Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is the sweetest place to be this holiday season. Christmas in Hershey is better than ever in 2019. Here is all the information you need to know before you visit Hersheypark at Christmas.
While you are in the town that smells like chocolate, be sure to visit the new Melt Spa and get yourself wrapped in chocolate! Be sure to read my tips for when you visit Hersheypark, and come back for Springtime in the park and Hersheypark in the dark. You might as well look at getting a Hersheypark season pass!
What To Do At Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
You thought Hersheypark was just open during the summer, right!? Sorry you are wrong! Not only does Hersheypark have spring, summer and fall activities but they have Christmas Candylane in the winter.
What are the dates of Hersheypark Christmas Candylane?
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane begins Friday, November 2 and is open on select dates through Tuesday, January 1, 2020. For operational hours and dates, visit www.Hersheypark.com. Have you ever visited The Hotel Hershey at Christmas? Breathtaking!!
Price of admission to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
Online tickets are less than $23.95 when guests purchase tickets online before November 27; tickets are valid through Jan. 1. Season Pass holders enjoy unlimited free visits, in addition to a Season Pass Plus option on sale now that includes Christmas Candylane and unlimited fun in 2020. Further discounts if you purchase a multiple day pass.
Guests can also add unlimited 2019 Christmas Candylane visits (including free parking and a 15 percent food and retail discount) to a 2020 Season Pass for only $30. Current Season Pass holders can enjoy Christmas Candylane as part of their year-long perks!
What rides are open for Christmas in Hershey?
Christmas Candylane holiday attraction at Hersheypark will feature more than 45 rides (weather permitting), including 40 rides for children and six roller coasters: Laff Trakk, Sidewinder, sooperdooperLooper, Wild Mouse, Wildcat and Cocoa Cruiser, weather permitting. A new offering for 2019, Reese’s Cupfusion and Christmas-themed décor this holiday season!
Rollercoasters are open during Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
6 Roller Coasters Are Open during Hersheypark Christmas Candylane. Be sure to dress for the cold as Laff Trakk is the only indoor coaster.
- Sidewinder Cocoa Cruiser
- Wild Mouse
- Laff Trakk which has a Christmas-themed décor this holiday season!
Are the reindeer real at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane?
YES! The actual reindeer that help deliver presents are here at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane! At least, that is what the reindeer wrangler told me when we were discussing the 9 live reindeer in the enclosure. Be sure to chat with the keepers from Zoo America when you visit the reindeer. They have lots of great reindeer information to share with you!
Santa is in the Sweetest Place On Earth and wants to meet you! Find Santa, tell him what is on your wish list this year and take some photos with him.
What is new for 2019 at Hershey Park Christmas?
This year kids can meet Santa at the Candy Cottage while they are visiting Hersheypark Christmas candylane. This is an indoor, heated photo opportunity.
What is Hershey Sweet Lights and is it included in the Hersheypark ticket?
Hershey Sweet Lights is a 2 mile drive through a wooded trail while tuned into holiday music. There is an additional ticket to purchase to drive through the over 600 light displays. Feel free to pack a snack of Peanut butter blossom cookies and hot chocolate to make a magical memory as you drive.
Open nightly from Nov. 15, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020, families can enjoy the bright lights from the comfort of their car while listening to holiday music.
Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction At Christmas
Breakfast with Santa – Families can start the day in a merry way by joining Santa and Mrs. Claus for a warm breakfast buffet, featuring signature Hershey’s items like chocolate chip pancakes. A portrait with Santa, children’s gift from Santa, a cookie decorating station, Amazing Candy Machine experience, visits from the Hershey Characters and the 4D Chocolate Mystery Show will also be included in this seasonal event.
Dates: Nov. 16-17, 23-24 and 29-30, and Dec. 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 Times: 7:30-9 a.m.
Sweet Lights Trolley (Select dates and times in November and December): Guests of all ages can journey through Hershey Sweet Lights on board an old-fashioned trolley complete with chocolate, carols and creative commentary from the conductors.
Holly Jolly Trolley (Select dates and times in November and December): A trip on the Holly Jolly Trolley will feature caroling, jingling and a sweet visit from a certain jolly old elf who has gifts for everyone on the nice list.
Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate House (Nov. 15 through Jan. 1, 2020 during operating hours): The annual Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate House, which supports the Children’s Miracle Network, will be decorated entirely with Hershey’s chocolate and confections for families to enjoy.
Does Hershey Gardens decorate for Christmas?
Hershey Gardens, a 23-acre botanical display garden, will be decorated for the holiday season and host two events during the most wonderful time of the year that are included with admission.
The Christmas Tree Showcase (Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Visitors will experience all things merry and bright at a festive showcase of holiday trees in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. Each tree will be exquisitely decorated by a different local florist and feature a variety of tree decorating styles and themes, while a stunning 14-foot poinsettia tree will take center stage. The Welcome Pavilion and Butterfly Atrium will also be decorated for the holidays.
Crafty Christmas Creations (Select dates from Nov. 23 through Dec. 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.): Families can stop by the Education Center, located in The Children’s Garden, for some fun holiday craft making. A display of trees decorated with ornaments made by local students will add to the holiday spirit.
Visit with Santa (Dec. 7 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Guests can visit with Santa in the Educational & Horticultural Wing of the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory.
ZooAmerica is open during Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre zoo that cares for more than 200 animals, is open year-round and will offer two educational programs during the holiday season. (please note hours vary).
- Wild Winter Treats (Select days in December): Zoo guests can watch the animals enjoy a special winter treat.
- Wild Winter Adventures (Morning and afternoon sessions on select days in December): Participants will learn how animals survive the cold, participate in making animal enrichment activities, enjoy a snack, visit the reindeer in Hersheypark, and more. Pre-registration is required.
Refillable Mug at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
Signature hot chocolate will be available for purchase during Christmas Candylane in all-day and all-season souvenir mugs to keep guests warm. Other sweet treats like s’mores and King Size Shakes will offer a unique taste of the holidays.
All-Day Souvenir Mug Deal – Enjoy a 2019 Souvenir mug and save with FREE refills on hot beverages all day! Plus, get .99-cent refills on future visits! **Valid for hot beverages only.
All-Season Souvenir Mug Deal – Enjoy a 2019 Souvenir mug and save with FREE refills on hot beverages during the entire Christmas Candylane season! **Valid for hot beverages only.
Fast Track Pass for Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
Shorter lines? Ride on. Add a Fast Track Pass to your Hersheypark ticket, and say ‘see you later’ to the regular lines on up to 12 attractions, including 5 coasters! Valid on each of the following rides one time per day.
Hersheypark Fast Track Pass –
allows you to skip the regular line during Hersheypark Christmas Candylane once for each of the 7 featured attractions . $10
Fast Track Unlimited Pass –
allows you to skip the regular line on any 7 of the featured attractions all – day – long during Hersheypark Christmas Candylane! $25
Save time with a Fast Track Pass! Limited quantities are available; buy online today.