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Things To Do in Hershey, PA: January 2024

Top Things To Do in The Sweetest Place On Earth This Month

Happy New Year! The Sweetest Place on Earth is having a fun-filled start to 2024. Keep reading to see all of the sweet things to do this January. 

Plan A Winter Getaway

With so much to do in Hershey this month and all winter long, you may want to stay overnight to truly experience it all. From a cozy cabin or RV at Hersheypark Camping Resort to deluxe accommodations at Hershey Lodge and The Hotel Hershey, our resorts make for a sweet getaway. Guests can make a splash at Hershey's Water Works and relax by the fireplace at Hershey Lodge, escape the winter blues in the Fountain Lobby of The Hotel Hershey, or make s'mores over a campfire at Hersheypark Camping Resort

For a limited time, guests can save with the below winter offers, available select dates throughout the season:

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

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.

Discovery Weekends at ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this winter.  Families can explore our 11-acre zoo while learning about dozens of animals native to our continent, like gray wolves, mountain lions, black bears, and Canada lynxes. Winter is often the best time of year to visit ZooAmerica, as the crowds are lighter and the animals are more active. 

All month, kids ages 8 and under get into ZooAmerica for FREE with the purchase of a regular or senior admission ticket. We also encourage guests to enjoy Discovery Weekends. Each weekend will spotlight a specific animal and feature a variety of enrichment activities based on the five senses.

Current ZooAmerica Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited year-round visits to the Zoo, and 2024 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders get into the Zoo for free, too. 

Live Shows

Beat cabin fever this winter by heading out to GIANT Center or Hershey Theatre for a show! Check out the entertainment coming to Hershey, Pa. in the month of January down below. Planning ahead? KC and the Sunshine Band, Blake Shelton and more will visit Hershey in February.

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January 11-14 | Times Vary: CRYSTAL by Cirque du Soleil at GIANT Center

CRYSTAL is a one-of-a-kind production that brings the circus arts to the ice. With seven jaw-dropping traditional circus acts all thrillingly adapted for Cirque du Soleil’s foray into a new creative territory - the ice - CRYSTAL will take audiences into an unforgettable journey into the vivid and whimsical world of imagination.

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January 25-26 | 7 PM: Leanne Morgan at Hershey Theatre

After discovering her passion for stand-up comedy later in life and finding the time and confidence to pursue her dream, Leanne Morgan has cemented herself as a must-watch comedian. She has garnered over 2.5M followers across social media and her popular online stand-up special, So Yummy, has reached over 50M views on YouTube. Morgan’s fan base continues to grow with her relatability as she discusses everything from being a housewife, sharing Jell-O recipes to having a new grandbaby. Tickets for her show in Hershey, Pa. are selling fast, so be sure to grab yours before they’re gone.

Hershey Bears  Hockey Games at GIANT Center

Cheer for the hometown AHL hockey team, the Hershey Bears, as they continue to dominate the AHL this season. The Bears will take the ice at GIANT Center for six games this month. Hockey fans should mark their calendars for upcoming key promotional nights, including the GIANT Teddy Bear Toss Night on Jan. 7 and Hall of Fame Night on Jan. 28.

Winter Treatments Available at the Spas in Hershey

What better way to relax after the holidays than with a chocolate-filled spa day? MeltSpa by Hershey day spa and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa are offering signature chocolate treatments and seasonal collections to warm up and unwind all month long. Guests can experience Peppermint Hot Chocolate treatments and Peppermint Mocha treatments at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, or, visit MeltSpa by Hershey to indulge in seasonal treatments from their Peppermint Hot Chocolate Collection through Jan. 31.

Hershey Jobs

New year, new job! Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is hiring across our award-winning properties. From cooks at our restaurants and resorts and team members for the 2024 Hersheypark operating season, to college internship programs and positions at our Spas, there are full and part-time positions for everyone.  

Be sure to share your sweet memories with us by using #HersheyPA on social media! We hope to see you soon in The Sweetest Place On Earth.