Downtown Hershey for the Holidays

Hershey for the Holidays

The holiday season in Hershey truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Looking for something to do? Check out these holiday events, happening now!


Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing a lively and captivating show at the Giant Center on Sunday, December 16, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online up to one hour before the event begins and, any time after that, tickets are available for purchase at the Giant Center Box Office.

A Christmas Story

The Hershey Area Playhouse will putting on the holiday classic, A Christmas Story! Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this play is showcases the beloved holiday movie which follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker. Showtimes include December 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.; and December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

CPYB’s The Nutcracker

CPYB will be putting on the beautiful ballet, The Nutcracker, at the Hershey Theatre on Saturday, December 22, at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 23, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase online until one hour before the showtimes, and at the Hershey Theatre Box Office.

Sweet Lights

Hershey’s extravagant and colorful tradition, Sweet Lights, are lit up for everyone’s enjoyment everyday from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Listen to some cheerful holiday tunes, put on your 3-D glasses, and see the magnificent lights with family and friends!

Breakfast with Santa

Hershey’s Chocolate World will be hosting Breakfast with Santa every Saturday and Sunday until December 23 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. A plentiful breakfast buffet will be provided and a chance to meet and take pictures with Santa!

Christmas Candylane at Hersheypark

Hersheypark’s most festive seasonal event of the year, Christmas Candylane, returns! Experience more than four million lights, your favorite rides and coasters, a visit with Santa, his reindeer, and so much more! Christmas Candylane hours can be found here!

Little Elves Workshop at The Hershey Story Museum

Kids, have some holiday fun as you journey through the “Little Elves Workshop!” Use chocolate clay, icing and ribbon to fashion a unique ornament to use as a gift or keepsake. The Workshop is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa at The Pantry Cafe

Enjoy a delicious holiday breakfast menu that includes Egg Nog French Toast and Grinch Frittatas with Santa Claus himself! Breakfast with Santa will occur Saturdays, December 15 and 22 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

A Clint Black Christmas

Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black will be bringing his classic country performance to The Hershey Theatre on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. He has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars and will provide a great night of entertainment for friends and family alike.

Chris Tomlin Christmas

Grammy winner Chris Tomlin will be performing at The Hershey Theatre on December 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to bring family and friends to experience what TIME magazine claims to likely be “the most often sung artist anywhere.” Tickets can be purchased online or at The Hershey Theatre Box Office.

Cookies & Carols with the Clauses

Bring the little ones for cookies and carols on the 3rd floor of The Mill with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m. There will be cookie decorating, coloring activities, a balloon artist, caroling, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.