The frost has returned to the pumpkin, and in nearby Pennsylvania that can only mean one thing . Hershey Sweet Lights will once again brighten Hersheypark. Just as the leaves fall and the color fades from the Northeastern landscape, this 2-mile trail warms the hearts of children and adults alike. But ho ho ho, that’s not the only reason to hitch up your holiday sleigh and head to Hershey.
3 Reasons Hershey Sweet Lights Are a Holiday Must-See
Over the river and through the woods… In this case, it’s a 2-mile stretch of trail alit with 2 million LED lights in about 600 animated displays. Hershey Sweet Lights are a quick drive from The Hotel Hershey, or a slightly longer spin from the other official resorts- Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort cabins.
Even if the weather outside is frightful, (as it was during our jaunt), you can completely enjoy Sweet Lights from the warmth of your vehicle. If the rain or snow keep you from entering the park to explore Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, pack the kids into the car. (Heck, you could even make the excursion in your holiday PJs!)
Kicking off on Friday, November 15, 2019, Hershey Sweet Lights can fast-forward you into the holiday mood. Simply tune your car’s radio to the designated Hersheypark station, and let the family Christmas carols begin! Our gang of four sang at the top of our lungs during the entire path. Fa La La La La La la La La. Drive through animated themes such as The Twelve Days of Christmas, Victorian Village, and Fairy Tales, and let visions of sugarplums dance in your head.
Whether transporting toddlers or teens, your brood will spend quality time, sitting side-by-side in you family vehicle, together; no distractions, poor cell service!, no nonsense. Pack a favorite family snack. Get your hot chocolate and cookies to go from the Hershey Lodge or The Hotel Hershey’s Cocoa Beanery and jump in your car. Settle in for a long winter’s sight!
Hershey Sweet Lights Details
Hershey Sweet Lights are open nights daily from 5-10 pm, and on weekends and holidays and 5-11 as the holidays approach closer. (The final viewing evening is January 1st.)
$19.15 per car (8 persons capacity) weekdays and $26.16 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (Van admission is $34.15 every day.)
Looking for some wholesome family holiday entertainment for approximately $4 a head? Point your car in the direction of Hershey, Pennsylvania!