Hershey for the Holidays

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holidays! The lights are out, and here come all of the events. We encourage you to check out these activities this holiday season. The Downtown Hershey Association wishes you Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Cars and Christmas

December 21 – December 31

This AACA Museum celebration to get you into the holiday spirit featuring dozens of themed decorated Christmas trees, unusual vehicles, vintage toys and cars, Hess Truck display, model train exhibits, Sammy the 29 ft. snow plow, a Grinch Scavenger Hunt, and much more!

Little Elves Workshop At The Hershey Story Museum

December 21 @ 10:00 a.m. – December 31 @ 2:00 p.m.

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. Try out some vintage toys and snap a unique holiday photo against a snowy Hershey scene.

Breakfast with Santa

December 21 – 30 @ 7:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they get ready for the busy holiday! Start the day in a merry way with a warm Breakfast with Santa at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction! This interactive and entertaining morning will delight and dazzle both young – and young at heart! Reservations are strongly recommended.




Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour

December 21 @ 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A true family affair, the tour marks the first annual ‘Handmade Holiday Tour’ and Jewel’s first tour with her family members. Pre Show the tour will feature a unique and interactive gifting experience offering guests the chance to make handmade one of a kind holiday gifts. The tour will also sponsor 25 individuals in need per show and offer vouchers for the gift making workshops to ensure they have a handmade gift for the holidays. There will also be an opportunity for patrons to make donations and/or donate workshop vouchers to these families. In addition, Zappos.com will be working with local animal shelters in each market to sponsor pet adoption at every show as they kick off Home for the Pawlidayz, their nationwide pet adoption program.

Straight No Chaser

December 23 @ 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“SIX PACK: VOLUME 3” sees the world famous a cappella group cracking open a number of contemporary pop hits and rock classics, highlighted by “Sweet Dreams/HandClap” – their one-of-a-kind mash-up of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” and Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap” – as well their show-stopping “Beyoncé Medley”.

New Year’s Eve at the Mill

December 31 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Festivities at the Mill! Come join us to ring in 2018!

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Brunch

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – No Reservations

4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Dinner

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Open daily through January 1, closed December 25.

Hersheypark has more than 50 rides open this season, decorative lights, and Santa and his reindeer! Check out their website for more info.

Hershey Sweet Lights

Open evenings through January 1

Sweet lights displays a festive, 600 illuminations in a drive-thru located between Route 39 and Sand Beach road. Click here for ticket information.


December 31 @ 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Central PA’s Premier New Year’s Event!

At ChocolateTown Square in Hershey, PA


Singer, songwriter and guitarist Kris Allen will take the main stage for Hershey New Year’s Eve. The American Idol season 8 winner’s accolades include a 2009 platinum-selling single “Live Like We’re Dying” and four full-length albums, including 2016’s Letting You In. Allen is a Arkansas native and will bring an upbeat vibe to the main stage.

Admission for the event is free. Come to downtown Hershey and join the countdown for the annual HERSHEY’s Kiss Raise!