Make new holiday memories in Hershey, PA. Thank you #sweetestmoms for sponsoring this post.
We’ve been to Hershey, PA over a dozen times but this year was our first time visiting during the holidays. Normally I only think about going to an amusement park during the spring and summer months because I’m not a big fan of cold weather. But I was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to do in Hershey, PA in December! We’ve made some fun new memories as a family and I plan on continuing this through the years.
We bundled up and sipped on hot chocolate to stay warm while participating in fun activities. Here are four of our favorite things to do in Hershey during the holidays.
CHRISTMAS CANDYLAND AT HERSHEYPARK
Oh what fun it is to ride more than 45 rides at Hersheypark Christmas Candyland during the holidays! The park is open select evenings and weekends in December. You can view the full schedule here.
It was cold, I’m not going to lie, but we bundled up with hats, scarves and gloves and had a great time on the rides. My youngest is a dare devil and he thought it was the coolest thing to ride roller coasters while everything was decorated with Christmas lights.
If you don’t have time to visit before Christmas, you can always check it out the week between Christmas and News Years. That’s a great time as the kids are off from school and it continues the holiday fun.
(photo provided by Hersheypark)
Drive through two miles of displayed lights while listening to Christmas music and munching on kettle corn all from the comforts of your car. We had a blast and the kids were oohing and ahhing over the holiday lights. They are opened nightly through January 1st. Check out more information here.
(photo provided by Hershey)
INDULGE IN SWEETS
No family trip is complete without yummy treats. If there’s one place to indulge and let your taste buds be wowed it’s in Hershey.
(photo provided by Hershey)
My youngest had his eyes on this! Go big or go home, right?!
MAKE YOUR OWN CANDY BAR, YES PLEASE!
This was the first time we’ve made our own chocolate bars and as you can imagine the kids were really into it. Plus, this was a good way to warm up and try something new.
It takes you through the full process of creating a chocolate bar from choosing your ingredients, designing your own wrapper to following your chocolate bar through the process of being created.
Tickets can be purchased in the lobby at Chocolate World. For more information, visit the Hershey’s Chocolate World site.
This is just a few of our favorite things, but there’s so much to do in Hershey during the holidays! Make sure to visit The Hershey Stories Blog for more ideas and tips and read A Parent’s Guide to Hershey, PA: Over 25 Resources before your next visit.
I am part of the Sweetest Moms program for Hershey. My family was provided tickets to attend Hersheypark. All thoughts and opinions are my own.