Christmas fun at America's Chocolate Factory!
by mh75 on December 8, 2008
Just across the street from the Hershey Park is the Hershey Sweet Lights. With a driving tour that takes almost 45 minutes to navigate, this tour is a Christmas lights enthusiasts dream! Make sure that you have a cup of hot chocolate and prepare to take off with your radio tuned to FM 106.3 and you will revel in some of the most extravagant light displays you've ever seen. Winding through what appears to be a jogging trail situated in the woods below the Hotel Hershey, the lights go from standard Christmas to fairy tale themes to Victorian Christmas displays as the tour progresses.The cost is $20 and it is paid at the front of the tour. They do accept visa check cards and they also sell Kettle Korn and soft drinks if you forget the hot chocolate!If you get lucky, like we did, perhaps the weather will cooperate and you will have a gentle snowfall to make the drive that much more special! For the price and the fact that it is located only about five minutes from the Park, I would highly recommend the Sweet Lights tour. I'm sure that you will enjoy it.
I was looking for a fun weekend vacation getaway for my family and a friend recommended Hershey Park's Christmas in Hershey. We went this past weekend and it was absolutely awesome! Although it was very cold all weekend long, the snow that came with it made the Christmas experience that much more special.If you have younger kids, this is the place that you're looking for. The majority of the roller coasters and adult rides appeared to be closed, but all of the kid's rides were open, and there were a lot of them.A definite must see while there is Santa Land. Santa himself is there for pictures with the kids. And try the hot chocolate! It was the BEST that I've ever tried before! Get it with the traditional hot Smore for a delectable treat!There are also plenty of places to seek refuge from the cold, such as the Minetown Arcade or Zoo America. Zoo America was actually one of the kid's favorite attractions while we were there.Another option for time out of the cold is the Chocolate World itself. It seemed to get busier as the day got later, so perhaps it would be best to go there first before entering the Park to let the kids go crazy on the rides.All in all, the Hershey Park is a fantastic holiday experience! Very reasonably priced at $9.95 per person (over 4 years old, I believe.) Along with only $6.00 for parking and with spots very close to the Park, it is something that is well worth the money and time that you will spend there.I very highly recommend the Hershey Park Christmas in Hershey experience. If you go with young ones, you will NOT be disappointed!
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