Holiday Celebration

Cookies, Cocoa, and Holiday Cheer, December 7

Downtown Hershey is ready to kick off the holidays, and you’re invited!

On Friday, December 7, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, the Downtown Hershey Association will host Downtown Hershey’s Holiday Celebration in ChocolateTown Square. This exciting event is fun for all ages, and offers a wide array of activities and entertainment for the community. New this year, turn in your Holiday Celebration ticket for a chance to win one of several items donated by Downtown Hershey businesses. See below for more information on this opportunity!

Milton Hershey School’s New Horizons choral group will perform, and cookies, coffee, and cocoa will be on hand to warm you up while you sing along to classic holiday tunes! Kids can stop by to make their own ornaments, pose with Hershey’s product characters, and even “mail” letters to Santa! We’ll also be collecting Toys for Tots, and all of the toys collected at the Holiday Celebration will go to local families in need.

New this year, food will be available for purchase from Dough Heads Waffles and Lucky Penny Burger Company. Also make sure to check out our holiday market, featuring unique artisan and gift vendors. Check back soon for our vendor list.

Of course, the celebration wouldn’t be complete without the big man himself! Santa will arrive via a Hershey Volunteer Fire Company truck shortly after 6:00 pm. The tree will also be lit by a Children’s Miracle Network child and family, and you won’t want to miss that spectacular moment!

The event is open to the public at no charge, thanks in part to our sponsors including The Hershey Company, Karns Foods, Starbucks, and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Come help celebrate this holiday Life on Chocolate tradition of more than 100 years!

Volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated! Click here if you’d like to help.


Downtown Hershey Business Specials – November 24 through December 7!

The Downtown Hershey Association is partnering with local businesses this holiday season to provide you with extra sweet savings and chances to win one of several items from participating businesses.

Starting on Saturday, November 24 and running through December 7, Downtown Hershey consumers will be able to pick up a Holiday Celebration ticket at one of several participating Downtown Hershey businesses. Stop into each of the businesses listed on the ticket (or as many as you can) and have your ticket marked by that business. No purchase is necessary to have your ticket marked. Several businesses will be offering specials and promotions just for ticket holders.

Ticket holders will have two weeks to use their holiday ticket. Then, bring your ticket to Downtown Hershey’s Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a chance to win one of several raffle items from Downtown Hershey businesses and the Downtown Hershey Association including gift cards, gift baskets, free membership, and products. The more businesses you visit, the more chances you will have to win! There is a limit of one ticket per person, and you must turn in the ticket at the Holiday Celebration for a chance to win one of the prizes.

Participating Businesses

  • Beef Jerky Outlet – Free small gift
  • Calicutts Spice Co. – Free spice blend with $35 purchase.
  • Chocolate Avenue Grill – BOGO ½ off an entree (limit one, discount applies to lower priced entree)
  • Cory Chase, Farmers Insurance – Promotional items
  • Devon Seafood + Steak – 15% off lunch or dinner (excludes alcohol)
  • Fenicci’s of Hershey – 15% off lunch
  • Hershey Biergarten – Free soft pretzels with purchase
  • Houlihan’s Restaurant – 15% off lunch or dinner (excludes alcohol)
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs – 10% off with ticket
  • Knock Knock Boutique – $5 off select blanket scarves
  • MeltSpa by Hershey – Small gift
  • Pantry Cafe at The Hershey Story – Free 12 oz coffee with a purchase
  • Phillip Arthur’s Cafe – BOGO ½ price pizza
  • Power Train Gym – Free day pass for non-members and free PT swag for current members
  • Primanti Bros. – 10% off lunch or dinner (excludes alcohol)
  • Simply J Boutique – 15% off full priced items
  • Starbucks:  Hershey Towne Square – $2 off a Grande or larger Hand-Crafted Espresso or Frappuccino beverage
  • The Hershey Story Museum Gift Shop
  • The Three Little Birds Boutique – Free Erimish bracelet with purchase
  • Tropical Smoothie Café – 10% off food



West Chocolate Avenue 48
Hershey 17033 PA US
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Friday, December 7 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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