The holidays are about to get SWEET! Hersheypark Christmas Candylane and Hershey Sweet Lights both return in 2023 and both open on November 10th! Celebrating 40 years Hersheypark Christmas Candylane has new offerings for 2023 to make the Sweetest Place on Earth evener sweeter this holiday season.
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane and Hershey Sweet Lights Return Nov. 10th
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane holiday attraction is celebrating 40 years this season and Hershey Sweet Lights drive-through attraction is marking 20 years!
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane holiday attraction will open to the public on select dates from Nov. 10, 2023, through Jan. 1, 2024.
Hours vary by day and are available at Hersheypark.com/info/hours
Just outside Hersheypark is Hershey Sweet Lights drive-through attraction. The separately ticketed experience kicks off on Nov. 10-12 and then is open nightly from Nov. 17 through Jan. 1, 2024; hours vary.
Hershey Sweet Lights features two miles of fields and wooded trails decorated with nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays created from about 2 million LED lights. Guests can enjoy the lights from the comfort of their cars while listening to holiday music.
For tickets and more information, visit www.Hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/christmas.php#sweetlights.
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane: Things to Do!
Guests who visit Hersheypark Christmas Candylane will experience the most lights in Pennsylvania!! More than five million sparkling lights will deck the halls of Hersheypark amusement park in celebration of the season.
The guest-favorite NOEL light show featuring more than 250,000 dancing lights choreographed to Christmas music returns nightly beginning at 5 p.m. in The Hollow region. Guests can view four different shows every half an hour from the three bridges overlooking Spring Creek or take a gondola-style ride on the Skyview attraction right over the lights.
Not only will Hersheypark have the most lights in PA, Hersheypark is also the ONLY place in Northeast with ALL Nine Reindeer!! Guests can see all nine live reindeer at Santa’s Reindeer Stables inside Hersheypark during all hours of operation through Jan. 1st.
Don't just meet the reindeer, meet the man in red himself! Santa will be available during all hours of operation (with breaks noted on signage) for photos as part of an interactive experience with his elves under the former Carrousel Pavillion through Dec. 24th!
Speaking of SWEET and greets. Guests who head to the Chevrolet Music Box Theatre will be able to meet their favorite Hershey Characters donning their coziest winter apparel and snap a photo!
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane: New for 2023!
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane has NEW offerings for 2023!
Unique Ride Offerings - Guests can enjoy holiday thrills on seven coasters, including the new Wildcat’s Revenge hybrid coaster during its first winter, plus Candymonium, sooperdooperLooper, Jolly Rancher Remix, Wild Mouse, Cocoa Cruiser and the indoor glowing Laff Trakk, which is decorated for the holidays with a large Christmas tree in the center!
Weather permitting, family-friendly rides and holiday favorites like Dry Gulch Railroad and Skyview are also available.
Mrs. Claus' Dance Party - Guests can join Mrs. Claus and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a bright and colorful Holiday Dance Party under the former Carrousel Pavillion at select times (noted in the Hersheypark app).
Festive Dining Experiences at The Chocolatier -
1) The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio will offer a holiday patio event with spiked hot chocolate for adults ages 21 and older, over-the-top hot chocolate for kids and tabletop s’mores kits overlooking Chocolatetown region starting Nov. 24.
2) Breakfast with Santa will also available at The Chocolatier on select dates from Nov. 24 through Dec. 24. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with hints of chocolate, kids' activities and holiday family fun while seeing Santa and a few of his elves.
Reservations for breakfast are required and can be made online at www.Hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/things-to-do/dining/the-chocolatier/.
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane: Resort Packages
Make it the SWEETEST holiday ever and stay overnight at one of Hersheypark's resorts!
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane packages featuring deluxe accommodations, Hersheypark Christmas Candylane tickets and breakfast are available for stays at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge.
Guests who book their holiday stay during the Hersheypark 12 Days of Christmas Pre-Sale from Nov. 1-12 can save with limited-time Holiday Pre-Sale Packages, including the pre-sale rate for the best price on Christmas Candylane tickets.
All resort guests receive Free Resort Benefits like free front gate shuttle service and preview hours. Overnight guests of Hershey Lodge receive exclusive access to Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge indoor pool complex.
Holiday packages and rates are available at www.Hersheypark.com/official-resorts/.
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