Five Ways to Enjoy Christmas in Hershey
If you’ve been thinking about visiting Hershey for the holidays and you’re not sure what to do, I have a list of some of my family’s favorite things to do for the holidays in Hershey. Heading to Hersheypark isn’t just a trip for the summer. There’s so much to do and enjoy during the holidays season as well. We usually like to plan our trip to take advantage of all our favorites while visiting and that includes one of the greatest light shows we’ve ever seen – Hershey Sweet Lights.
Disclosure: This post is written in partnership with Hersheypark as a part of the Sweetest Moms Program. Any opinions expressed are my own.
Hershey Sweet Lights
The kids love driving through the Sweet Lights display and listening to the music on the radio to accompany the different light displays. Our favorite is trying to spot the 12 Days of Christmas items from the song that’s on display. We enjoying taking our time cruising through the display and finding the themed displays.
Drive through two miles of lighted displays from the comfort of your car in Hershey Sweet Lights attraction. Hershey Sweet Lights attraction begins Friday, November 10 and is open daily through Monday, January 1, 2018. For operational hours and dates visit www.Hersheypark.com. Admission to Sweet Lights cost $19.15 per car (Mon-Thur) and $26.15 per car (Fri – Sun).
Christmas Candylane at Hersheypark
The fun of Hersheypark doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop. We love visiting the park during the holiday season when the lines are a little shorter and the park is filled with holiday cheer. Did you know that ticket prices for Christmas Candylane is just $24 per person and kids 2 and under are free?
Christmas Candylane holiday attraction will feature:
A new addition to the roller coaster line-up – Sidewinder coaster will join favorites Wildcat, sooperdooperLooper, Cocoa Cruiser, Wild Mouse and Laff Trakk coasters that will open during the Christmas Candylane holiday event (weather permitting). The new for 2017 Hershey Triple Towers attraction also will be one of the more than 50 rides open for the season.
Four million sparkling lights will illuminate and excite as you make your way through Hersheypark Amusement Park. A new holiday show, A Music Box Christmas, will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. And iconic Christmas Candylane activities will return, including Santa and his live reindeer, Rudolph’s Skating Pond, and NOEL, the breathtaking light show.
Christmas Candylane holiday attraction begins Friday, November 10 and is open on select dates through Monday, January 1, 2018. For operational hours and dates visit www.Hersheypark.com.
Breakfast with Santa
If you’re looking to have breakfast with Santa, Hershey is the place to do it. There are so many options open to families looking for a special opportunity that’s guaranteed to make lifelong memories. My family and I had breakfast with Santa at Hersheypark Place and we absolutely loved it. Mr & Mrs Claus walked around the dining room talking to all the families and there were plenty of photo opportunities. To learn more about the Breakfast with Santa at Hersheypark Place visit their website.
Other breakfasts with Santa opportunities in Hershey include a special package at the Hershey Lodge and Hotel Hershey and Chocolate World.
Breakfast With Santa Package – Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge
Available at Hershey Lodge November 27 – December 24, 2017 (Friday & Saturday nights)
Available at The Hotel Hershey November 24 – December 24, 2017 (Friday & Saturday nights)
Package Includes: Deluxe accommodations, breakfast buffet with Santa per person, one-day admission to Christmas Candylane holiday attraction per person, admission for one vehicle to Hershey Sweet Lights attraction, admission to Hershey Gardens (including the year-round Butterfly Atrium), and admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience.
Breakfast with Santa at Chocolate World
- Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they get ready for the busy holiday! Start the day in a merry way with a warm Breakfast with Santa at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction! This interactive and entertaining morning will delight and dazzle both young – and young at heart!
To book your breakfast with Santa package visit the Chocolate World website or the Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge special package offers page.
Holiday Trolley Ride
Hershey Trolley Works is one of the attractions in Chocolate World. It’s a great way to learn about the history of Milton Hershey and the Hershey Company. Enjoy sweet treats along and way and a nice ride in a classic trolley car.
All aboard for a historic journey through Hershey, the town built on chocolate! Trolley tours board ten minutes in advance at the depot outside the main entrance of HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction (rain or shine). Seating is limited; purchase tickets early. Visit the Hershey Trolley Works website for additional information.
SEASONAL TROLLEY TOURS
- Seasonal Trolley Pricing
– Adult: $15.95 (Ages 13+)
– Child: $12.95 (Ages 3-12)
– Children Ages 2 and under FREE
- Holly Jolly Trolley: Take a cozy trip on an old-fashioned trolley which is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit with caroling, stories, and even a special visit from a certain jolly, old elf.
- Sweet Lights Trolley: Looking for an extra special way to celebrate the holidays? Journey through HERSHEY SWEET LIGHTS, a magical holiday light display, on board an old-fashioned trolley. Our trolley conductor will have carols, HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates, and creative commentary to entertain you and your family.
- Sweet Lights Trolley Pricing
– All Ages: $10.95
– Children Ages 2 and under FREE
- Sweet Lights Trolley Pricing
See the Reindeer
Did you know that Hersheypark had reindeer? Well, you can visit with some reindeer during your visit to the park for Christmas Candylane. You can visit with Santa then see all nine of his reindeer up close and personal in their stables, including Rudolph. After your finished visiting with the Reindeer head to Rudolph’s Skating Pond for a more family fun. Skates only cost $3 per person to rent.
I hope you give Hershey a try for all your holiday memories, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and love. To learn more about Hershey holiday activities visit www.HersheyPA.com.