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2017
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Your Beginner’s Guide to Chocolate-Covered February

The sweetest time of year is just around the corner! Chocolate-Covered February returns to Hershey, PA for its 13th decadent year. Whether you’re visiting with family, a group of friends or that special someone, we’ve made it a little easier to discover what to experience.

FAMILIES

For a special afternoon, visit The Hotel Hershey each Saturday at 3 p.m. in February for its Chocolate Tea event. Enjoy finger sandwiches, an array of chocolate desserts and a variety of hot and cold teas. Stay a little longer and enjoy the Hershey’s Chocolate Dessert Buffet 7-9 p.m. on Saturdays for an array of special desserts. Call 717-534-8800 to make reservations for both events.

While you’re in town, stop by ZooAmerica on Saturdays to see featured animals enjoy a special winter treat. Come a day early for “$6 Fridays,” where everyone pays only $6 for all-day admission at the Zoo. 

Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction offers daily features in its food court, including desserts dipped in warm milk chocolate or special dark chocolate, triple chocolate cheesecake and cocoa-infused savory dishes. It’s a great way to try something new! On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month, be sure to enjoy the Hersheypark Character Parade at 2:30 p.m. Where else can you dance along with the Hershey’s Characters and Hersheypark Band in the middle of winter?

Chocolate Lab classes at The Hershey Story Museum are a fun and interactive way to learn about the confection Milton S. Hershey brought to Central Pennsylvania. Classes are offered daily. Visit HersheyStory.org for the full schedule, tickets and pricing.

To close out the month, Hershey Lodge features its annual Hershey’s Character Breakfast on Sunday, February 26 from 7 to 11 a.m. in The Bears’ Den. To make reservations, call 717-534-8601.

COUPLES & FRIENDS

Although the happenings above are certainly adult-friendly, we do offer sweet events that are only for adults, which make them the perfect outing for friends or couples.

For the romantics, The Hershey Story Museum features Truffles for Couples Chocolate Lab classes February 10 – 14. While participants hand-roll and coat rich, dark chocolate ganache in milk and white chocolate, they’ll learn about the courtship and marriage of Milton and Catherine Hershey. Registration is available online at HersheyStory.org.

Hershey Lodge offers a unique Chocolate and Spirits Pairing Class with Chef Demonstration on February 4 and 18. If spirits aren’t your thing, the Lodge also offers a Beer and Chocolate Pairing Class on February 17. Another interactive offering is Chocolate Martini Mixology, where guests shake and mix their own signature chocolate martinis. This event is offered on February 10 and 24. To make reservations for any of these events, call 717-534-8601.

A fan-favorite event is the Wine & Chocolate Pairing Class at The Hotel Hershey, offered every Saturday in February at 4 p.m. The Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire is one of the premier events for Chocolate-Covered February. Also at The Hotel Hershey, this five-course dinner features chocolate in every bite. The culinary team loves to creatively incorporate cocoa into all aspects of the meal…not just dessert. But even the dessert is at a level like none other. Reservations can be made for either event by calling 717-534-8800.

After you digest (pun intended) all these chocolaty events, you’ll probably need an overnight stay. We’ll keep the sweetness going throughout your visit, including two overnight packages created exclusively for Chocolate-Covered February:

FAMILIES
Cookies & Cocoa Package
Available February 1-28, 2017

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast
  • Cookies and milk for four people
  • One hot chocolate voucher per person
  • Admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience
  • Admission to Hershey Gardens, including their new year-round tropical butterfly atrium 

ADULTS
Chocolate Cheers Package
Available February 1-28, 2017

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast
  • One Hershey’s Signature Chocolate Martini voucher per person
  • Admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience
  • Admission to Hershey Gardens, including their new year-round tropical butterfly atrium 

Be sure to visit ChocolateCoveredFebruary.com for a full breakdown of the events, activities and offerings. Share your experiences with us! Use #loveHersheyPA on Instagram and Twitter.