We’re officially in the new year and the last thing you’re probably thinking about it gift giving. You may have already given some amazing gifts for the holiday season but it’s never too soon to start thinking about gifts for special occasions for this year. Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and other special occasions are on the horizon and if you’re looking for great gift ideas, I know one place with lots for everyone to enjoy. Give the gift of Hershey this year, and give lifelong memories to someone special.
Disclosure: I’m a Sweetest Families 2019 Ambassador in partnership with Hersheypark. Any opinions expressed are my own.
Hershey has so much to offer for everyone on your lists. It’s one of our favorite places to visit year-round. We love sharing it with friends and family whenever we can. This year I made a vow to my kids to give the gift of experiences instead of stuff and if you’re looking for gifts that create memories and last a lifetime check out these amazing ideas for gifting Hershey.
Hersheypark Season Passes
For the upcoming 2020 season, Hersheypark has three options for season passes. Each offers guests different perks and offers. The most affordable option being the Bite-Sized Season Pass. This pass offers the holder unlimited visits for Hersheypark and Zoo America plus 50% off general parking for $149. The Full-Sized Season Pass includes all the regular benefits of unlimited visits to the park and Zoo America, free parking, access to the season pass holder lot, 1-hr early access, and new for the 2020 season 20% off Hersheypark tickets and monthly rewards program.
The absolutely best option is the King-Sized Season Pass. It includes all the perks of the full-sized pass plus all-new perks for the 2020 season.
- Base Price $225
- NEW! First-To-Ride 2020 Candymonium
- NEW! FREE All-Year Drink Plan – more than a $34 value!
- NEW! Christmas Candylane Hot Beverage Plan– more than a $15 value!
- NEW! 1 FREE Springtime Or Summer Ticket – more than a $72 value!
- NEW! 1 FREE Halloween Or Christmas Ticket – more than a $45 value!
- NEW! 35% Off Hersheypark Tickets – up to a $500 value!
- NEW! King Size Season Pass Appreciation Bag
- NEW! Monthly Rewards Program
- NEW! 15% Off 2020 All-Year Fast TrackProgram
- Year-Round Events
Hershey Gift Cards
Gift Cards are a great way to give a gift and allow the receiver to pick something they like or use it towards something they really want. Hershey Gift Cards are great for so many reasons. They can be used at the official resorts of Hersheypark, in the park, at Chocolate World, The Giant Center and more.
Hershey Theatre Tickets
Did you know that the Hershey Theatre has amazing broadway shows right in downtown Hershey? Experience the traveling Broadway shows in the historic Hershey Theatre. Each season they bring different shows to the town and even bring back some favorites. While you have missed some of the shows in 2019, there are still some great ones coming in 2020.
- “Waitress,” April 14-19, 2020
- “Anastasia,” July 21-26, 2020
- “Bandstand,” Feb. 28-29, 2020
- “Blue Man Group,” March 27-29, 2020
- “The Book of Mormon,” Aug. 11-16, 2020
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Every trip to Hershey we make sure to stop into Chocolate World and see what’s new in the world of chocolate. The recently updated the free ride inside Chocolate World which is always fun and you get a free piece of chocolate at the end. We also love the attractions at Chocolate World, like creating our own candy bar, the Chocolate tasting, and the Trolley Ride is a great way to learn the Milton Hershey Story and see the sights around town.
Melt Spa by Hershey
The Hotel Hershey has a beautiful spa that guests have been enjoying for years but a few years ago they opened Melt Spa by Hershey in Downtown Hershey. My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to experience the spa and it was very refreshing and relaxing for us both. You can book the services yourself or give a gift card for services from the spa, but I promise anyone receiving this gift would love it. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, anniversary gifts, and even just because and self-care gifts. This is one gift I would give to myself.
Hershey Bears Tickets
Know a hockey fan? Then tickets to a Hershey Bears game is the perfect gift to give. Sporting events are always fun and the Hershey Bears annual Teddy Bear Toss one event fans of the team look forward to each year.
The Official Resorts of Hersheypark
We love staying at the official resorts of Hersheypark when we visit the area. My kids absolutely love the Hersheypark Camping Resort. We usually stay in one of their cabins which has more than enough space for six. There’s a grill outside and firepit in case you want to BBQ or make smores. It’s rustic and perfect for creating lots of fun memories. The Hershey Lodge is our second favorite because of WaterWorks at the Hershey Lodge. It’s a year-round indoor water park the kids can enjoy either before or after visiting the park.
The Hotel Hershey also has great options as well. Their outdoor pool area is amazing and the cottages are perfect for planning a group gathering with your family members. The Hotel Hershey is very luxurious. My family and I loved our stay at the hotel, especially exploring the grounds and the gift shop. This is the perfect destination if you’re planning a romantic getaway to celebrate an anniversary or romantic occasion.
Regardless of what you choose when giving the gift of Hershey, all of these are great options and there are lots of other gift ideas as well. A family membership to the Hershey Story Museum, a car ride through Sweet Lights, tickets to Springtime in the Park, Hersheypark in the Dark, or Christmas Candaylane are all wonderful gift ideas. I hope Hershey ends up on your gift list this year and every year.