HE&R is now hiring across our properties! Full-time opportunities include Manager, Resorts Business Development, Senior Designer on our Marketing team and Food Services Manager on our Entertainment Complex. Numerous part-time positions are available, too, including Hairstylist at MeltSpa by Hershey, Banquet Server at The Hotel Hershey and Retail Clerk at GIANT Center. Seasonal employment is also available. 

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Hello, October! With the fall season now in full swing, keep reading to learn more about all the sweet things to do this month in Hershey, PA.

Weekends in October - Hersheypark Halloween and Dark Nights are open

Halloween at Hersheypark amusement park is here with tricks and treats, limited-time sweets and front-row coaster seats every weekend this month! Hersheypark is open for its family-friendly Hersheypark Halloween event and new, separately ticketed Dark Nights frightfully immersive haunt experience on weekends through Oct. 30, with Fridays added to the schedule starting Oct. 14. 

Hersheypark Halloween features thrills on 50 rides and attractions (weather permitting), lights-out coaster rides during the last hour of operation, Treatville trick-or-treat trail for children 12 and under, a nightly Character Glow Dance Party, exclusive sweet treats and savory eats, and more. Check out this guide to Hersheypark Halloween 2022.

As an expansion of Hersheypark Halloween, Dark Nights spreads its shadows over the Hersheypark landscape every evening, unearthing four spine-tingling haunted houses and three scare zones as part of integrated thrill experiences guests can only find in Hersheypark

Dark Nights runs from 6-11 p.m. on Saturdays (and Fridays starting Oct. 14) and 6-10 p.m. on Sundays. During Dark Nights, midways transform from enchanting to unnerving and once-familiar spaces mutate into chilling explorations of the unknown. Check out the Know Before You Go Guide to Dark Nights.

A general admission ticket to Hersheypark Halloween is required for entry throughout the fall season. Dark Nights haunted houses access is not included with a general Hersheypark admission ticket and must be purchased separately or as part of a bundle.

Through October 9 - Try Oktoberfest Specials at The Bears' Den

The culinary team at The Bears’ Den at Hershey Lodge is celebrating the season with a rotating dinner menu of Oktoberfest-inspired dishes alongside their regular menu of classic American fare. From 4-11 p.m. daily through Sunday, Oct. 9, guests can enjoy specials ranging from Crispy Potato Cakes to a Pork Schnitzel Sandwich to Beer Braised Bratwurst in the fun hockey-rink atmosphere modeled after our hometown hockey team, the Hershey Bears. Plus, make sure to ask your server about the perfect beer pairings! 

For more fall menus across town, check out our Fall Food Guide To Hershey, PA.

October 14 - Creatures Of The Night at ZooAmerica begins

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is open daily this month with hours varying by day. Starting Oct. 14, ZooAmerica will offer its popular Creatures Of The Night flashlight tour for guests to can see the wild and fascinating animal activity that only happens after the sun sets.

ZooAmerica will be open extended hours for Creatures Of The Night until 9 p.m. on Oct. 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30. This is the only time of year ZooAmerica is open after dark, so guests of all ages are encouraged to bring a flashlight and curiosity for an exploration into the nighttime habits of the nocturnal North American animals.

Creatures Of The Night is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark Halloween when accessing the Zoo from the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours. Separate admission is also available online or at the ZooAmerica admissions building.

October 15 - Hershey Bears are back on the Ice

The Hershey Bears drop the puck on the 2022-23 season this month! The Bears, the oldest and most decorated team in the American Hockey League, open the club’s 85th anniversary season on Saturday, Oct. 15 at GIANT Center at 7 p.m. The Bears, under new head coach Todd Nelson, host the Utica Comets that evening and the first 8,000 fans receive a magnet schedule, courtesy of PNC Bank. Prior to the game, the club will host a Home Opener Red Carpet Event featuring a chance to meet the new team. 

Tickets are available at, for a limited time, receive a FREE ticket for kids 12 and younger with the purchase of a regular admission ticket when you buy online. Exclusions apply, and the offer ends Oct. 14. 

