A few months ago when I first started thinking about our 25 Days of Christmas activities for this year, I stumbled upon Hersheypark’s Christmas CandyLane. After doing some quick research, I came to the conclusion that it would be a perfect fit for us and decided to contact them to see if they’d be interested in working with me on a sponsored post. They agreed, and they offered free admission to my family of 5 in return for this post. Now, I’m going to stop and let you know, had they said ‘no’ we still would have gone because admission is only $12 per person!!! I’ll go into more detail in a minute but we quickly learned that price is a HUGE value.
Christmas CandyLane is Hersheypark’s holiday celebration. Running for 8 weeks beginning mid November and continuting to the New Year, they have outdone themselves creating a fun and festive atmosphere. The entire park is decorated with lights and other Christmas décor and 30 of the amusement park rides are up and running for everyone to enjoy. It gets a little chilly on the fast moving ones, but the kids had an absolute blast visiting an amusement park in the ‘winter time.’ Be sure to visit the ‘Kissing Tower’ so you can enjoy an aerial view of the park in all it’s Christmastime glory!
There are also plenty of places to get something to eat or a sweet treat. My favorite was the refillable mug of hot cocoa made with none other than Hershey’s chocolate! However, as you walk through the park, you are treated to the smells of everything from freshly made kettle corn to sweet rolls and freshly baked cookies.
One of my favorite attractions is NOEL! A light show featuring 150,000 lights perfectly synchronized to music.
We also had the opportunity to visit Santa and photo packages start at just $11.99, but you can always take a pic with your own camera… or phone. *face palm*
Our last stop was Chocolate World, which was by design because… well, it’s WARM in there!
Chocolate World has been a favorite of mine ever since I was a child. As kids, we had family that lived in the Harrisburg/Hershey area and rarely did we visit them without also stopping at Chocolate World because, it’s FREE! Yep, the riding tour that teaches the riders all about how Hershey’s chocolate is made, is completely free and kids of all ages love it. They have since expanded and there are now many fun activities available at a cost. My kidos had a great time and the mini chocolate bar at the end certainly didn’t hurt at all. 😉
Overall, we had a wonderful time and Christmas CandyLane has secured a spot in our 25 Days of Christmas countdown for the foreseeable future. In my humble opinion, it’s a fantastic value for the cost and families with kids of all ages would enjoy a crisp winter day soaking in the joy and spirit of the season!