Year and years ago when I was growing up, Hershey Park was one of the destinations we always looked forward to. We would always go on summer break and ride the rides until we couldn’t stand it. Little did I know that there was is so much more to do at HersheyPark than just the amusement park.
HersheyPark Christmas Candylane is open select dates from November 13th until December 31st. During this time the park is adorned with over 4 million holiday lights. Everywhere you look is a magical spectacle and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
If the lights weren’t enough to get you going, the parks rides are also open. Take a ride on 4 of the parks most awesome coasters – sooperdooperLooper, Laff Trakk (First Indoor, Spinning, Glow-Coaster in the United States), Wildcat, and Cocoa Cruiser. Let me tell you, there’s just something about walking along in the park at night that is magical. Seeing the lights and all of the rides lit up just puts you in such a great mood and you want to share it with everyone!
Speaking of the park at night, you haven’t experienced anything until you have ridden a coaster at night! You know what else is great about the park in December, no long lines or melting from the heat!
Of course, no visit to Christmas Candylane would be complete without a visit with the man himself, Santa!
Let’s not forget his 9 LIVE reindeer either, they are waiting for you to visit just as much as Santa is!
Once you are done visiting, you can go ice skating at Rudolph’s Skating Pond for just $3 per rental.
If you would like to spend even more time with Santa, join him, Mrs. Claus and friends Saturdays and Sundays from November 21 to December 20 at HersheyPark Place restaurant for Breakfast and or Lunch where they will be telling stories, singing songs, and presenting a special treats for each child twelve and under.
That’s not all you can do this Holiday season at the park….there are tons of Christmas entertainment options:
A Music Box Christmas: The Littlest Tree
Music Box Theatre
Carl the elf is at Santa’s Tree Farm, searching for the perfect family for his Christmas tree, Douglas. The only problem is, Douglas is the littlest tree on the lot. With a cast of crazy characters and the merriest songs of the Season, this heartwarming show brings the magic of Christmas to life!
Experience NOEL, a breathtaking light show featuring more than 200,000 dancing lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas Music.
Nightly shows every half hour starting at 5 PM.
Christmas Candylane Storytime
The Cookie Workshop, located in Kissing Tower Hill
Presented by Capitol BlueCross
Join one of Santa’s elves for a holiday story.
Weeknights: 6:30 & 7:30 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, & Black Friday: 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 PM
Our Friends from the Sea
This entertaining and educational show features California seas lions and harbor seals!
Saturdays: 1, 2:30, & 4 PM
Sundays: 1, 2:30, & 4 PM
See what I mean? There is so much to see and do at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane! Book your ticket now, and don’t miss out on this wonderful experience of lights, rides, shopping, seasonal treats (you have to try the hot chocolate with the works!), and more!
If you are planning on heading to Hershey, PA for Christmas Candylane, don’t miss Hershey Sweet Lights.
A winter wonderland awaits at Hershey Sweet Lights, A Holiday Drive-Thru Spectacular. Enjoy nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays from the comfort of your car as you drive through two miles of wooded trails.
I had the chance to experience this for myself and it was amazing! So many beautiful lights and displays. This should definitely be a new holiday tradition for you and your family. For information and pricing, check out the official Hershey Sweet Lights page.
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Disclosure: I was provided with an all-expense trip to Hershey, PA. All opinions are 100% my own.