Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth, turns into a winter wonderland offering special packages and a variety of holiday activities for the entire family.  Here’s what not to miss in Hershey this holiday season:

~ Hersheypark Christmas Candylane ~

Beginning November 16 and running through December 31, Hersheypark becomes a magical winter wonderland.  More than 2 million twinkling lights and festive decorations, as well as Santa and his nine reindeer, set the scene for holiday magic.  Guests can browse through quaint village shops and enjoy a holiday show in the Music Box Theatre.  Rides and entertainment are included in the one-price admission (ages 3 and up are $9.95).

~ Hershey Sweet Lights: A Holiday Drive-Thru Spectacular ~

 From November 12, 2007 through January 1, 2008, nearly 600 illuminated and animated holiday displays incorporating more than 200 holiday scenes will be set up behind The Hotel Hershey.  Sweet Lights will take guests on a 2-mile adventure through wooded trails while enjoying the sounds of the holiday season from the car.  Admission is $20 per car.

~ Christmas in Chocolate Town, A Holiday Dinner Musical ~

From November 18 to December 28, Hershey Lodge will present a new holiday show, complete with all-new scenery, songs and dances to celebrate the season.  The evening starts with hors d’oeuvres and the cast caroling among the crowd, followed by a Christmas dinner.  Following dessert, the lights go down as the show begins.  The cost for show and dinner is $45.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 12 and under.  Prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity, and the days and times of the show vary.  Matinees and evening performances are available.

~ Holiday Packages at Hershey Resorts ~
Family Fun Package
Hershey Lodge
Valid Dates: Now through December 29, 2007
Rates: From $223 (children 17 and under stay free)
Includes: Deluxe accommodations, breakfast, tickets to Hershey’s Really Big 3D Show at Hershey’s Chocolate World, complimentary tickets to ZooAmerica or Antique Auto Museum at Hershey, and admission to Hershey Gardens and Hershey Museum.

Breakfast With Santa
Hershey Lodge
Valid Dates: November 16 through December 15, 2007 (Fridays & Saturdays only)
Rates: From $345
Includes: Deluxe accommodations; breakfast buffet with Santa; and admission to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, Hershey Sweet Lights, Hershey Gardens and Hershey Museum.

Breakfast with Santa
The Hotel Hershey
Valid Dates: November 23 through December 15, 2007 (Fridays & Saturdays only)
Rates: From $498 (package pricing for up to four people)
Includes: Deluxe accommodations; breakfast or lunch with Santa; and admission to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, Hershey Sweet Lights, Hershey Gardens and Hershey Museum.

Sweet Shopping Package
The Hotel Hershey
Valid Dates: November 25 through December 20, 2007 (Sundays-Thursdays only)
Rates: From $478
Includes: Deluxe accommodations, breakfast in the Circular Dining Room, admission to Hershey Sweet Lights, shuttle service to The Outlets at Hershey, $100 per adult in gift cards from select outlet stores, $25 gift card per adult to Hershey’s Chocolate World, package pick-up and delivery to guest’s room, gift wrapping service, and admission to Hershey Gardens and Hershey Museum.

Holiday Spectacular Package
The Hotel Hershey
Valid Dates: December 20 through 28, 2007
Rates: From $466
Includes: Deluxe accommodations, breakfast and dinner in the Circular Dining Room, admission to Hershey Sweet Lights, holiday welcome gift, $50 Hotel gift certificate per adult*, and admission to Hershey Gardens and Hershey Museum
(*$50 gift certificate redeemable at The Hotel Hershey during the period of stay only and no refunds will be made on unused portions. Credit is not applicable to room rate, gratuities or alcoholic beverages. One gift certificate per qualified stay. Not applicable to past stays, groups or conventions.)

Hershey’s Chocolate World Family New Year’s Eve Party
The Hotel Hershey
Valid Date: December 30-31, 2007 (two-night minimum)
Rates: From $423.98
Includes: Deluxe accommodations, kick-off dance party, New Year’s Eve grand dinner and dessert buffet, entertainment, dancing, all Hershey’s Chocolate World attractions, New Year’s Day breakfast, and admission to Hershey Gardens and Hershey Museum.

New Year’s Eve Spectacular
The Hotel Hershey
Valid Date: December 30-31, 2007 (two-night minimum)
Rates: From $503.44
Includes: Deluxe accommodations, seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing in the Circular Dining Room (black tie optional), New Year’s Day breakfast in the Circular Dining Room, and admission to Hershey Gardens and Hershey Museum.

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