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Winter Things To Do In Hershey, PA

Experience all there is to do in The Sweetest Place On Earth this winter

Happy winter! As we welcome the start of a new year, we are excited for our guests to experience all of the wintertime fun our sweet destination has to offer from zoo visits to hockey games to Broadway shows and more. Check out some of our favorite winter activities in Hershey below. See you soon!

Winter Getaways at our Resorts

With so much to do in Hershey this winter, you may want to stay overnight to truly experience it all. Whether you choose cozy cabin or RV accommodations at Hersheypark Camping Resort or deluxe accommodations at Hershey Lodge or  The Hotel Hershey, our resorts make for a sweet winter getaway. Guests can relax by the fireplace at Hershey Lodge and make a splash at Hershey's Water Works, escape the winter blues in the Fountain Lobby of The Hotel Hershey, or make s'mores over a campfire at Hersheypark Camping Resort. Plus, on select dates through March 2022, guests can save big on a 2-night stay with our Book One Night, Get One 50% Off offer! Claim offer by using code: SAVE50.

Don't forget, 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.

Relaxation at MeltSpa by Hershey  and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey

There's no better way to beat the winter blues than a spa day! Our spas in Hershey - MeltSpa by Hershey day spa and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa - offer chocolate treatments and packages to help you warm up and unwind during the frigid winter season. Guests can choose from a selection of services including massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, manicures and pedicures, hair services and much more.

See the Animals at ZooAmerica  North American Wildlife Park

If you’re looking for a fun, cold-weather activity for the family, bundle up and head to ZooAmerica to see dozens of North American animals this winter. ZooAmerica is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in January-March.

It’s a great time to visit as crowds are often smaller and many of the animals in the outdoor habitats like gray wolves, river otters and snowy owls are more active when the temperature drops. 

Special in February 2022

Every Friday in February, guests can enjoy 50% off regular and junior/senior admission  for Fantastic Fridays. Tickets must be purchased at the Admissions Building to redeem the savings; please note the offer is not valid online. 

Also, in February, zoo staff will host chocolate-themed animal enrichment activities on Saturdays. Guests can watch zoo naturalists give chocolate-themed treats to certain animals every Saturday in February at 1 p.m. Each weekend will feature a different animal*.

  • Feb. 5: River otter
  • Feb. 12: Canada lynx
  • Feb. 19: Gray wolf
  • Feb. 26: Bobcat

*Animals subject to change.

As a reminder, 2021 ZooAmerica Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited year-round visits to the Zoo and 2021 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders get into the Zoo for free, too. 

Grab a Bite to Eat in Hershey’s Chocolatetown

There’s no sweeter place to enjoy lunch, dinner, dessert or drinks this winter than in Hershey’s Chocolatetown at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio, Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor and The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen. Take a look at some of the special winter food offerings here.

The Chocolatier_Interior With People

The Chocolatier

  • Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in January-March 2022 (hours subject to change)

Guests can enjoy classic family fare with a fun spin and hints of chocolate for lunch or dinner. Plus, there’s a signature dessert menu filled with mouth-watering Hershey's chocolate-inspired treats. Those 21 and older can also stop by for Happy Hour at The Chocolatier on Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. with discounts on drinks and apps. It’s a sweet time to grab a cocktail at the Carrousel-themed bar.

King Size Sundae at Milton's


  • Open on Saturdays-Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in January-March 2022 (hours subject to change)

Guests can indulge in custom house-made ice cream creations crafted by expert Ice Creamologists complete with Hershey’s candy toppings, decadent sauces, and more. Savory options are also available as part of a shareable menu.

The Sweeterie

The Sweeterie

  • Open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily in January-March 2022 (hours subject to change)

Guests can choose from a curated collection of mouth-watering confections including chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more.


Catch a Broadway performance, kid show or concert at GIANT Center  and Hershey Theatre

Entertainment offerings in Hershey continue to ramp up as the temperature goes down. Add one of the shows below to your “to-do list” this winter season!

Hershey Theatre

GIANT Center

Cheer on the Hershey Bears

Join the Bears Nation at GIANT Center for some Hershey Bears hockey this winter and get ready to chant "B-E-A-R-S BEARS, BEARS, BEARS, WOO!" with us. Tickets are on sale now for home games for the full regular season. View the schedule here.