help team members share their voices and collectively effect change. We invite you to explore available positions at HE&R and join a company with a purpose of honoring the legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, in giving back to Milton Hershey School, the school he and his wife, Catherine, founded more than 110 years ago!