Halloween in Hershey

As you might imagine, we’re pretty big on candy here in Hershey. It just so happens that Halloween is fast approaching, a night known for being filled with tricks, and more importantly, treats! There are still some spooktacular Halloween events going on in Hershey, so get ready to have some skele-fun!

October 26 @ 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat night is October 26 in Hershey, and Life Church is hosting a Parking Lot Party from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for all the superheroes, princesses, and all other costumed families who are out and about. They will have hot chocolate, hot dogs, cotton candy, music, and—of course—plenty of candy to give away! Stop by for some sweet family fun! Location: Derry Township School District parking lot, behind the Hershey Theatre.

Pumpkin Glow at The Hershey Gardens

October 27 & 28 @ 6:00  – 8:30 pm

Join the “glow” and walk the Gardens pathway with more than 150 carved, illuminated and themed pumpkins. Kids, ages 12 and younger, are invited to bring a flashlight and come in costume while trick-or-treating at eight candy stops throughout the Gardens.

Visit 10 unique themed pumpkin areas, including Hero Headquarters, Creative Cartoons, Haunted Happenings, Halloween Zoo, Woodland Creatures, A Pirate’s Life, Wicked Fun, Plants & Pollinators and Once Upon a Time.  

  • Discover a fascinating collection of live bugs, such as tarantulas, scorpions and giant beetles in the Creepy Crawly Gallery.
  • Enjoy a meet & greet with two adorable animal puppets.
  • Watch live pumpkin-carving demonstrations under the Pumpkin Tent.
  • For a sweet treat, Sugar Whipped Bakery of Lititz, PA will be selling signature cupcakes and baked goods.

Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

Creatures Of The Night at ZooAmerica

October 27-29 @ 6:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what your favorite animals do at night? Explore ZooAmerica’s Creatures Of The Night to get a glimpse of what happens when you’re not there. Watch the wolves howl at the moon, see the bears devour pumpkins, and hangout with the bats at their favorite hour! Enjoy special themed treats as you tour 10 limited-time exhibits and displays, which are great for families of all ages. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight!

October 28 @ 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

This Saturday, the Hershey Biergarten is hosting a fang-tastic Halloween Party with games, drink specials, and from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, an improv show! There will be special prizes awarded to the best costumes, so stop by for a frighteningly good time.

Hersheypark in The Dark Trick or Treat Trail

October 27-29 during all operating hours

Calling all trick or treaters ages 12 and younger! This weekend go to Hersheypark and follow The Trick or Treat Trail to collect Hershey’s candy at 13 exciting stops, including: a spook-tacular bat cave, a groove of haunted trees, and Treatville! The Trail is available during Hersheypark In The Dark operating hours.

Trick-or-Treat Storytime at the Hershey Public Library

October 31 @ 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Children ages 3-6 are invited to Trick-or-Treat Storytime. Come in costume to enjoy stories and a chance to trick-or-treat in the library. No registration necessary. If you have questions, please e-mail ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3707.

Trick-or-Treat Trolley

October 27- 29

The Hershey Trolley Works’ Trick-or-Treat Trolley returns this year, with limited edition tours that features Milton Hershey’s life story in a fall themed Trolley with plenty of treats and no tricks.

All tours depart from the main entrance of Hershey’ Chocolate World. Times vary per day. Click here to purchase tickets.

October 27, Trick-or-Treat Trolleys run from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on the hour.

October 28, Trick-or-Treak Trolleys run from 2:00 – 7:00 pm on the hour.

October 29, Trick-or-Treat Trolleys run from 2:00 – 6:00 pm on the hour