October entertainment lineup 

The month of October brings a variety of entertainment to the venues in Hershey! Visitors can experience Broadway, comedy, ice shows and more. 

October 1-2: The Book of Mormon at Hershey Theatre

October 8: Kevin Hart at GIANT Center

October 8: A Night of Stars at Hershey Theatre 

October 14: Casting Crowns at GIANT Center

October 20-23: Disney On Ice: Frozen & Encanto at GIANT Center

October 29: Sal Vulcano at Hershey Theatre

October getaway at the Official Resorts

Treat your family to a Halloween getaway in The Sweetest Place On Earth with special packages and Halloween-themed resort activities available weekends through Oct. 30 at the Official Resorts of Hersheypark. The Hersheypark Halloween 2-Night Package featuring two nights of deluxe accommodations, daily Hersheypark Halloween admission, a delicious breakfast both mornings and more, is available at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge. Or, campers at Hersheypark Camping Resort can book the Hersheypark Halloween Camping Package including accommodations and Hersheypark Halloween admission. Plus, guests can purchase add-on tickets for the new Dark Nights immersive haunt experience. 

Looking Ahead - Hersheypark Leadership Development Program Now Accepting Applications

Calling all college students! It is never too early to plan for your summer 2023 internship. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is now accepting applications for its Hersheypark Leadership Development Program. This award-winning program is perfect for college students of any major looking for an enhanced summer employment experience where you can live alongside fellow interns and develop your skills in our leadership academy. Housing and transportation are available. Work in an industry-leading amusement park, meet students from across the country and learn from leaders across industries through innovative weekly classes including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Resume Writing and LinkedIn Usage, Effective Listening and more. Apply today! 

Additional internships are also available now and throughout the summer including culinary, hospitality and professional intern opportunities such as finance, human resources, marketing and technology. Internships are posted throughout the year, so check the website often! 

October Destination Happenings All Month Long

Cheers to Fall Happy Hour at Houlihan’s

Visit Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar in downtown Hershey for brand new happy hour offerings this month. Grab a stool at the bar top from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday to enjoy a refreshed happy hour menu including half off all appetizers, $5 house wines (6 ounces), $3 draft beers (exceptions may apply), plus daily drink features. Conveniently located at the Hershey Press Building, just steps away from Hershey Theatre and MeltSpa by Hershey, Houlihan’s is the perfect place to wine and dine before a show, after a day of sweet relaxation or just for an evening out.

Happy Hour and Character Dining Continue at The Chocolatier

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio is open daily in October for lunch and dinner, with reservations available all month. New fall offerings and menu items inspired by Hersheypark Halloween continue through October 31. Don't miss out on our limited-time menu for the fall season.

Happy Hour is here to stay this season! Guests seated at the Carrousel Bar or outdoor patio can enjoy Happy Hour every Monday through Thursday from 4-6 p.m. with discounts on select appetizers, $8 featured cocktails and 1/2 off draft beers and house wines. 

The Chocolatier also hosts Character dining from 5-7 p.m. on Thursdays in October. Young guests can enjoy a FREE kid's dessert with the purchase of a kid's entrée when visiting during this dining experience. Reservations are highly encouraged with availability listed here.

Fall Inspired Treatments Available At The Spas in Hershey

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa and MeltSpa by Hershey day spa are offering pumpkin-flavored treatments now through Nov. 30! Unwind at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey with fall seasonal treatments like the Pumpkin Spice Massage, Pumpkin Souffle Hydrating Body Wrap or The Great Pumpkin Facial. Or, visit MeltSpa by Hershey and warm up with the Pumpkin Spice Collection, featuring treatments such as Pumpkin Spice Manicure and Pedicure, Pumpkin Spice Body Wrap and Pumpkin Whip Perfecting Facial. Learn more about the fall seasonal treatments here

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One Sweet Minute: October 2022 in Hershey, PA