Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Hershey PA

This holiday season, escape the stress and mundane and let your heart be light! Fill your vacation itinerary with some jolly and bright events and activities. Here are the best ways to celebrate the Holidays in Hershey, PA! We recommend them all!


Holiday lights

Hershey Holiday Events

Our sweet town is even sweeter during this special time of year. Book your stay during one of these can’t-miss events for the most merry getaway ever!


Holiday Parade – with a twist

The City of Harrisburg will host a Reverse Holiday Parade this year. What is a reverse parade? Rather than stationary spectators watching a moving parade, moving spectators will watch a stationary parade as the spectators drive safely by in their cars. The first 150 vehicles will receive a goodie bag containing candy and items from the parade participants.
Nov. 21, 2020
Time: 10am-12pm
Where: City Island
No entrance fee; All spectators must be in vehicles.
Rain date: Saturday, Dec. 5


Holiday Sweets at Hersheypark

Holiday Rides & Coasters at Hershey’s Chocolatetown

  • Enjoy holiday thrills on your favorite rides and coasters including the all-new Candymonium, Laff Trakk, Sidewinde, Wild Mouse, Wildcat, and Cocoa Cruiser.

Holiday Lights

  • More than 5 million twinkling lights deck the halls of Hersheypark Christmas Candylane. Join our guests’ favorite show, NOEL, which features over 250,000 lights twinkling and blinking to classic holiday jingles.
  • Hershey Sweet Lights – A winter wonderland awaits at Hershey Sweet Lights! Enjoy nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays from the comfort of your car as you drive through 2 miles of wooded trails. Now – Jan. 1, 2021 

Holiday Trees

  • Stop by the Kissmas Tree display at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane. Enjoy seeing the iconic Kisses Fountain decked out in its holiday best, or taking festive photos with your favorite Hershey Characters.

Man and woman bundled up in winter gear shop for Christmas presents in a well-decorated, bright shopping center

Holiday Shopping

Check holiday shopping off your list at the all-new Hersheypark Supply Co. and HP Collections shops.

Breakfast with Santa at Chocolate World

Amp up the typical meet and greet this year, and have breakfast with Old Saint Nick. This fun event is for all ages.
Now – Dec. 20, 2020


Holiday cookies and candles

Hershey Gardens Crafty Christmas Creations

Make your own holiday decorations at this family-friendly event at Hershey Gardens.
Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2020
Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 2pm

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

The best and biggest festive event of the year features holiday rides, millions of lights, a visit from Santa, and so much more!
Now – Jan. 1, 2021


Hershey Trolley Works

Hop aboard the cozy express and enjoy Christmas carols, stories, and fun views as you ride around Chocolate World.
Now – Jan. 1, 2021


Happy and sad drama masksLive Performances



Set in the lavish yet dangerous Persian Empire, QUEEN ESTHER is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s life changed forever when she was escorted through the King’s palace doors. With a crown on her head but a secret in her heart, will she find the courage to trust in God? Witness one of the most captivating Bible stories brought to life on stage in Lancaster, PA.
Now – December 31, 2020
Sight & Sound Theatres, 300 Hartman Bridge Rd., Ronks, PA 17572

The GÜT Life! Christmas with the Yoders & Nick!

On Christmas Eve, Simon and Eliza Yoder never expected the man in the red suit; he was just as surprised. When he shows up at the Yoders by accident, this American Santa Clause spends time talking with the Amish couple and hears the Christmas Story for the first time.
Nov 5, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021
Recurring daily
Bird-in-Hand Stage, 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
Phone: (717) 768-1568

The Christmas Tree Ship

A ship, a storm, and a heroic Christmas tale. This new, heart-warming musical is based on the true story of Herman Schuenemann, also known as Captain Santa, who goes down with his ship on a storm in Lake Michigan – leaving behind a widow, their daughters, the family shipping business, and Herman’s mission to give away thousands of Christmas trees to those in need in Chicago. Can she accomplish these seemingly overwhelming tasks? This inspiring tale reminds us of the importance of kindness and the joy of Christmas.
Nov. 5 – Jan. 2, 2021
1pm, 4pm, and 7pm shows; Tuesdays thru Saturdays
Bird-in-Hand Stage, 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
Phone: (717) 768-1568

Now that your itinerary is full of holiday cheer, book your stay at Inn at Westwynd Farm and look forward to a festive winter escape!

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