Enjoy Halloween in Hershey, PA
The Sweetest Place On Earth Delivers Family-Friendly Fun
August is here and we all know what comes next-September, and then my favorite month of the year, October! Yes, I absolutely am in love with October! There is something about the chill in the air, the changing leaves and of course Halloween! I may be so into summer right now, but come the first breeze of Fall, I will be breaking out the cuddly sweaters and cozy boots! Fall does bring some wonderful changes as Hershey transforms into a festive Halloween destination. Featuring safe, family-focused events and activities ranging from roller coaster rides and a trick-or-treat adventure at Hersheypark in the Dark to a flashlight walking experience at ZooAmerica during Creatures of the Night, Halloween In Hersheyprovides guests with three weekends of family thrills.
Although we are wearing our flip-flops, now is a great time to book your Halloween stay at a Hershey Resort!
The fun takes place Fridays through Sundays from October 16 through November 1, and includes:
Hersheypark in the Dark
Hersheypark in the Dark features more than 50 rides and attractions including the Parks 13 roller coaster and Halloween-themed entertainment. Guests visiting the Park will experience:
- Halloween-themed rides and experiences.
- New this year! Thrill seekers will enjoy our newest roller coaster, Laff Trakk, the nations only indoor, spinning glow-coaster, in complete darkness the last hour of each operating evening.
- Additionally, the Park will also turn the lights off on our three wooden roller coasters during that same hour creating more opportunity for seasonal fun!
- Hersheys Trick-or-Treat Adventure featuring a candy trail that starts at Hersheys Chocolate World and continues throughTreatville, a seasonal town inside Hersheypark, for children 12 and younger (costumes are encouraged).
- Fall-themed food and beverage offerings, and live entertainment including favorites Bunsen & The Burners, a band of crazy singing scientists and their monster friends.
Tickets for Hersheypark in the Dark are $35.85 for adults (ages 9-54) and $24.85 for juniors (ages 3-8) and seniors (ages 55+). For hours of operation and additional information, please visit www.hershey ; park.com/seasons/halloween.php.
Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica
Included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark in the Dark, guests are invited to bring a flashlight to experience Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica. This is the only time of the year when guests can experience the Zoo after dark. They will enjoy:
- Seeing the nocturnal habits of North American species.
- Pumpkin treats being fed for select animals.
Separate admission is also available at the Zoos off-street entrance.
The Official Resorts of Hersheypark
Guests that stay at one of the three Official Resorts of Hersheypark get to enjoy discounted admission to Hersheypark in the Dark and complimentary shuttle service.
The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge offer a Halloween In Hershey Package that gives guests the following perks:
- Deluxe accommodations.
- Breakfast with the Hersheys Characters.
- One-day admission to Hersheypark in the Dark.
- Admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Storys Museum Experience.
The package is available Fridays and Saturdays from October 16 through October 31 with prices starting from $489* at Hershey Lodgeand $559* at The Hotel Hershey, for a family of four.
*Price is per room per night, based on a family of four. Excludes tax and gratuities. Other restrictions may apply.
The Spa At The Hotel Hershey
From September 1 through November 30, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey offers guests fall-themed treatments to relax their mind and body.
- Pumpkin Latte Manicure & Pedicure: $140* Monday – Thursday, $150* Friday Sunday
- Pumpkin Spice Scrub: $70* Monday – Thursday, $75* Friday Sunday (available October
- Pumpkin Soufflé Wrap: $125* Monday – Thursday, $135* Friday Sunday (available October 1)
- Pumpkin Immersion: $195* Monday – Thursday, $205* Friday Sunday (available October 1)
*A 20 percent service charge will be added to the bill for all treatments. This treatment may not be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion.
Hersheys Chocolate World
With fun for the whole family each weekend during Halloween in Hershey, Hersheys Chocolate World guests enjoy:
- Hersheys Trick-Or-Treat Adventure: Enter Hershey Hallow to begin your trick-or-treat adventure.
- Tricky Treats & Sweets: Shop Halloween treats in Hersheys largest candy store and pick up delightful sweets from the bakery.
- NEW! Flavors of Fall Dessert Festival: Discover unique treats and rediscover classic favorites.
The Hershey Story Museum
Visitors can learn about the history of chocolate at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, and families can experience:
- Black Cat Alley: Follow the black cat to Halloween fun and get a head start on trick-or-treating with some delicious Hersheys treats! Kids can use vintage Hershey advertising art to create their own mini Halloween character to use as a pin or decoration. Make a Halloween spider web, too. Costumes are encouraged for children ages 12 and under. $5 per person. This activity is held Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from October 17 through November 1.
Hershey Gardens lights up the night with more than 150 uniquely carved illuminated pumpkins and a variety of whimsical scarecrows, some of which come alive, during its annual Pumpkin Glow. Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to bring a flashlight, come in costume, trick-or-treat throughout the Gardens and experience the following activities:
- Listen to a garden-themed story.
- Collect candy treats at stops along the Gardens paths.
- Watch live pumpkin carving demonstrations.
Pumpkin Glow is from 6 to 9 p.m. on October 23, 24, 30 and 31.
For additional information, hours and pricing for Halloween In Hershey, please visit www.HersheyPA.com. Follow us on Twitter @HersheyPA.
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