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Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane set to open soon

There’s Hersheypark happy and then there’s Hersheypark happy at the holidays.

The popular amusement park in the world’s chocolate capital is set to open its Hersheypark Christmas Candylane on Nov. 15 and continue through Jan. 1.

With 4 million (yes, 4 million) lights, a number of family-friendly and coasters open plus a chance to see your favorite chocolate mascots, there’s something for everyone!

Among the rides Hersheypark will feature at the annual holiday event includes Laff Trakk, Sidewinder, sooperdooperLooper, Wild Mouse, Wildcat and Cocoa Cruiser (all weather permitting, of course).

And this new attraction sounds very fun! The Reese’s Cupfusion will give guests a very important mission: Protect the factory to keep Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from going extinct! The attraction has a special holiday scene!

The “NOEL light show” features lights choreographed to music. Plus, guests can check out a holiday-themed show at the heated (Hersheypark’s press release makes sure to note that!) Chevrolet Music Box Theatre venue … and an indoor, heated photo opportunity with Hershey’s characters.

And no holiday event is complete without Santa Claus. But Hersheypark takes it one step further, giving families a chance to see all nine (!!) of Santa’s reindeer – do your math because that also includes Rudolph!!

But wait, there’s more!

The drive-thru Hershey Sweet Lights will offer nearly 600 illuminated displays over a 2-mile path. The display is available Nov. 15 to Jan. 1.

Hershey Sweet Lights offers nearly 600 illuminated displays over a 2-mile path.

And, check this out: Hersheypark and The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge resorts offer the very sweet Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Package that includes a one-night stay at either hotel plus a one-day admission to Hersheypark for the holiday event plus a milk and cookie delivery plus admission for one vehicle into the Hershey Sweet Lights event. The package is available Nov. 15 to Dec. 30.

More details

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is $23.95 when tickets are purchased online at before Nov. 24. Tickets are valid through Jan. 1.

There’s a new, temporary, entrance to the holiday event due to construction at the usual entrance. Check out this map to see all of the park’s holiday offerings.

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An Oreo cookie house is better than a gingerbread house

Making gingerbread houses are fun!

Eating gingerbread houses are not.

But listen up … there is an Oreo cookie house and I am here for it.

The Oreo Holiday Chocolate Cookie House lets you get creative with your creation!

I’m afraid I’d not have any Oreos left, and I cannot explain where the Oreos would go.

I try to make a gingerbread house (or something) every year. One year I made a tree that ended up being far too big and wide to really display anywhere! I bought, but never used, a Super Mario Bros. gingerbread kit last year. I’m still bummed I forgot about it!

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